Baldacci tries too hard to sound like he knows this world. He writes eye-glazing passages about guns and “bandits” (I prefer perps…) and seedy neighborhoods in DC. He adds unnecessary details, puts his people in unreasonable situations where their characters aren’t consistent and the sequence of events is all too convenient.
Mace escapes bad guys on her motorcycle while they’re trying to shoot her dea...more
This is the story of "Mace" Perry, a cop convicted wrongly and sent to prison for 2 years. Her older sister, Beth Perry, is the Chief of Police in D.C. When Mace is released from prison she gets involved in the latest case being tackled by her sister.
The book was easy to read and kept moving at a fast pace. Like most modern thrillers there's a neat package ending and everything is revealed in...more
Mason "Mace" Perry had been an outstanding cop in Washington D.C. - until her public arrest for armed robbery and drug use. Mace knows that she was kidnapped and framed for the crime, but she's lost her badge, her apartment, the life that she knew. Two years have passed and Mace has been released from prison. Now Mace's one goal is to clear her name and win back her badge. It helps that her sister, Police Chief Beth Perry, believes in her and will not be deterred from hunting d...more
In True Blue, Baldacci has moved away from his familiar FBI/CIA/NSA/acronym material to tackle Washington, its politics, law firms and police force. The change of setting is a refreshing one, and it gives him the chance to construct some new characters. The two lea...more
The sense of place, dialogue and plot are all very believable up to the end. There is a murdered attorney who was also raped; a murdered Justice Department official who also may be connected to the basic plot; the attorney who found...more
True Blue finally shows strength in its characters, where other Baldacci novels have been weak. While the independent women character i...more
Ireally look forward to delving further into...more
Framed ex-cop is out of jail, and her sister happens to be Chief of Police. And luckily they are both attractive, smart and gutsy women. Oh and their main adversary is a very attractive devious DA. Of course.
Within hours of her release our heroine is joining her sister at a murder scene (of course) and within a day is doing all sorts of daft. investigating and is joined by a lawyer who is more than happy to get involved and put his care...more
So far this is a standalone book, but t...more
I enjoy action thrillers and Mr. Baldacci just never disappoints. His books have enough car crashes and shoot ‘em up scenes to keep action junkies happ...more
I kind of liked this book. It was nice to read a Baldacci book with two smart, capable, physically tough female characters as the central protagonists. The Perry sisters were able to carry most of the story and I'm sure if this book sells well we'll see more of them in a new series. There were plenty of backstory blanks to fill in as well as more complete character development. It did get tiresome to constantly be reminded of the sister relationship and Mace's obsession to return to the ranks of...more
This is a police drama seen through the eyes of a renegade cop looking to regain her reputation and see justice done. However, the pace and pathos of this is far different from the roguish Rebus...more
Some of the political stuff went over my head but whatever, I knew who the good guys were and who the b...more
A female cop gets out of prison after being wrongly accused (but never vindicated). I thought the premise that if she solved a crime on her own she'd be reinstated was pretty thin to begin with-and oh the dialogue-it was atrocious! Also, if I never have to read the word "bandit" again, I'll be...more
The gun wa...more
I had read a few books by David Baldacci, and thought they were OK, but this book disappointed me a bit.
The 'strong' female main character -who's only just released out of prison after being convicted for murder - is just so annoying!
The story itself, wasn't really anything special either. I must have read multiple books like this, and in the end it al become a bit of a blur.