True Blue

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty
  • 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more.Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars.Then Roy Kingman enters her life. Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy 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.Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.

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A disappointing purchase - less than one star.

Baldacchi tries too hard to paint his main character as a hard-bitten maverick. For example he spends an entire chapter trying to show how little his heroine, Mace, cares about her rich mother and step-father. A character who really was a bad-ass maverick and cared so little for these people would never give them a second thought, let alone take the time to visit them.

Maces sister is the Chief of Police in a large metro city who investigates murders personally? Not likely. Even more unbelievable is that the Chief would allow an ex-con to accompany her to the scene of a murder where news media and political opponents would observe this??

The more I listened, the more I felt like I had wasted my money. Im surprised that Baldacchi would submit this kind of dribble for publication.
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- Robert

No connection to new heroine

True Blue introduces a new central character Mace Perry. You have to suspend belief further than normal with this storyline. Mace is a (supposedly) framed ex-con cop who has a sister that is chief of the DC police. On her release from prison Mace and her sister committ felony after felony to solve a murder that Mace has no connection with other than her sister is the chief. Mace also teams up with a lawyer and solve the case faster than the entire police squad. There are also ridiculous scenes where the lawyer saves their lives from a killing gang in the bad side of town by challenging the gang leader to game of a basketball. The FBI and CIA also make their way into the story in a way that only the most ardent conspiracy theory buff would appreciate or believe. The largest drawback to me was that I did not like the Mace Perry character. She was porrayed as a action first, think last character with bad judgement. Her actions and reckless behavior were not worthy of a real policeman and she continually placed those close to her in danger for poor reasons. Read the other Baldacci books for much better story lines and characters you can like.
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio