First Family

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 1, 2010 - Fiction - 656 pages
58 Reviews
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Following the instant #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, and Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .

A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare.
Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don't want to get involved. But years ago Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president's wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them--and the line between friend and foe impossible to define . . . or defend.

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Captivating, if just a little bit predictible, plot. - Goodreads
The endings are all the same - the good guy wins. - Goodreads
Also as usual, there are two story lines. - Goodreads
I cannot say much more without giving away the plot. - Goodreads

Review: First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #4)

User Review  - Morgan Mussell - Goodreads

Sometimes you luck out and find good reads just by browsing, and so it was with David Baldacci's First Family, 2009, an action adventure novel featuring private detectives Sean King and Michelle ... Read full review

Review: First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #4)

User Review  - Marilyn Beyer - Goodreads

Enjoyed the book, it's plots, twists and subplots. Baldacci's King and Maxwell series is fun, if not completely believable. The President's 12-year-old niece is kidnapped, her mother (the President's ... Read full review

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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, and to look into its program to spread books across America at

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