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David Baldacci

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in Richmond, Virginia, The United States
August 05, 1960

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David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, "because every mom needs a break now and then.”) He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; it was subsequently adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 36 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million w ...more

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As a former lawyer, books on famous attorneys have always captured my interest. The Brethren was a classic, vastly entertaining study of the interior workings of the Supreme Court. Now, with Will Haygood's Showdown, we find ourselves immersed in the ...more
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