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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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especially from an author I have enjoyed in the past. What happened? It is so poorly plotted and the characters not as described. I would think that Mace really would have been a gritty, hardened police officer turned con. THAT character would have been interesting. Wish I had read Roberts review before purchase.
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