The Resource True blue, David Baldacci

True blue, David Baldacci

Label
True blue
Title
True blue
Statement of responsibility
David Baldacci
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Language
eng
Summary
A former Washington D.C. police cop out to prove herself and a young lawyer from a prestigious law firm meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital--and what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal
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Review
  • This promising first in a new series from bestseller Baldacci (First Family ) introduces Beth Perry, chief of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police, and Beth's younger sister, Mace Perry, a former police officer dubbed “the Patty Hearst of the twenty-first century” after she was seized by bandits, drugged and taken along on a series of armed robberies around Washington. Mace, who's just getting out of prison after serving a two-year sentence, is willing to risk everything to clear her name and reclaim her life as a cop by cracking a big case on her own. The rape-murder of a powerful lawyer as well as the killing of a prominent U.S. attorney provide Mace an opportunity to vindicate herself. While Baldacci draws his characters in bright primary colors, and some of the action reaches comic book proportions, he delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys. (Oct. 27) --Staff (Reviewed September 21, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 38, p38)
  • Baldacci (Divine Justice, 2008, etc.) presents a law-enforcement sister act, curtain-raiser for a new series that has every chance of keeping the pot boiling.Beth and Mace Perry are loving, totally supportive of each other and remarkably untroubled by anything resembling sibling rivalry. Yet they are very different. Beth, the older, is rock-solid reliable; Mace is flamboyant, tempestuous, hard-wired for heedlessness. After years of worthy performance, Beth has become D.C. chief of police. Mace is an ex-con, albeit through no fault of her own; she was kidnapped, framed, dismissed from the police force and sent to prison for two years. Now she's out, and Beth, a by-the-book officer if ever there was one, knows that her life is about to become complicated. Because Mace, who bleeds blue, wants her badge back and will risk whatever she must in order to make that happen. And Beth will be in her sister's corner, even if on occasion that leads to behavior not sanctioned by any applicable book. Enter Roy Kingman, a susceptible young lawyer immediately drawn to über-feisty Mace. He trails behind him a big-time murder case that has the sweet smell of opportunity for Mace. If she can solve it, she tells herself, reinstatement will inevitably follow. But this murder case has dark and dangerous ramifications that stretch across oceans and into terrorist enclaves. Powerful people, it turns out, don't want the case solved, people as ready to shoot the moon as Mace is.Gracelessly written, often implausible and inescapably pulpy, but also fast-paced and entertaining. (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
326513
Cataloging source
DLC
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Baldacci, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
Upper Grades
LC call number
PS3552.A446
LC item number
T78 2009
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Baldacci, D.
Reading level
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
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True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Ex-police officers
  • Women ex-convicts
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Revenge
  • Revenge
  • Ex-police officers
  • Revenge
  • Women ex-convicts
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
True blue, David Baldacci
Link
http://davidbaldacci.com/
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn351329621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781615235452
Lccn
2009027121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446195515
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)351329621
Label
True blue, David Baldacci
Link
http://davidbaldacci.com/
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn351329621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781615235452
Lccn
2009027121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446195515
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)351329621

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