A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.
Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life.
Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital.
Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.
This promising first in a new series from bestseller Baldacci (First Family) introduces Beth Perry, chief of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police, and Beth's younger sister, Mace Perry, a former police officer dubbed "the Patty Hearst of the twenty-first century" after she was seized by bandits, drugged and taken along on a series of armed robberies around Washington. Mace, who's just getting out of prison after serving a two-year sentence, is willing to risk everything to clear her name and reclaim her life as a cop by cracking a big case on her own. The rape-murder of a powerful lawyer as well as the killing of a prominent U.S. attorney provide Mace an opportunity to vindicate herself. While Baldacci draws his characters in bright primary colors, and some of the action reaches comic book proportions, he delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys. (Oct. 27)
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1 . What a disapointment
Posted February 23, 2012 by Mary , San AntonioI have long been a fan of Baldacci, but lthis was such a disappointment. I will finish this, but it will be a long time before it read another Baldacci. I hope he is not going to use Mace Perry as a new heroine in his books. I am female, but I found her very tiresome. It also would have been nice if Roy had a little more backbone. She always seemed to be leading him around on a leash.
2 . Don't waste your $
Posted October 23, 2010 by Bill from Ohio , CortlandI am a fan of David Baldacci but this book is awful. The characters are second rate and the plot is contrived at best. Wait for the next Camel Club edition, True Blue is Truly Bad.
3 . Fast read.
Posted April 23, 2010 by Diana , TampaReally enjoyed this book. Loved the characters immediately and couldn't put it down. Kept me interested all the way through!
4 . Great Baldacchi read
Posted February 01, 2010 by marlo , Jax BeachLoved the Camel Club series. Anxiously await next in True Blue
5 . Kept me interested
Posted November 30, 2009 by Jackie , Waldorf, MDI enjoyed reading the book. I thought the characters were engaging and likeable. True, it probably was not Baldacci's best but definitely worth reading. I 'm sure there will be more novels with these characters and I definitely will read them.
6 . Seems like a Daytime TV Soap Storyline
Posted November 20, 2009 by beachreader , Manhattan BeachNot even close to Baldacci's earlier works - this is closer to "Charlie's Angels" episode
7 . Awful - how many coincidences can you gin up?
Posted November 08, 2009 by Leon , Palo AltoSPOILER
This book was awful. Every page you turned the characters had an over abundance of luck, a random discovery of previously unknown facts, some new super hero quality, and the ability to escape unseen from another treacherous situation all while not being held legally responsible. Mace, the protagonist, who we meet serving a 2 year jail sentence after being setup for a somewhat Patty Hearst like undiscovered injustice, is luckily removed from jail early by her sister the Police Chief before the nasty bad inmates can get her. She then goes on to have amazing basketball, breaking and entering, deductive powers, luck and timing to solve a case involving the FBI, CIA, some unknown foreign powers, money laundering, and police persecution. Along the way she manages to help a family out of poverty from the projects through the compassionate actions of a benevolent billionaire who randomly funds a social development research project that by coincidence Mace gets to participate in. This involves getting a 6000 square foot home on the property of this philanthropist, escaping the evil drug lord/gang member named Psycho, and rescuing the previously raped, single mother with protective misunderstood brother and handicapped child. Ugh. Every page involves another monologue explaining away miraculous coincidences. I am good at suspending my disbelief, but this was way too much. Save your money.
8 . fun
Posted November 01, 2009 by Diana , San DiegoThis was a fun book! Great reading.
Grand Central Publishing
October 25, 2009
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