The Whole Truth, The

Fiction - Thriller - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 03/13/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

I admit I have read rumors on the internet and rushed to email the comments or link to acquaintances, only to later find out it was a hoax. By then it was too late; I had unknowingly assisted in a smear campaign. I had contacted 10 or more who had contacted 10 or more yada, yada, yada. Suddenly millions have false information. The internet can be a person’s best friend or worse enemy. The Presidential Candidates can attest to the inaccuracy of the information on the web. It is impossible to discern truth from fiction.

David Baldacci uses this premise for his latest novel The Whole Truth. A video surfaces on the internet. A Russian male, “He warned that while the world had focused on the Osama bin Ladens of the world for so long, the old evil, with a destructive force a million times greater than the combined Islamic renegades, was clearly back, and deadlier than ever.” A mushroom cloud followed the audio warning. The Russian president rushed to issue a denial, but the world would not listen. The largest defense contractor in the world needed orders. A war was the answer to their problems.

There is a frightening hint of reality to this plot. I keep asking myself, “What if?” It is easy to imagine this actually happening. The plot could have been ripped from the headlines. David Baldacci has another winner! His fans have come to expect a high standard, and once again, he has raised the bar. The Whole Truth is a deep action-packed thriller. The characters are well-developed. The plot builds to a crescendo that will leave readers gasping. Intrigue, action, and drama, The Whole Truth,takes readers on the ride of their life.