The Aloysius Archer series books in order
In this video, David introduces his newest protagonist, Aloysius Archer.
Murder, secrets, revenge, and just a touch of romance combine with the twist of all twists in this noir-inspired thriller which is sure to keep you gripped until the very end. Aloysius Archer is looking to start a new, peaceful life after serving a prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. But Archer takes on more than he bargained for when he starts work as a debt collector for local business tycoon Hank Pittleman . . .
Evoking the golden age of crime writing with its 1940s California-setting, David Baldacci's latest thriller is a must-read for fans of his previous books and lovers of historical crime thrillers.
It's 1949 and Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job as a private investigator when he meets aspiring actress, Liberty Callaghan in a casino, and together they head west. Arriving in Bay Town, Archer discovers that the appointment of a top official is in jeopardy, and when two seemingly unrelated people are murdered at a burlesque club Archer must try to find out the truth from a tight-lipped community . . .
The Atlee Pine series books in order
Atlee Pine is an FBI agent with special skills and a dark past, assigned to the remote wilds of the United States. Devastated by the disappearance of her twin sister when they were young children, she has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. But sooner or later, she’ll have to face a nightmare from the past.
In this video, David introduces his Atlee Pine series:
It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor was caught and convicted of other murders, and, while there’s no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Atlee has never stopped the search for her sister.
Now, assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States, Atlee is called in to investigate a case in the Grand Canyon. She knows about killers and perhaps understands them better than any profiler in the FBI, but it soon becomes clear that she will need to put her skills to the ultimate test in this investigation.
A Minute to Midnight Atlee Pine continues her search for the truth as she returns to the town where her sister disappeared all those years ago. When she’s given a leave of absence after she oversteps the mark during the arrest of a dangerous criminal, it’s the perfect chance to finally find some answers. But the return to the past brings murder, long-buried secrets and lies, and a revelation so shocking that Atlee feels everything she believed slipping away.
The third book in the Atlee Pine series from bestselling thriller writer David Baldacci sees Atlee teaming up with her old friend, military investigator John Puller. As they work together to investigate Ito Vincenzo, the man responsible for kidnapping Atlee’s sister, they uncover the lies and deceit that strike at the very heart of democracy. And the truth of what happened to Atlee’s sister will shock her to her core.
The Will Robie series books in order
Will Robie is the US government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. With global threats to US national security a constant danger it falls to Robie to infiltrate the most hostile countries in the world to eliminate threats before they ever reach US shores.
Back in DC after successful missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, assassin Will Robie sees his latest assignment, to eliminate a US government employee, go badly wrong. What had she done, or what did she know? Robie is now a wanted man.
But it seems that he's not the only one on the run. Young teenager Julie Getty is devastated by the inexplicable murder of her parents in their home. Who wanted them dead, and why, is a mystery. But Julie is smart enough to believe that their killer will come after her. Robie and Julie meet when he saves her from an attempt on her life as they were trying to leave town . . .
When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he's about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She's leaving a trail of death in her wake including her handler.
The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can't trust those who have access to the nation's most secret intelligence?
An attack from North Korea looks likely as US involvement in an attempted coup is revealed, and a bond of trust has been broken at the very highest level.
Chung-Cha is a young woman who was raised in the infamous Yodok concentration camp. It's a place where honour, emotion and compassion don't exist. Cold, calculating and highly skilled, Chung-Cha has been trained to kill. And the task she has been given is to destroy the enemy at all costs.
A dangerous and deadly operation of cat and mouse plays out between East and West. But who will be the hunter and who will be the hunted when the true target is finally revealed?
When Will gets the call to make his first visit home since he was a teenager, it's because his father, the local judge, has been arrested for murdering a man who came before him in court. Robie and his father, Dan, are estranged, and his mother left years ago. When he visits Dan in jail, he finds that time hasn't healed old wounds. There's too much bad blood between the men, and although Robie feels no good will come of staying around, he is persuaded to confront his demons by fellow agent Jessica Reel.
But then another murder changes everything, and stone-cold killer Robie will finally have to come to grips with his toughest assignment of all. His family.
London is on red alert. Robie, as the US government’s most lethal assassin, is called in to foil a terrorist attack on the London Underground. An attack serving as a test run for a much larger plot to take place on US soil.
But then reports come in that Robie's own mentor, Walton, has gone missing while visiting his hometown in Colorado. Fearing he’s been kidnapped, Robie and fellow agent Jessica Reel are sent to investigate.
This tight-knit community close to the Rocky Mountains holds many secrets and people there are more than willing to take the law into their own hands at the first sign of trouble. To them, two government agents are just that.
The Amos Decker series books in order
The Amos Decker series begins with
Memory Man. Following a devastating sporting accident which left him with an incredible skillset which includes synaesthesia and a photographic memory, Amos Decker's new appointment as a special agent for the FBI sets him on the path of a series of life-changing cases that will test him to his very limit. Decker was described by the Daily Mail as 'one of the most intriguing, complex anti-heroes'.
In this video, David tells us more about Amos Decker and how he started writing the series.
When ex-detective Amos Decker returned home eighteen months ago to find the bodies of his wife and only daughter, he didn't think he could carry on living. Overwhelmed with grief, he saw his life spiral out of control, losing his job, his house and his self-respect. But when his former partner in the police, Mary Lancaster, visits to tell him that someone has confessed to the murder of his family, he knows he owes it to his wife and child to seek justice for them.
As Decker comes to terms with the news, tragedy strikes at the local school. Thirteen teenagers are gunned down, and the killer is at large. When new evidence links the murders, Decker is left with only one option. . .
Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty years old, he was convicted for the murder of his parents.
When Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation.
There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception which are rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember.
Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters , he’s built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens.
Standing outside the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D C, Dabney shoots school teacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself.
One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker; a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss. Baffled by what appears to be a seemingly senseless and random killing, Decker is thrust into the investigation to determine what drove this family man to pull the trigger.
Small towns which have seen better times are not unusual. But the mysterious events in Baronville, Pennsylvania, are raising the highly-tuned antennae of agent Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation turns into a murder investigation when two bodies are found in a nearby deserted house.
With the body count rising, Decker and Jamison dig deep to uncover a sinister truth in Baronville, which could be the canary in the coalmine for the rest of the country.
But even the duo’s skills and Amos Decker’s infallible memory may not be enough to save this town, or them, from becoming the next victims.
Four years on from the brutal murders of his beloved wife and daughter, FBI consultant Amos Decker is finally ready to return to his hometown and tackle his grief.
The last thing he was expecting was to be confronted by a man from his past, Meryl Hawkins, his first-ever homicide arrest. Recently released from a life sentence, due to a terminal illness diagnosis, Hawkins is determined to prove that he was innocent all along.
Suddenly, Decker finds himself questioning the case – did he help put an innocent man behind bars? Was Hawkins truly innocent? And is the real killer still out there?
Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are called to the remote North Dakota Badlands when the remains of a woman are discovered on the Great Plains. The woman was a teacher at a school managed by a mysterious male-run sect, and no one seems to know who she is or where she came from. As they seek information from London, the local town at the centre of the fracking industry, they find that jealousy and deep rivalries exist between its richest investors. But it is the highly classified Air Force facility nearby that may really hold the answers . . . Fans of David's Memory Man series will love this new Amos Decker thriller.
The John Puller series books in order
A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, John Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation, often with the help of intelligence operative Veronica Knox. In this action-packed series, Puller faces criminal conspiracies, deadly state secrets and some perilous mysteries that hit dangerously close to home.
In the first book of this series, Puller is called to a remote area in West Viginia to investigate the brutal murders of a family. Teaming up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole, it soon becomes clear that the case is part of a complex web of deceit as the body count rises, and Puller discovers that in this investigation, nothing is as it seems and nothing can be taken at face value.
Criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered.
On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realises that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light. And when Puller learns the truth about what is happening in this once sleepy town, he knows that his discoveries will impact far wider than Paradise.
Puller, has returned from his latest case in Florida to learn that his brother, Bobby, on death row at Leavenworth Prison for national security crimes, has escaped. Now he's on the run, and in disguise, and he's the US government's number one target.
Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first, loyalty to his country or to his brother?
Puller might be the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago, when new evidence suggests that Puller's father - a highly decorated army veteran - may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrives on the scene, he realizes that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened.
The King & Maxwell series books in order
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are former Secret Service agents turned private investigators in Washington D.C., and Virginia. Whilst researching his novels, David has been inside the buildings of some of the world's leading intelligence agencies, meeting real-life spies and intelligence leaders. The King and Maxwell series was filmed as a major U.S. television show for TNT.
When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate, Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot?
Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection.
The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.
Ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying events now shaking the prosperous town of Writghtsburg . . .
The unidentified corpse of an attractive young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids, one shot in the back, the other in the face, are found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in her own home. A serial killer is on the loose and the body count is rising.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the hospital . . .
Sean accepts a much-needed job. A physicist, Monk Turing, has died in mysterious circumstances near Babbage Town - a secretive establishment populated by an eccentric group of scientists and cryptographers, funded by an anonymous but powerful group. Can Sean discover the truth? And will he be in time to save Michelle from herself?
Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations.
The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them.
With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.
The Sixth Man
When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in a psychiatric unit, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway.
A sinister trail of terrifying events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy's guilt or innocence. When the FBI becomes involved, it fast becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than meets the eye.
King and Maxwell
King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his soldier father has been killed in Afghanistan. But then Tyler receives an email from his father . . . after his supposed death.
Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? Was his mission all that it seemed? Has Tyler's life been a lie, and could he be the next target?
The Shaw and Katie James series books in order
A secret government-endorsed band of highly trained, highly motivated “agents” spends its days hunting down some of the world’s most notorious criminals and “monsters.”
Nicolas Creel, a super-rich arms dealer, decides that the best way to boost his business is to start a new cold war - and he won't let anything or anyone get in his way.
As international tensions rise and the superpowers line up against each other, the lives of three very different people will never be the same again. As intelligence agent Shaw, academic Anna Fischer and ambitious journalist Katie James are all drawn into Creel's games, can anything stop the world from spiralling out of control?
Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe.
On Waller's trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw's one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence.
But Waller's depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence -Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate- and she has an agenda of her own.
Hunting the same man and unaware of each other's mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits.
The Camel Club series books in order
Four unlikely partners who seek the truth, an often elusive goal in their hometown of Washington D.C. comprise The Camel Club. Made up of an assortment of ex-intelligence operatives, army veterans and political experts, Oliver Stone, Reuben Rhodes, Caleb Shaw, and Milton Farb are four unforgettable characters who unite to investigate government conspiracies. In their quest to unearth corruption they are assisted by an unusual array of friends – Secret Service agent Alex Ford, homeless activist Adelphia, and con-artist extraordinaire Annabelle Conroy.
Oliver Stone spends most days camped opposite the White House, hoping to expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends, a group of conspiracy theorist misfits known as The Camel Club, accidentally witness the murder of an intelligence analyst. Especially when the authorities are seemingly happy to write it off as a suicide.
For Secret Service agent Alex Ford, monitoring the 'investigation', the suicide verdict doesn't ring true. As punishment for sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he is reassigned to bodyguard duties.
While The Camel Club is poised to expose a conspiracy that reaches into the heart of Washington's highly secretive corridors of power, Alex Ford finds out that his worst nightmare is about to happen . . .
Annabelle is a beautiful stranger with a mysterious past, planning the heist of the century – then a life of unashamed luxury, incognito in a foreign land.
Jonathan DeHaven, the shy head of the Rare Books Division at the Library of Congress, is planning nothing more than an uneventful day amongst his cherished collection.
But when Jonathan is found dead by Caleb Shaw, a member of the Camel Club, two conspiracies are destined to meet as the Club determines to track down the dead man’s long-lost wife – and Annabelle decides to avenge the death of her beloved ex-husband.
Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the beautiful woman who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle.
Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone's own mysterious past: Bagger's menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn's lethality. Passing as a normal family man, Finn has already killed three men, with more targets to come.
When Finn sets his bull's-eye on Stone, his reason will be the greatest shock of all, causing readers to reconsider their views of good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets toward a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever.
Known by his alias, 'Oliver Stone' John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who hid the truth of Stone's past and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.
But Stone's freedom has come at a steep price; the assassinations he carried out have prompted the highest levels of the United States Government to unleash a massive manhunt. Joe Knox is leading the charge, but his superiors aren't telling him everything there is to know about his quarry, and their hidden agendas are just as dangerous as the killer he's trying to catch.
On the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, Oliver Stone witnesses an explosion as the motorcade leaves the White House. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister.
In the aftermath, British MI5 agent Mary Chapman, an experienced, lethal operative with an agenda of her own, is sent to assist and coordinate the investigation alongside American authorities. Stone, together with Harry Finn, Alex Ford and the rest of the Camel Club, is drawn into the inquiry.
But everything is not what it seems, and what happened in the park may not have been the actual plan. It seems the mysterious attackers had another target in their sights, and it's up to the Camel Club to stop them, or face the catastrophic results.
The Vega Jane series books in order
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she always believed it — until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away. Vega knows Quentin didn’t just leave — he was chased. And he left behind a trail of clues that point to a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wormwood. To follow the clues will attract the attention of influential people willing to kill to keep their secrets. If Vega wants to stay safe, she just needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. There’s only one problem — Vega Jane never walks away from a fight.
Full of monsters, magic, danger and mystery,
Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery (previously published as The Finisher) is the first title in the thrilling Vega Jane children's fantasy adventure series.
Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.
Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.
But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie.
Now Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across this terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in.
The Quag will throw everything at Vega. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega is willing to pay.
Full of thrills, mystery and danger,
Vega Jane and the Maze of Monsters (previously published as The Keeper) is the second title in the fast-paced fantasy adventure series.
This is it. Vega Jane's time. Lied to her whole life, she has broken away from Wormwood, the only home she's ever known, and headed off into the Quag in search of the truth. She battles horrors to fight her way through it, with her best friend, Delph, and her mysterious canine, Harry Two, alongside her. Against all odds, they survive - but arrive into a place that's even worse. Not because deadly beasts roam the streets, but because the people there are enslaved and don't even know it. It's up to Vega, Delph, Harry Two and their new comrade, Petra, to take up the fight against a savage and cunning new foe - and their triumph or failure will determine the fate of the whole world.
Vega Jane and the Rebels' Revolt (previously published as the The Width of the World) is the third instalment of Vega's search for the truth about her past.
Vega Jane has tried to outrun the enemy, but it’s too late. Now her ragtag crew must face a fully trained army, knowing this could be the end. But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it.
The Stars Below is the epic conclusion to David’s Vega Jane series.
David Baldacci standalone novels
Adapted into a film directed by, and starring, Clint Eastwood,
Absolute Power is a gripping story set at the heart of Washington DC’s political power. When professional burglar Luther Whitney gets trapped on the job, he witnesses something that destroys his faith in justice. Can he uncover a political conspiracy to goes all the way to the President of the United States?
Jason Archer, rising star at Triton Global, the world’s leading technology company, id determined to give his family the very best. But he’s unknowingly entered into a deadly game that will lead to his disappearance, and his wife Sidney being plunged into a sinister and violent plot involving the country’s most powerful individual.
When LuAnn Taylor, poverty-stricken single parent, is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity – a guaranteed $100 million lottery win – it seems like an offer that no one could refuse. But she does. Less than a day later she’s on the run and fighting for her life.
This tense courtroom drama sees a young soldier, Rufus Harms, hailed for the brutal murder of a young girl. But twenty-five years later, new facts come to light about the night of the murder, and an evil secret shared by some of Washington’s most powerful men. Fearing for his life, Harms seizes his one chance to escape.
Danny Buchanan once earned a fortune serving the interests of giant corporations. But, appalled by the poverty he witnessed on his travels, he now works as a lobbyist in Washington, using his political genius to help the world’s poor. But when ruthless CIA operative Robert Thornhill discovers the secret of Danny’s influence, he is determined to destroy him.
Web London has lost everything – his friends, his team, his reputation as a part of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team – in a high-tech ambush that left him the last man standing. Now he must uncover the reason he was the only man left alive, and where the killer will strike next.
Mace Perry, maverick cop on the DC police force, lost everything when she was framed for a crime she didn’t commit. Now she’s out of prison and trying to rebuild her life, but first, she needs to find the people who set her up. When a female lawyer is found murdered, her death seems entwined with Mace’s story, and her investigation deepens.
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