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First Family by David Baldacci

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Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci‘s most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .


It began with what seemed like an ordinary children’s birthday party. Friends and family gathered to celebrate. There were balloons and cake, games and gifts.

This party, however, was far from ordinary. It was held at Camp David, the presidential retreat. And it ended with a daring kidnapping . . . which immediately turned into a national security nightmare.

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become involved. As former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, they had no reason to be. The FBI doesn’t want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the First Lady‘s husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now, Sean is the one person the First Lady trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the desperate search to rescue the abducted child.

With Michelle still battling her own demons, and forces aligned on all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define . . . or defend.

David Baldacci has earned his ranking as a best-selling author by keeping readers on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen next.  First Family is no exception.  The President’s niece gets abducted after attending a birthday party at Camp David, but no one knows why.  There is also a murder and an unrelated kidnapping and PI’s Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are hired to help solve the case and find the missing girl.  

When you realize the lies and deceit that are brewing, coming from the First Family, you will see that not everything is what it seems.  You WILL NOT figure this one out ahead of time.  This is an intricate plot that is woven so well and the characters are very well developed.  Yet again, another author that I have to read more by…will my TBR pile ever get smaller?

Thanks so much to Miriam of Hachette for allowing me to review this novel!

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 http://www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at http://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com

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