Absolute Power is the first novel by David Baldacci. It is a thriller in which an professional burglar, Luther Whitney, was burglarizing the home of a billionaire. He was in a vault that was accessed from the closet in the master bedroom. The door to the vault consisted of a two way mirror. Nobody was in the home when he broke in and bypassed the security system. While he was in the vault, he heard some people coming up the stairs, so he closed the door and sat in a chair in the vault that looks out. The billionaire's wife (much younger than her husband) and a high ranking government official came in the room and started having sex that was getting rough and ended in the death of the billionaire's wife. After the others left the house Luther ran. He approached attorney Jack Graham, his daughter's ex-fiance, and a friend to defend him in case anything happened.
I came across this book in the library recently. I noticed they had several of his novels on the shelf, so I pulled up Goodreads on my phone and found out that this was his first. I have been reading thrillers for several years and have gotten in to them a lot more recently. This one ranks up there with some of my favorites. It has you wondering what will happen next up to the conclusion of the book. Be assured that you will eventually see reviews of more of his books in the future on this blog.
You can purchase this book as a hard cover, paperback, or ebook at the following locations:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/absolute-power-david-baldacci/1100307672?ean=9780446566568
Tim's Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)
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