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First Family

David Baldacci's First Family is the fourth gripping New York Times bestseller in the King and Maxwell series. When she turned the page and her gaze flickered over the date on top it was as though the lightning outside had somehow grounded right into her. A billion volts of pain, a shriek of anguish you could actually see, and feel, as it pierced her. Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them - and the line between friend and foe impossible to define... or defend. David Baldacci's smash-hit series continues with The Sixth...

Издательство: "Pan Books" (2013)

Формат: 130x200, 672 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-4472-4846-0

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David Baldacci

David Baldacci (born August 5, 1960[1] in Richmond, Virginia) is a bestselling American novelist.

David Baldacci at Bouchercon 2010 in San Francisco.

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Biography

Baldacci received a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. As a student, Baldacci wrote short stories in his spare time, and later practiced law for nine years near Washington, D.C.. While living in Alexandria, Virginia, Baldacci wrote short stories and screenplays without much success. He turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power. When it was published in 1996 it was an international best seller.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities as well as founding his own foundation for literacy, Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci was raised in Virginia and still resides there (in Vienna, Virginia) with his wife, Michelle Baldacci (Mikki), and two children. His second cousin, John Baldacci, was the Democratic Governor of Maine from 2003 to 2011.

In 1997, People magazine named him one of the 51 most beautiful people in the world.[2]

He is of Italian descent.[3] He is a former lawyer who lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

Works

In 1996, his first novel Absolute Power was published and became an immediate best seller. It tells the story of a fictional American President and his Secret Service agents who are willing to murder people in order to cover up the accidental death of a woman with whom the President was having an affair. It was made into a film, Absolute Power (1997), starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.

Baldacci has gone on to publish twenty more novels: Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, The Camel Club, The Collectors, Simple Genius, Stone Cold, The Whole Truth, Divine Justice, True Blue, Deliver Us From Evil, Hell's Corner, and his latest King and Maxwell thriller, The Sixth Man, and two young adult novels in the Freddy and the French Fries series. He has also published a novella for the Dutch entitled Office Hours, written for the Netherlands' Year 2000 "Month of the Thriller". Baldacci also authored a short story, "The Mighty Johns", as part of a 2002 mystery anthology.

Baldacci's works have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, Men's Health, Richmond Magazine, and The Strand Magazine. He is also a contributing editor to Parade Magazine.

Baldacci has authored seven original screenplays and his works have been published in magazines, newspapers, and journals throughout the world. All of his books have become national and international bestsellers, translated into over 45 languages and sold in more than 100 countries. Over 110 million copies of Baldacci's books are in print worldwide making him one of the bestselling writers in history.

Baldacci will write the sixth final book in the second series of The 39 Clues, Cahills v.s. Vespers, which will be published in March 2013.[4] This will be his third book for children after the two Freddy and the French Fries series.

Baldacci has also appeared on numerous TV shows, including episodes airing on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and "ID Discovery".

Fifteen of Mr. Baldacci's novels have been number one bestsellers. He is also a bestseller in over 25 countries.

Bibliography

Camel Club

  1. The Camel Club (novel) (Warner Books, 2005)
  2. The Collectors (Warner Books, 2006)
  3. Stone Cold (Grand Central Publishing, November 2007), which reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  4. Divine Justice (Grand Central Publishing, November 2008)
  5. Hell's Corner (Grand Central Publishing, November 9, 2010), which reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell

  1. Split Second (Warner Books, 2003) reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  2. Hour Game (Warner Books, 2004) reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  3. Simple Genius (Warner Books, May 2007) reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  4. First Family (Grand Central Publishing, April 2009) reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  5. The Sixth Man (Grand Central Publishing, April 2011)

Shaw and Katie James

  1. The Whole Truth (Grand Central Publishing, April 2008)
  2. Deliver Us From Evil (Grand Central Publishing, April 2010)[5]

John Puller

  1. Zero Day (Grand Central Publishing, November 1, 2011)

Freddy and the French Fries

  1. Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive! (Little, Brown and Company, 2005), Baldacci's debut novel for young readers
  2. Freddy and the French Fries: The Mystery of Silas Finklebean, 2006

Standalone Novels

  • Absolute Power (Warner Books, 1996) was made into a major motion picture by Castle Rock Entertainment and starred Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.
  • Total Control (Warner Books, 1996).
  • The Winner (Warner Books, 1997) sales topped those of Baldacci's first two novels and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, its highest rating.
  • The Simple Truth (Warner Books, 1998) was his first novel in which part of the plot was based upon an actual event. President Bill Clinton selected The Simple Truth as his favorite novel of 1999.
  • Saving Faith (Warner Books, 1999) reached #1 on both The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and was selected for People Magazine's "Page Turner of the Week".
  • Wish You Well (Warner Books, 2000) received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was the inaugural book for All America Reads, a national reading promotion program.
  • Last Man Standing (Warner Books, 2001) features the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Hostage Rescue Team and reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
  • The Christmas Train (Warner Books, 2002) shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our dreams during the season of miracles and instantly became a bestseller.
  • True Blue (Grand Central Publishing, October 2009)
  • One Summer (Grand Central Publishing, June 2011)

References

External links

Interviews


Источник: David Baldacci

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