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David Baldacci

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About the Author

David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. His first novel, näytä lisää Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, True Blue, One Summer and End Game. He writes numerous series including King and Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, the Camel Club, Will Robie, Shaw and Katie James, John Puller, Vega Jane, and Amos Decker. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Kunnian vartijat (2005) 5,101 kappaletta
Pelurit (2006) 4,429 kappaletta
Aikapommi (2003) 4,399 kappaletta
Sekuntipeliä (2004) 4,148 kappaletta
Simple Genius (2007) 3,848 kappaletta
Koston enkelit (2007) 3,841 kappaletta
Rajaton valta (1996) 3,564 kappaletta
Voittaja (1997) 3,381 kappaletta
Henkensä edestä (1999) 3,330 kappaletta
Viimeiseen mieheen (2001) 3,290 kappaletta
Karu totuus (1998) 3,171 kappaletta
Kaappaus (2009) 3,160 kappaletta
Kissa ja hiiri (1996) 3,157 kappaletta
The Whole Truth (2008) 3,116 kappaletta
Oikeuden vaalijat (2008) 3,115 kappaletta
Wish You Well (2000) 2,948 kappaletta
The Innocent (2012) 2,857 kappaletta
Zero Day (2011) 2,766 kappaletta
Jouluksi kotiin (2002) — Tekijä — 2,577 kappaletta
Memory Man (2015) 2,577 kappaletta
Räjähdyspiste (2010) 2,479 kappaletta
Henkeen ja vereen (2009) 2,462 kappaletta
The Sixth Man (2011) 2,342 kappaletta
The Hit (2013) 2,334 kappaletta
The Forgotten (2012) 2,297 kappaletta
Deliver Us from Evil (2010) 2,228 kappaletta
The Last Mile (2016) 2,042 kappaletta
The Target (2014) 1,889 kappaletta
The Escape (2014) 1,875 kappaletta
The Fix (2017) — Tekijä — 1,817 kappaletta
King and Maxwell (2013) 1,800 kappaletta
The Guilty (2015) 1,789 kappaletta
Long Road to Mercy (2018) 1,563 kappaletta
The Fallen (2018) 1,539 kappaletta
No Man's Land (2016) 1,492 kappaletta
One Summer (2011) 1,482 kappaletta
End Game (2017) — Tekijä — 1,401 kappaletta
Redemption (2019) 1,271 kappaletta
A Minute to Midnight (2019) 1,245 kappaletta
Walk the Wire (2020) 1,171 kappaletta
The Finisher (2014) 1,150 kappaletta
One Good Deed (2019) 1,131 kappaletta
Daylight (2020) 1,008 kappaletta
A Gambling Man (2021) 790 kappaletta
The 6:20 Man (2022) 720 kappaletta
Mercy (2021) 661 kappaletta
Long Shadows (2022) 565 kappaletta
Dream Town (2022) 556 kappaletta
FaceOff (2014) — Toimittaja — 496 kappaletta
Day of Doom (2013) 472 kappaletta
The Keeper (2015) 452 kappaletta
Simply Lies (2023) 416 kappaletta
Bullseye - An Original Short Story (2014) 281 kappaletta
No Time Left (2010) 243 kappaletta
The Width of the World (2017) 235 kappaletta
The Stars Below (2019) 133 kappaletta
Office Hours (2000) 117 kappaletta
The Mighty Johns (2002) 92 kappaletta
The Edge (2023) 79 kappaletta
The Mystery of Silas Finklebean (2006) 67 kappaletta
The Winner [and] The Simple Truth (2008) 16 kappaletta
The Christmas Train [2017 TV movie] (2017) — Tekijä — 12 kappaletta
Wish You Well [2013 film] (2013) — Tekijä — 8 kappaletta
The Christmas Box (2001) 6 kappaletta
[Title missing] 5 kappaletta
One Summer [2021 TV movie] (2022) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
The Final Play (2021) 5 kappaletta
Downfall (2021) 5 kappaletta
David Baldacci Fall 2023 (2023) 4 kappaletta
Split Second / Hour Game (2009) 3 kappaletta
About the Author 2 kappaletta
Evil 2 kappaletta
Flashback 2 kappaletta
True Blue r 1 kappale
Divine Justice r 1 kappale
Simple Genius r 1 kappale
The Last Mile r 1 kappale
Wish You Well r 1 kappale
memort Man r 1 kappale
The Lion 1 kappale
Redemmption r 1 kappale
Stone Cold r 1 kappale
The Camel Club r 1 kappale
The Collectors r 1 kappale
Camino Island r 1 kappale
The Winner r 1 kappale
Hour Game r 1 kappale
Split Second r 1 kappale
The Target r 1 kappale
One Summber 1 kappale
One Good Deed r 1 kappale
Edge r 1 kappale
Total Control r 1 kappale
Absolute Power r 1 kappale
The Finisher r 1 kappale
The Forgotten r 1 kappale
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First Family r 1 kappale
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The Innocent r 1 kappale
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The Sixth Man r 1 kappale
No Man's Land r 1 kappale
Hour Gone 1 kappale
Flukten (2019) 1 kappale
Hele sannheten (2011) 1 kappale
As you Were 1 kappale
Balance of Power 1 kappale
H. (1900) 1 kappale
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The Trial 1 kappale
Walk the Wire r 1 kappale
The Fallen r 1 kappale
A Gambling Man r 1 kappale
Dream Town r 1 kappale
Long Shadows r 1 kappale
The 6;20 Man r 1 kappale
Lang vei mot dag (2023) 1 kappale
Memory 1 kappale
Sluttspill (2022) 1 kappale
Split Second Poster (2003) 1 kappale

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No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Avustaja; Johdanto — 400 kappaletta
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Muut nimet
Ford, David
Ford, David B.
Ford, David Baldacci
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Vienna, Virginia, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Virginia (JD)
Virginia Commonwealth University (BA)
Henrico High School
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (National Ambassador)
Wish You Well Foundation
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
People Magazine's Fifty Most Beautiful People (1997)
Aaron Priest (Aaron Priest Literary Agency)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
David Baldacci (b. 1960 in Richmond, Virginia) is a bestselling American novelist. Baldacci received a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. As a student, Baldacci wrote short stories in his spare time, and later practiced law for nine years near Washington, D.C.. While living in Alexandria, Virginia, Baldacci wrote short stories and screenplays without much success. In despair, he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power. It took Baldacci two years to get the book published, but when it finally did hit the shelves in 1996 it was an international best seller.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities as well as founding his own foundation for literacy, Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci was raised in Virginia and still resides there (in Vienna, Virginia) with his wife, Michelle A. Collin-Baldacci (Mikki), and two children. His cousin is the Democratic Governor of Maine John Baldacci, first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

In 1997, People magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.



Let’s Meet.., Book Discussion : Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci (kesäkuu 2020)
Chat, Book Discussion : Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci (kesäkuu 2020)
Chat, Book Discussion : Divine Justice by David Baldacci (toukokuu 2020)
Chat, Book Discussion : Stone Cold by David Baldacci (huhtikuu 2020)
Let’s remind ourselves about the Author., Book Discussion : Stone Cold by David Baldacci (huhtikuu 2020)
Chat, Book Discussion: The Collectors by David Baldacci (maaliskuu 2020)
Meet the Author..., Book Discussion : The Camel Club by David Baldacci (elokuu 2019)
Chat, Book Discussion : The Camel Club by David Baldacci (heinäkuu 2019)
Meet the Author, Book Discussion : End Game by David Baldacci (joulukuu 2018)
Chat, Book Discussion : End Game by David Baldacci (joulukuu 2018)
Chat , Book Discussion: The Guilty by David Baldacci (elokuu 2018)
Chat, Book Discussion : The Target by David Baldacci (toukokuu 2018)
Chat, Book Discussion : The Hit by David Baldacci (tammikuu 2018)
Chat, Book Discussion : King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (syyskuu 2017)
Chat, Book Discussion : The Innocent by David Baldacci (elokuu 2017)
Chat, Book Discussion : The Sixth Man by David Baldacci (toukokuu 2017)
Chat, Book Discussion - First Family by David Baldacci (tammikuu 2017)
Pre Book Discusssion Chat, Book Discussion : Simple Genius by David Baldacci (lokakuuta 2016)
Pre Group Read Discussion, Book Discussion : Hour Game by David Baldacci (heinäkuu 2016)
YA -Girl in small mountain (mine?) town, Name that Book (heinäkuu 2016)



In the second installment of David Baldacci’s The 6.20 Man series Former U.S. Army Ranger Travis Devine is tasked with solving the mystery behind the murder of a CIA operative Jennifer Silkwell in her hometown in Putnam Maine. Her laptop and phone are missing, which raises national security concerns. Travis’s handler has a close personal connection with Jennifer's family, which also makes it personal. Posing as a special investigator with Homeland Security, Travis collaborates with local law enforcement in finding the killer. But a small town has many secrets and people aren't too welcoming to outsiders and local officials extend their hospitality only up to a point. As Travis investigates the Silkwell family, Jennifer’s siblings, and the townspeople, it is evident there is more to Jennifer’s murder than meets the eye. Travis uncovers a possible connection between Jennifer's murder and past crimes (and coverups) committed in the area and soon discovers that there are forces at play that would resort to any measures to keep secrets buried.

When it comes to intricately plotted, action-packed page-turners, David Baldacci seldom disappoints. The Edge is no exception. Baldacci weaves a consistently paced, suspenseful plot with great attention to detail and more than a few suspicious characters and secrets that keep you immersed and guessing up until the very last page. I really liked the protagonist and his approach to crime-solving. There is a relatively large cast of characters in the fold, but at no point is the narrative difficult to follow. There were a few segments in the narrative that were seemingly unrelated to the case, which might have been inserted foreshadowing future events in the series. Overall, The Edge by David Baldacci is an intense absorbing read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The ending indicates a thrilling third installment in the future. Needless to say, I can’t wait!

It should be noted that although The Edge is the second book in a series, it can be read standalone.

Many thanks to the publisher for the gifted copy. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. The Edge was published on November 14, 2023.
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srms.reads | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 22, 2023 |
Fun, fast read. A bit different than Baldacci's usual style.
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decaturmamaof2 | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
This was a great one - Amos is one of my favorite characters, and Freddie White really grew on me.
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decaturmamaof2 | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
A bit different, good whodunit!
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decaturmamaof2 | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |



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