The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

Book - 2008
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"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. He's retained Dick Pender to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating world conflicts. However, Creel may have an even grander plan in mind. Shaw --a man with no first name and a truly unique past--travels the world reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency in order to keep the world at peace--and safe. Katie James, a journalist who will do anything to get back to the top of her profession, has just gotten the break of a lifetime, the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left citizens around the world stunned. These characters' lives will collide head-on as a series of events is set in motion that could change the world as we know it.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 406 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780446195973
0446195979
Branch Call Number: Bald

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mikejkelley
May 31, 2017

They say third time is the charm, but this is three strikes and you're out. This is the third Baldacci book I've read and this one is almost as unbelievable as the others. About halfway through I decided that I didn't care. The story was absurd to begin with and was going nowhere. Absurd plot, uninteresting characters and poor development. Strike three!

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Eil_1
Apr 13, 2017

Another amazing book from Baldacci. The plot is based on: how to create a story that is a lie but is so well manipulated that the entire world believes it. Today, this is our "alternative reality". The two protagonists - Shaw and Jones - work to reveal Creel's objective. It's a pulse-pounding book and well worth the read.

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captbligh
Feb 22, 2017

This would have been my first Baldacci thriller. I checked reviews on all his stuff before picking it: too bad. A super rich guy in armaments business wants to start a war to make more money; not a bad premise. But our hero, a whops-um-all macho man who wants to retire and get married, can't because the guy he almost killed in an earlier opus is big-wig CIA who threatens to put him away if he trys to quit. Now, am I going to commit to 400 pages with a hook this dull?

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rahmmie
Jan 13, 2016

I'm glad that I didn't pay attention to the bad reviews. I liked this book. It was entertaining, fast-paced, and the perception-management part of the plot was really interesting

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LindaMarion
Sep 07, 2015

good read. enjoyable escapism

amzumer Jul 31, 2013

Perception Management aspect in action makes for a great read. Current information makes one increasingly aware of how business & politics really work. Good to know

dragonsnakes Mar 04, 2011

Good read

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mrsmreynolds
Sep 16, 2010

Did not put it down until it was finished. PMs are out there, and it was refreshing (and creepy) that the industry of Perception Management was told from a more sombre perspective....hints at the possibility of this in our "real" day to day world lives.

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aju_ram
Jun 18, 2010

Characters seemed unrealistic, along with the storyline. However, this was an excellent thriller; it was indeed hard to put down.

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blossom21
Dec 27, 2009

This is a real page turner!! Perception management on a grand scale. Makes one think whether our perception of world events is being managed.

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Aug 27, 2010

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