The Whole Truth - David Baldacci

The Whole Truth

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2008-04-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 569 Ratings


A powerful defense contractor, a reluctant intelligence agent, and an ambitious journalist race to contain and control an international crisis that could destroy the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

"Dick, I need a war."

Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind.

Shaw, a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels the globe to keep it safe and at peace.

Desperate to get back to the top of her profession, Katie James gets the break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned.

In David Baldacci's first international thriller, these characters face a catastrophic threat that could change the world as we know it.


  • Lack of knowledge in certain areas

    By mitch7340
    David has good story lines. However should do more research on fire arms. It’s obvious there is a lack of knowledge on how things work. For example. Hollow point bullets are not supposed to tumble. They open up like a parachute to minimize over penetration. This is common knowledge.
  • . Terrible off my get-

    By Chuchichaschtli
    Off mylidrary
  • The whole truth

    By Poppopray4
    Average and quite lengthy
  • Whole Truth

    By CajunNewsGirl
    All his spy books are the best reads!!!!!! I have not read one I did not like of DB.. I have read all of them now and can't wait for the new one in 2013!!!! This book was awesome!!! David Baldacchi is an incredible spy thriller writer.. . Lots of research done and not a lot of fill in with over-descriptions, like so many other writers.... You can't put it down!!! It grabs you right from the start...
  • Plot not bad, but a bit cliched

    By Engkzl
    The concept of the book is interesting, and the plot moves pretty well, but it and the characters are like something out of a made for tv movie: overly-predictable and a bit stilted. Not nearly as unique and good as his camel club novels.
  • Great book!

    By Jen4martin
    I have read all of his books and this was one of the best! Keep up the great work!!!!
  • :-)

    By soccerskillz101
    Second book I have read by him and I am reading "First Family" now! This was a great book!
  • Whole truth

    By Cgh1962
    One of baldacci's best!