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David Baldacci

Autor(a) de The Camel Club

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About the Author

David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. His first novel, mostrar mais Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, True Blue, One Summer and End Game. He writes numerous series including King and Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, the Camel Club, Will Robie, Shaw and Katie James, John Puller, Vega Jane, and Amos Decker. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por David Baldacci

The Camel Club (2005) 5,188 exemplares
The Collectors (2006) 4,490 exemplares
Split Second (2003) 4,431 exemplares
Hour Game (2004) 4,216 exemplares
Simple Genius (2007) 3,905 exemplares
Stone Cold (2007) 3,899 exemplares
Absolute Power (1996) 3,601 exemplares
The Winner (1997) 3,424 exemplares
Saving Faith (1999) 3,382 exemplares
Last Man Standing (2001) 3,344 exemplares
The Simple Truth (1998) 3,204 exemplares
First Family (2009) 3,200 exemplares
Total Control (1996) 3,194 exemplares
The Whole Truth (2008) 3,175 exemplares
Divine Justice (2008) 3,170 exemplares
Wish You Well (2000) 2,982 exemplares
The Innocent (2012) 2,902 exemplares
Zero Day (2011) 2,812 exemplares
Memory Man (2015) 2,643 exemplares
The Christmas Train (2002) — Autor — 2,617 exemplares
Hell's Corner (2010) 2,520 exemplares
True Blue (2009) 2,493 exemplares
The Hit (2013) 2,386 exemplares
The Sixth Man (2011) 2,386 exemplares
The Forgotten (2012) 2,348 exemplares
Deliver Us from Evil (2010) 2,278 exemplares
The Last Mile (2016) 2,106 exemplares
The Target (2014) 1,932 exemplares
The Escape (2014) 1,925 exemplares
The Fix (2017) — Autor — 1,859 exemplares
King and Maxwell (2013) 1,847 exemplares
The Guilty (2015) 1,845 exemplares
Long Road to Mercy (2018) 1,636 exemplares
The Fallen (2018) 1,575 exemplares
No Man's Land (2016) 1,539 exemplares
One Summer (2011) 1,486 exemplares
End Game (2017) — Autor — 1,433 exemplares
Redemption (2019) 1,319 exemplares
A Minute to Midnight (2019) 1,297 exemplares
Walk the Wire (2020) 1,221 exemplares
The Finisher (2014) 1,178 exemplares
One Good Deed (2019) 1,168 exemplares
Daylight (2020) 1,061 exemplares
A Gambling Man (2021) 841 exemplares
The 6:20 Man (2022) 832 exemplares
Mercy (2021) 711 exemplares
Long Shadows (2022) 637 exemplares
Dream Town (2022) 600 exemplares
FaceOff (2014) — Editor — 500 exemplares
Simply Lies (2023) 488 exemplares
Day of Doom (2013) 476 exemplares
The Keeper (2015) 474 exemplares
The Edge (2023) 289 exemplares
Bullseye - An Original Short Story (2014) 288 exemplares
The Width of the World (2017) 249 exemplares
No Time Left (2010) 245 exemplares
The Stars Below (2019) 141 exemplares
Fries Alive! (2005) 138 exemplares
Office Hours (2000) 116 exemplares
The Mighty Johns (2002) 92 exemplares
The Mystery of Silas Finklebean (2006) 66 exemplares
The Winner [and] The Simple Truth (2008) 16 exemplares
The Christmas Train [2017 TV movie] (2017) — Autor — 12 exemplares
A Calamity of Souls (2024) 11 exemplares
Wish You Well [2013 film] (2013) — Autor — 8 exemplares
The Christmas Box (2001) 6 exemplares
The Final Play (2021) 6 exemplares
[Title missing] 5 exemplares
Downfall (2021) 5 exemplares
One Summer [2021 TV movie] (2022) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Split Second / Hour Game (2009) 3 exemplares
Evil 2 exemplares
About the Author 2 exemplares
Absolute Power 2 exemplares
Lang vei mot dag (2023) 1 exemplar
The Trial 1 exemplar
The Lion 1 exemplar
Finstere Lügen 1 exemplar
Camino Island r 1 exemplar
The Camel Club r 1 exemplar
Memory 1 exemplar
Balance of Power 1 exemplar
As you Were 1 exemplar
H. (1900) 1 exemplar
Split Second Poster (2003) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuidor; Introdução — 403 exemplares
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2019 v05 #367 (2019) — Autor — 4 exemplares


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Outros nomes
Ford, David
Ford, David B.
Ford, David Baldacci
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locais de residência
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Vienna, Virginia, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Virginia (JD)
Virginia Commonwealth University (BA)
Henrico High School
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (National Ambassador)
Wish You Well Foundation
Prémios e menções honrosas
People Magazine's Fifty Most Beautiful People (1997)
Aaron Priest (Aaron Priest Literary Agency)

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David Baldacci (b. 1960 in Richmond, Virginia) is a bestselling American novelist. Baldacci received a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. As a student, Baldacci wrote short stories in his spare time, and later practiced law for nine years near Washington, D.C.. While living in Alexandria, Virginia, Baldacci wrote short stories and screenplays without much success. In despair, he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power. It took Baldacci two years to get the book published, but when it finally did hit the shelves in 1996 it was an international best seller.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities as well as founding his own foundation for literacy, Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci was raised in Virginia and still resides there (in Vienna, Virginia) with his wife, Michelle A. Collin-Baldacci (Mikki), and two children. His cousin is the Democratic Governor of Maine John Baldacci, first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

In 1997, People magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.



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This book was literally picked by impulse: during my last visit to the library, this "The Hit" was on the shelf of the featured books. On the cover, the marketing messages "# 1 New York Times" and "The thriller of the year - The Times" fulfilled their mission and captured my attention. After reading the synopsis, I thought "Well, I have nothing to lose, and a thriller is usually a nice summer reading. Let's have it!"

This is a book of easy reading, that quickly catches the reader's attention. However, the story becomes somewhat less interesting as we move throughout the book. At first, it begins with quite pace, but the author seems to have some difficulties in keeping the rhythm as the pages pile up, with a story that almost crumbles on itself and which becomes quite predictable at the end.

Honestly, the initial good impression on the book got blurred over time. Yet, this is still a - let's say it - a nice summer book: to read, to have a good time with it and to let it go.


Este foi um livro literalmente escolhido por impulso: durante a minha última visita à biblioteca, este "O Atentado" estava na estante dos livros em destaque. Na capa, as mensagens de marketing "#1 New York Times" e "O thriller do ano - The Times" cumpriram a sua missão e captaram a minha atenção. Após ler rapidamente a sinopse, lá pensei "Bem, não tenho nada a perder e um thriller é sempre leitura de verão. Bora lá!"

Trata-se de um livro de leitura mais ou menos fluída, que rapidamente prende a atenção do leitor, mas é uma atenção que se vai perdendo ao longo do livro. Se é verdade que começa com bastante ritmo, o autor parece que tem dificuldade em mantê-lo à medida que as páginas se acumulam, com uma história que acaba por se enrolar nela própria e afigurar-se bastante previsível no seu final.

Confesso que a boa impressão com que fiquei no início do livro se foi esbatendo com o passar do tempo, sem que, com isso, deixe de ser um livro de verão: para ler, passar um bom bocado e já está.
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