The Whole Truth

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 22, 2008 - Fiction - 416 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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Review: The Whole Truth (A. Shaw #1)

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I made it to page 260, Chapter 48. Nicolas Creel is a one dimensional villain. The hero Shaw is a big man. He's also got some kind of device implanted in him that can kill him instantly. Because of it ... Read full review

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

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Absolutely superb book. Shows what can happen if people who are thinking they are doing good and that are actually creating evil can accomplish. One issue I have with the preview on this site.......the guys name is Dick not Matt...... 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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