Monday, June 02, 2008

Book 33 of 52 -- David Baldacci's The Whole Truth

The villain of this novel is Nicolas Creel.

He is the CEO of Ares Corp.

Ares is the largest weapons manufacturer in the world, and according to Forbes
Creel is the 14th wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $20 billion dollars.

He needs unrest and conflict to help his profits and income.

Dick Pender is a spin master who works for Mr. Creel, who is a
specialist in "perception management.

He is using his talents to create a negative perception of Russia by creating the Red Menace.

The hero of this story is Shaw who works for an intelligence group, and his handler is Frank Wells.

An organization called the Phoenix Group is killed by a group posing as Russians.

The Phoenix Group is bank-rolled by the Chinese.

Katie James is a journalist who was a previous winner of two Pulitzers but is now ruined in journalism.

She stumbles across this story and hopes to use this opportunity to revive her career.

The world is on the brink of war between Russia and Chinaand it becomes
Shaw's job to stop it.

There is nonstop action in this fine book so be sure to read it.

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