Description : Set at the heart of political power in Washington DC, Absolute Power was the book which launched David Baldacci's career as a worldwide bestseller of thrilling fiction. The movie, starring Clint Eastwood, was a major box office success across the world. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginian countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist, Luther Whitney, is trapped behind a one-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and a criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world – the President of the United States.
Description : Now for e-readers, the #1 New York Times bestseller by David Baldacci includes a survival guide, author Q&A, and sneak peek of The Width of the World (Vega Jane, Book 3)! Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. Now just one thing stands between Vega Jane and freedom - the Quag. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. The Quag will throw everything at Vega Jane. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega Jane is willing to pay. Master storyteller David Baldacci unleashes a hurricane of action and adrenaline that takes readers to the breaking point.
Description : Chingon is a musclebound pit bull of a man, mean, dangerous, and just released from Folsom prison. Hell bent on getting rich, and mentally ready to kill anyone in his way, he returns to the gang-infested streets of L.A. The Blacks and Chicanos are killing each other in turf wars, making it impossible to get rich quick there. Chingon decides to relocate to Flint, Michigan, and get the whole state hooked on his Mexican Cartel Meth. Chingon learned much from the Big Homies on the prison yard, most importantly how to control his murderous impulses. He still loves to kill, but he takes his time, and covers his tracks. He starts his own street gang in Flint, Los Tiny Malos, and soon the high school and college kids are all strung out on pure crystal meth. Law enforcement, and rival gangs like the Bloods, are booting up for an all-out war with the Malos. Chingon is forced to kill a detective that gets too close, and the cop's disappearance results in a swarm of federal and state agents. How to keep a low profile, and still get the dope to the users on the street? The Latin Kings, always looking for new territory to control, is set-tripping big time, and everyone waits to see how the new drug kingpin will react to competition. But Chingon just got out of prison, and all he really wants to do is smoke weed and bang beautiful nymphos, two at a time! What's wrong with that? Enter the mind of a real criminal, a man who has shot and stabbed men in cold blood, a hero among the little homies from the barrio, a modern-day Aztec Warrior, obsessed with making big money and seducing beautiful tramps."
Description : Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Description : After delivering the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover that Vesper One has a terrifying plot and they race against time to stop him from harming millions of innocent people.
Description : When LuAnn Tyler is asked to be part of a crooked lottery scheme, she refuses, even though it would mean millions of dollars. But when she is framed for murder, the frightened single mother is forced to participate. Ten years later she has become a wealthy woman determined to live a normal life. But it will take more than money to escape the attentions of the FBI and the dangerous man from her past who wants to kill her . . . if she doesn't stop him first.
Description : The Target is David Baldacci's blockbuster follow up to The Hit, the smash-hit bestseller featuring U.S. government assassin, Will Robie. Will Robie is a highly trained CIA assassin who is only matched in his ability to kill by his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. They are trusted by the US government to succeed when failure isn’t an option. So when the President identifies an opportunity to take down a global menace there’s only two people he has in mind for the clandestine mission. Their target is the dangerous and unpredictable leader of North Korea, but when things don’t go to plan a fierce retaliation is set in motion. While Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary – sent to destroy the enemy at all costs – a deadly game of cat and mouse is triggered between the East and West. But who will be hunter and who will be hunted when the true target is revealed?
Description : David Baldacci has made a name for himself crafting big, burly legal thrillers with larger-than-life plots. However, Wish You Well, set in his native Virginia, is a tale of hope and wonder and "something of a miracle" just itching to happen. This shift from contentious urbanites to homespun hill families may come as a surprise to some of Baldacci's fans--but they can rest assured: the author's sense of pacing and exuberant prose have made the leap as well.
Description : Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville, Pennsylvania, visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. With the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker realizes that the recent string of deaths is only one small piece of a much larger scheme -- with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville. But when one mistake could cost him everything, Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all.
Description : Part detective story, part disaster movie, part romance, The Christmas Train is a brilliant, heart-warming holiday tale from bestselling author David Baldacci. Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight 'misunderstanding' at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, where he will rediscover people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief . . .