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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.
As always Baldacci keeps you on the edge of your seat with romance thrown in. Great characters and plot. Keep writing and we will keep reading.Published 5 days ago by Carolyn Menne
Incredible story, really hooked me from the first page.
The story was right out of today's headlines and really gripped you until the last page. . Read more
David Baldacci is without a doubt one of my favorite authors, once again he didn't let me down. I couldn't put Saving Faith down and do hope he will come up with another story line... Read morePublished 17 days ago by millie
I am not kidding. The story kept pulling me back until the last word and I wanted the story to continue.Published 17 days ago by cecile sparkman
I have read enough Baldacci books to expect some jumping around. This is the slowest starting of any Baldacci book I have read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Charles F. Vela
Baldacci is awesome. Love the mix of accurate government details with suspense, and romance. He hasn't let me down yet.Published 23 days ago by mommyJamie
David baldacci is one fantastic writer. He constantly keeps you on the edge. You can't put his books down. Hope you enjoy as much as I didPublished 23 days ago by rkstone