Thursday, October 4, 2007

Stone Cold, by David Baldacci

Title:
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Stone Cold
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Author:
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David Baldacci
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(New York Times bestselling author
of The Collectors and Simple Genius.)
. ADVANCE REVIEW
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Novel to be released as hardcover November 6, 2007
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ISBN number:
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ISBN-10: 0-446-57739-1

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ISBN-13: 978-0-446-57739-7
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Published by: Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Book Group USA
237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10169
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Price:
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$26.99 USD / $31.25 CAN
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The blurb on the back of this advance copy says that the author "returns with STONE COLD -- an unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder" ... which I find to be a gross understatement. This novel is a highly developed work, its plot woven and rewoven into a tight tale of political and personal power struggles.

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The charactors are larger than life, the stressors intense -- you'll be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. If this book makes it to movie, it'll be a wild ride for any enthusiast of tight packed action and intrigue (providing that the movie makers don't massacre the whole thing as they have done so many others in the past, that is). As it is, with the reader providing all the props, cast, and details, it's a fireball of a trip I'm glad to have taken. .

This is absolutely one of the best-researched and carefully written books I've ever picked up. Mr. Baldacci is gifted -- and has a strong voice that he uses to take us to ever-increasing levels of tension. Speaking of a book with meat on the bones ... this is it! Even I, who avoid reading political thrillers in general due to the dusty-dry source material, found it to be a top of the line item.

. If you like tales of spies, international intrigue, human nature and heroes found in the edges of society, check out this admirable work of David Baldacci's. It'll take you to places you never thought could exist and have you doing things you'd never dreamed of doing in ways you wouldn't have believed possible.

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Red, white, and blue -- a classic American flag for Stone Cold. No white flags or white feathers for this one. The action is too hot, the story and charactors far too vivid, the battleground all too close, to be flagged with anything else.

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Special thanks to Hachette Book Group for the chance to review David Baldacci's newest novel. For information on other books offered or about to be offered by HBGUSA, please visit their website.

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Comments? Questions? . -- The Fireside Reader

2 comments:

E_Karnafel@mcso.maricopa.gov said...

JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF "STONE COLD" IS THE SEQUEL TO "THE COLLECTORS" THAT I JUST FINISHED READING AND ENJOYED..AWESOME!

The Fireside Reader said...

Yes, indeed it is! STONE COLD is a sequel to THE COLLECTORS. By the way, I agree. David Baldacci does some awesome work. STONE COLD is an admirable novel.