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Saving faith / by David Baldacci.

By: Baldacci, David, 1960- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: East Roseville, N.S.W. : Simon & Schuster, 1999Description: ix, 451 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9781447287612; 0671037765 .Subject(s): United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Fiction | Political corruption -- United States -- Fiction | Lobbyists -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction | Washington Metropolitan Area -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813.54 Summary: A plot by the CIA to blackmail members of Congress into giving the agency more power. For the plot to succeed, a beautiful Washington lobbyist has to be killed, but a detective comes to her aid and they turn the tables on the plotters.
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"The page-turner of the season" The TimesDanny Buchanan is a top Washington lobbyist who once earned a vast fortune serving the interests of giant corporations. Appalled by the desperate poverty he witnessed on his global travels, he decided to use his political genius to help the world's poor. With the loyal aid of his assistant, the attractive and committed Faith Lockhart, Danny works tirelessly and in secret to redress the balance of power. But Robert Thornhill has rather different ideas of public service. A ruthless top-ranking veteran of covert CIA activity, he discovers the secret of Danny's political influence and is determined to destroy him ... PRAISE FOR DAVID BALDACCI"He is able to deliver eloquently what the public wants" Guardian"One of the world's biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction . . ." Daily Mail "Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations - tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification" Sunday Express

Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

A plot by the CIA to blackmail members of Congress into giving the agency more power. For the plot to succeed, a beautiful Washington lobbyist has to be killed, but a detective comes to her aid and they turn the tables on the plotters.

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In this thriller, complicated circumstances lead private investigator Lee Adams and Washington lobbyist Faith Lockhart to run for their lives from mysterious killers. Danny Buchanan, Faith's boss, has been bribing members of Congress for their support of bills aiding the poor in other countries, but ruthless Robert Thornhill of the CIA finds out and wants to blackmail the politicians into supporting his dirty operations. When Faith goes to the FBI, the agent protecting her is killed, and Thornhill's thugs are after her with Lee as her accidental protector. As with his other political novels, Baldacci is concerned with corruption in high places, but this convoluted plot is not imaginative enough and takes too long to become focused, being more than halfway through before Faith, Lee, and the reader have any idea why these events have transpired. Characters disappear for long stretches, and a romantic interlude lingers a bit too long. Despite the considerable skill of reader Michael Kramer, Balducci's tale comes to life at the violent end. Recommended only for collections where his work is popular.--Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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