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Saving Faith

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In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had: a young woman named Faith Lockhart. For Faith has done too much, knows too much, and will tell too much.

Feared by some of the most powerful men in the world, Faith has been targeted to die. But when a private investigator walks into the middle of
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published November 28th 1999 by Grand Central Publishing
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Kellie
Oct 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This wasn’t bad. I have to say though, the first 300 pages were a bit slow. I also found it hard to like the characters. But the last 200 pages were very good. The story is about the FBI and CIA and their abuse of power. Faith Lockhart is caught in the middle of a “sting”. Her boss has been illegally bribing political officials in Washington for a good cause. One of the heads of CIA has caught wind of this bribery and gets involved. His idea of how to handle it is a lot more dangerous than anyon ...more
David Highton
A standalone thriller from Baldacci, pitting an insider CIA conspiracy against the FBI, with a pair of Capitol lobbyists as the bait. Moves along at great pace, as do most Baldacci books.
Steven Peterson
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another creation of David Baldacci. I have now read a couple of his books. Strengths are obvious, such as fast paced action, plot lines, likeable (and unlikeable) characters. His writing is not always so smooth and sometimes there are elements in his work that seem improbable.

This work is a good read, and the plot speeds the reader along. Key characters: Lobbyist Danny Buchanan who uses corrupt methods for a good cause; his associate, Faith Lockhart; Lee Evans, a PI; Robert Thornhill (a top offi
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Mollie
Jul 24, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably the worst book I've read in awhile.

I checked out a few "summer read" books for a camping trip this last week. Loved his Wish You Well so thought I'd give this a try...

Ugh. Crappy story line, completely unbelievable interactions...i.e. after a bit of sexual tension, some anger, & some alcohol becomes a sexual assault, then suddenly the two protagonists are soul mates and can't be apart. Please. Then the big douche bag at work who took away the female protagonists FBI credenti
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Chidi Okonkwo
Dec 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled across the book at a local Barnes and Nobles last year. Thought I’d give it a try, after reading the overview on the back cover. I was instantly drawn into the pages of this political thriller, which was expertly written by a man who is well versed in his craft. The author definitely did a lot of research before writing this story. And all of the praise presented on the early pages prior to the story’s introduction was well deserved. This is not an action story, it is more of an intel ...more
Zade
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The fact that it took me two weeks to remember that I had finished this book and needed to write a review should tell you just how little effect it had. While Baldacci has written some entertaining novels, this is not his best effort. It's not terrible, there's just nothing particularly engaging about it. There were several sections in which I had to force myself not to skim; it was just that dull.

For those who are terribly interested in the world of lobbying and influence peddling in Washingto
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Seizure Romero
This is where I pretty much gave up on Baldacci. I thought I could rely on him for brainless filler reading but now he's just annoying. "Willing suspension of disbelief." Look it up. Basic agreement between author and reader. I'm willing to accept a lot of things when I'm reading fiction (I read vampire novels, fer chrissakes), but I cannot abide shaky premises in order to support an equally weak plot. YET ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT: Faith has set up a complete fake identity and even purchased a hous ...more
Corey
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
While the first quarter of the book was slow and I didn't know which direction it was heading in, it picks up during the second quarter. It was really hard to follow for a while but after a while things started to pick up the pace. Some of the story was in a way, scary, because something like what happens in the story could really happen with the US Government in real life, you just never know, but I won't spoil it for anybody.

Even though it didn't seem to get as much praise as some of Baldacci'
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Timothy Miyahara
Saving Faith is the kind of book you select when you want to be entertained but not mentally challenged. Call it "summer-beach-reading" material. It's not bad, and although the story is somewhat formulaic, it does have enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and entertained. It does try to convey a few moral lessons, but the primary purpose seems to be keeping the reader guessing at the various levels of intrigue and corruption centered within the Beltway.

The story centers on a witnes
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Susan
Jan 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faith Lockhart has been the right hand man for a powerful, successful lobbyist for years but strange things are going on and she thinks it's time to call in help so she goes to the FBI. Before she can even explain the situation, an agent is killed. I'm a huge fan of Baldacci and this is as good or better a story than his others. The characters are enormously interesting and likeable and the plot is wild and credible.
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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; one year later ...more
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