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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.
Unknown to me I had read this book before. As so many of the new Baldacci books it was ho hum and predictable.Published 3 days ago by Elaine Smith
This is the first book by this author I have read, from a recommendation of a friend. Saving Faith is a good story about a legislative assistant who works for a liberal senator who... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jim Sharp
Kept my interest in development of characters. However it was a bit drawn out. Good story line and good closure.Published 11 days ago by SPierini
Action packed. Baldacci gets inside the workings of the government. Congress and lobbyists, national security, FBI and every alphabetic agency in the country. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Elaine Beuchat
Interesting Read and great story as usual from BaldacciPublished 17 days ago by Faith Community Nurse