The Whole Truth

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 544 pages
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"Dick, I need a war."
Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind.
Shaw, a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels the globe to keep it safe and at peace.
Willing to do anything to get back to the top of her profession, Katie James is a journalist who has just gotten the break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned.
In this terrifying, global thriller, these characters' lives will collide head-on as a series of events is set in motion that could change the world as we know it. An utterly spellbinding story that feels all too real, THE WHOLE TRUTH delivers all the twists and turns, emotional drama, unforgettable characters, and can't-put-it-down pacing that readers expect from David Baldacci-and still goes beyond anything he's written before.

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Overall it was a good read and a quick page turner. - LibraryThing
I was prepared to hate the ending. - LibraryThing
Good characters and fast moving plot. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Jiraiya - LibraryThing

The Whole Truth carries the stamp of Baldacci all over it. He recycled some of his plot points from the Camel Club. If Oliver Stone had had a flashback sequence about his distant past, this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

War mongering is a lucrative business, especially if one is a defense contractor. And peace times are not good for the bottom line, so 'truth' is fabricated, or in other words 'perception management ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at

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