First Family

First Family

Large Print - 2009 | First large print edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9780446546959
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Balda
Characteristics: 452 pages


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Mar 23, 2018

Loved this story.

Jun 09, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. All of his books that I have read are really good. This one had a great plot and lots of twists and turns. I could not wait to get back to the story every time I had to stop reading. All the characters are so interesting that you want to learn more about them.
Highly recommend this book and I am sure you will like the rest of the books he has written.

Jan 10, 2016

One of his best books. A plot that has many surprises. Couldn't put it down - action from page 1 to the end.

Jan 12, 2014

Love the King and Maxwell series. This book defidently made up for the last one that was so boring.

Nov 26, 2012

Great author and very well written stories!

Oct 06, 2012

Read Oct. 2012...Really liked the story and the way it was written. I like John Grisham, and asked the librarian who she would recommend as similar authors...good recommendation. I will definately read more by this author.

Jan 31, 2012

Not just another First Family plot - but a difference in the twist! Fast reading - a page turner!

Jul 04, 2011

This is the first book in the Camel Club series.The series falls in the action/espionage/government thriller categories.
I loved this book!The plot is filled with action and is very intricate.The charactersare interesting and well-developed throughout the series.
In this book,The Camel Club,a small group of conspiracy theoristd,uncover a plot to kidnap the president and must rescue him.

Mar 01, 2011

This book is incredibly twisted. I love it. I think it's the best of all Baldacci Books

Feb 03, 2011

This is the 4th installment in the King/Maxwell series.

The clock is ticking in this well-paced hunt for a missing child that keeps the reader glued to every page.

Once you start reading a Baldacci novel, it is very hard to put down. He is a master at weaving plots that keep the reader captivated by the quest.

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, ex-secret service , joined together to become PIs. Sean King saved the First Lady's husrband back when he was a senator and has become one person the First Lady trusts, and she now presses Sean and Michelle into the desparate search to resue the aducted child, her neice. Michelles still battling her own demons and forces alignedon all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the ace to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define...or defend.

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