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True Blue

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Written By: David Baldacci

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2009

Duration: 8 hours 39 minutes


Mason Perry goes by Mace. She's the younger sister of the chief of police of D.C., Beth Perry. Mace was a cop and then a detective working narcotics...until she was kidnapped, and set-up by her abductors to look like a criminal herself. She lost her job, her house, and finally her liberty. She served her time in a West Virgina prison, and began the long struggle to turn her life around.

Back on the outside, Mace tries to find work, but with her criminal record, it's tough going. She runs through a string of jobs and won't accept any help from Beth, who is in a politically delicate situation. Finally, she finds a job with Joshua Altman, a reclusive scientist who wants her to help with his research and also act as his de facto bodyguard. As she starts to learn about the true nature of his work, his need for security quickly becomes clear. Altman has made a discovery that portends nothing less than an almost certain apocalypse for the civilized world. But, at the same time, his research holds the key to avoiding this disaster.

Now, Altman has gone missing. He had feared the worst was coming, and he trusted no one....except Mace. To protect his research--and, potentially, the fate of the civilized world--he has hidden his work. But he has left clues behind...clues that only Mace can track. As evil forces close in on her, Mace's only hope to save herself is to follow this deadly treasure hunt to the end.


  • Anonymous

    Great Characters-TRUE Baldacci--sat in car after trips to finish chapter as always with Baldacci a "track turner".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This was a long book! Quite a lot of action so it kept you listening to figure it all out. But the end was too predictable in some ways, but left you hanging in other respects. Some of the story was resolved, yet some of it wasn't. Didn't like the end. After 12 discs I was a little dissapointed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Cynthia Davis

    Not my favorite. He did not have the normal level of suspense and it just fell flat. The characters were not the best either.

  • Samantha Gately

    Second book on tape I've listened to with this author and I just love him! The narrator is awesome as well! LOVE!

  • Anonymous

    I could not muscle my way thru disc 3... A very poor work by an author who usually excels