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Publisher's Summary

I need a war....

Nicolas Creel, a super-rich arms dealer, decides that the best way to boost his business is to start a new cold war - and he won't let anything or anyone get in his way.

As international tensions rise and the superpowers line up against each other, the lives of three very different people will never be the same again. As intelligence agent Shaw, academic Anna Fischer and ambitious journalist Katie James are all drawn into Creel's games, can anything stop the world from spiralling out of control?

The Whole Truth by David Baldacci is a terrifying global thriller that delivers all the twists and turns, emotional drama, unforgettable characters and can't-turn-it-off pacing that Baldacci fans expect - and still goes beyond anything he's written before.

The Whole Truth is followed by a second Shaw and Katie James audiobook, Deliver Us from Evil.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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Terrific

So hard to stop reading. Well thought out plot, interesting characters and some good action.

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Same old, same old!!!

I have liked Baldacci, but sick of him now. Need a change of genre. His stories have too much of a sameness to them for me.

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Political thriller written by the numbers

Fast pace and mostly enjoyable. The niggling relationship between the main character and the token journalist was over the top and a little annoying. The narration grated me a bit.

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  • Phillip
  • 24-05-2017

Ron McLarty does an amazing job narrating the book

So well written, thank you David Baldacci for another amazing book I loved the twist and turns was hard to stop listening :) Ron McLarty you are amazing to listen to as always :)

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  • Squibs
  • 01-07-2018

Great story and can’t wait to get the next one

Excellent plot, as usual, from the master storyteller. Want more of Shaw and Katie James

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  • Kindle Customer Brenda Powell
  • 12-10-2018

The whole Truth

Another gripping book by David Badacci. Very hard to put down. Hard to know what will happen next.

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  • Lesley
  • 09-10-2020

shaw book

didn't hate it but didn't love it either. Shaw was a character i couldn't get. There wasn't anything about him i liked. his and katies pairing could of developed but more things jarred then fitted.

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  • NGFR
  • 16-09-2020

Another great action thriller from Baldacci

Another great thriller from Baldacci which I loved as he explores the power of "fake news". Each of Baldacci books sets out to educate and and observe parts of life that we have the privilege to observe his depth of research on. The performance is good, the rustic "I've smoked 100 cigarettes a day" voice gives kudos to the toughness main character. I would just say that sometimes I got confused which character was talking and had to really listen as sometimes the narrators tone between a man and a woman was fairly similar so had to pick it up by the dialogue. That aside the place was good and and the narrator gave a feel to the action that was required. A great Yarn from a great author.

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  • Brian
  • 31-05-2019

Fantastic Book

This has got to be my favourite Baldacci book what is truth is it something manufactured or something real? In many ways s visionary book and a fable for the reality we now face and it’s a great story which kept me engaged throughout and that’s the truth

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  • Chris Bird
  • 30-05-2019

Interesting thriller notsure I believe in the hero

Good plot with some interesting ideas. The almost perfect hero was not convincing. It certainly kept you listening,

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  • joan reed
  • 08-04-2019

wonderful

I loved it, absolutely gripping and couldn't stop listening, the narration was good clear ,as usual

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  • Michael K.
  • 16-12-2017

Utterly disappointing

Simplistic, low brow, unbelievable storyline. I stuck with it hoping that the writing would improve, but it did not, it just got worse. No more Baldachi for me.

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