The Whole Truth

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 22, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
24 Reviews
"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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The writing was rather clunky and predictable. - Goodreads
Baldacci is a decent spy thriller writer. - Goodreads
I've never found Baldacci to be a very good writer. - Goodreads
Overall it's a good story with cheesy writing. - Goodreads
The characterization of Katie was - Goodreads

Review: The Whole Truth (A. Shaw #1)

User Review  - Maryann Bosah - Goodreads

The whole truth is symbolic about the powers that manipulate government to furnace their personal agendas. It's an eye opener and an interesting read.It's worth trying.Maryann Read full review

Review: The Whole Truth (A. Shaw #1)

User Review  - Corey Tardif - Goodreads

It's been a while since I've read a Baldacci book, I still have quite a bit of his books to read, but The Whole Truth was enjoyable, I really liked the storyline and the characters, I also found the ... 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

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