First Family: King and Maxwell

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Pan Macmillan UK, Jun 25, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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"When she turned the page and her gaze flickered over the date on top it was as though the lightning outside had somehow grounded right into her. A billion volts of pain, a shriek of anguish you could actually see, and feel, as it pierced her."

Camp David, USA.
A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. 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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Very disappointing; don't waste your money

User Review  - Karen C - Borders

David Baldacci has written one more book than he had in him. This is the decline of a once great writer. Did no one proofread this novel before it went to print? Michelle has a fractured ankle on page ... Read full review

Another Baldacci page turner

User Review  - larwoman - Borders

First Family is full of twists and subplots that Baldacci perfects with each book he writes. Be warned fellow reader, it is one of THOSE books that make you think, "Just one more chapter and then I'll ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With his books published in over 45 different languages and in more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. His family foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to eliminate illiteracy across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at, and his foundation at, and to look into its programme to spread books across America at

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