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The villain is a classic spy caricature: cold-war CIA super-patriot Robert Thornhill wants to reclaim the glory days of the Central Intelligence Agency--when money flowed like the Mississippi during a flood, and the FBI watched helplessly from the sidelines. Working from his secret underground bunker, he blackmails Danny Buchanan, one of the great Washington lobbyists, to front an enormous bribery scheme that will force Congress to bend to the CIA's whims. But Thornhill's plan springs a leak: Buchanan's assistant Faith Lockhart discovers her boss's dirty dealings, and she intends to expose the whole mess to Thornhill's nemesis, the FBI. Thornhill's associates attempt to assassinate Faith, but their bullet kills her FBI escort instead. Faith finds herself on the run with Lee Adams, a fit-and-trim PI who had been shadowing her at the behest of Buchanan.
If all this sounds a bit confusing, it is at times. Baldacci works hard to keep the tension steadily rising, but it is sometimes difficult to remember why Faith and Lee can't just stop running and go for help. Nevertheless, they are very likable heroes, and Baldacci's depiction of the world of lobbyists and the internecine warfare of the FBI and CIA (complete with state-of-the-art spy gadgets and transmission-proof chambers) elevates the novel with details that can come only from careful research. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Is that he thinks he's created characters people care about. Thus the lengthy anticlimax after the bad guy is dead. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Benarroe
This is a good book and I liked it a lot. I have read it several times and enjoy it every time.I think David Baldacci is great. I have read all of his books and own most of them. Read morePublished 17 days ago by JUDITH A GEISLER
This was the first book that I have read by Baldacci and couldn't put it down. What a great writer.Published 17 days ago by M. Dane
Saving Faith is one of the best fictions I have ever read. It was so believable in the first five chapters that I even thought it was a true narrative. I highly recommend itPublished 18 days ago by Millie