Loved Roy Kingman-- a young lawyer (past college basketball player), who aids the poor and discover...more
"True Blue" begins with Mace being released from a two-year stint in prison, having been set up to take the fall as a dirty cop. Upon her release, she is determined to find the people responsible for framing her, but is faced with several obstacles, not the least of whi...more
On her release from prison, she accompanies Beth to the scene of a crime at a law firm where they find the murdered body of Diane Tolliver, and meet the lawyer Roy Kingman, who found her. All Mace has ever wanted is to...more
It’s fairly typical of Baldacci’s most recent work: it’s forgettable. It’s solid, it’s entertaining, and to its credit, good airplane reading, but a month from now you won’t remember – nor care – about Mace Perry, her Police Chief sister...more
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
For this new Baldacci group, the story is about 50 to 75 pages too convoluted.
Mason Perry, named by her father, was a DC police officer until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. Her older sister Beth is the chief of the DC police.
Mace was convicted and went to prison for two years. When she left prison, in the dark of night as arranged by her sister, the story of her conviction for the crime is stil...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
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
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
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
The book begins in the final days of Mace Perry's prison sentence. Mace, an ex-cop, is serving two years in prison for...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
The reason I'm rating this book 3 stars instead of 4 is for a couple of reasons. First, I don't think the reader did as good a job with this one as he has with some of the others. A female reader or one a bit more proficient with female voices or, better still, two or more r...more
True Blue finally shows strength in its characters, where other Baldacci novels have been weak. While the independent women character i...more
I really liked how the story progressed, loved how Mace found a job with a super-rich guy on a mission. I like the thought behind his project, but wonder how viable it is. I also loved how his house seemed to become the central base when things heated up....more
She returns to Washington where her sister Beth is Chief of Police. Mace wants to clear her name and get her old job back. She knows that she will have to do it unofficially and is aware that one way she could get her job back would be to solve a big case.
Incredulously, her sister Beth brings this ex-con to a murder scene. Roy Kingman found the body of a co-worker at is offic...more
True Blue is the first book by David Baldacci that I've read, but I'm not going to let it be the last. He kept the right level of suspense through the whole story, with periods of slower moments interspersed between the tense moments where you wonder what's...more
David Baldacci has published sixteen novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Win...more