- Title: The Simple Truth
- Author: David Baldacci
- ISBN: 9780759524903
- Page: 164
- Format: ebook
A gentle giant, convicted of a murder he doesn t remember committing, has sat in prison for twenty five years Now, sprung from prison by his brother, he must elude capture long enough to expose the identity of the true murderers.
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The first novel by this author they I've read, really enjoyed it. Felt very connected to Rufus and his plight. I will read more of this author for sure. This is a prolific author I really don't know much about. Maybe my friends will have to help me fill in the blanks!
We are all entitled to a fair trial. Rufus Harms has spent 25 years in the US Army's Fort Jackson Military Prison, Virgina.Michael Fiske, is a "unprecedented" 3rd year senior clerk to a United States Supreme Court, most clerks take 1 year before going to private law practice.Rufus sends a "appeal" letter to show he was following instructions & drugged in a Army's Vietnam War experiment 25 years ago when accused of a young dead girl - Ruth Ann Mosley(10). Minority races not entitled to justic [...]
David B. has created a page turner in his novel SIMPLE TRUTH. A black man, Rufus, was attacked while in the Army and given a syringe of PCP. The attackers, we do not find out actually who they are until the last 20 pages, hope to kill him. Why? because he spends the Vietnam Era in the Army land side. They being "macho" think he deserves to die, for not seeing combat. He does not die but blacks out. He spends the rest of his life in an Army Prison. The book starts at the epoch when he asks for an [...]
This story takes place in and around Washington DC. It centers around an old man who has spent the last 25 years of his life in a military prison for murder. He files an appeal (I won't tell you why), and a star clerk for the Supreme Court gets involved. There are lots of twists and lots of suspense. There's murder, cover-up, romance, and everything else that David Baldacci is great at. If you've read anything else by him and liked it, you'll love this one.
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I've read or stopped reading bad books before, this one however is car crash literature. For believablity sake alone I would urge anyone I cared about not to bother with this. I am 2/3 of the way through and want to toss this across the room. If it were a movie I would have been gone long before now.Baldacci sets the scene and develops interesting characters as well as adequately describing their personal worldview. The something happens and the characters start doing things that create plot twi [...]
I do like a good thriller, especially with twists and turns. The first few pages of this book are so well written, that I found it promising. Reading further I was wondering if it was necessary to introduce so many characters in the beginning. Now I think it wasn’t. Some of them could appear later, and the first part of the book could be better paced.Baldacci kept the secret hidden until the crisis, which was supposed to give suspense. Actually I found it out at the half of the book, so the fi [...]
I've read one other novel by David Baldacci, Divine Justice, one of the Camel Club novels. This was a much better book. Browsing reviews of this book by other readers I get the impression that there are elements of this novel that are common to some of his other books as well. I can understand why that might well be annoying to readers who have read lots of an author's novels. But as someone who is dealing with just this one novel, I'm going to talk mostly just about this book.I liked it an awfu [...]
Loved Baldacci's style of writing; for the simplicity of the language, especially because it revolves around law and justice. It is fast-paced with a little romance, action and suspense. He is, without doubt, one of the best 'political-thriller' authors I have come across! The Simple Truth is a page turner and a must-read.
A well crafted fast moving treat it's my second read for the week. I have been away all this week and read "Last Man Standing" and feel that David Baldacci has raised the Bar a level with this book we had interesting twists and one quite big surprise in the finale I would recommend this Book I f you want a top Mystery thriller after all that i will have to say 5 stars
This one is classic Baldacci, reminded me of themes in other books he wrote. I hated what Rufus had to go through, hated how he was wronged, but loved that there were people that stepped up to help him. Sure many of them didn’t expect to at the start, but by the end most everyone was doing the right thing. By the end of the book you have hope that those that are left will live their lives in a way to honor and fix what had been done.
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Another balsamic great. Great characters, moving target on who dun it and great surprise ending.
I have to read more of his books. This one is a real page turner.
It's been a while since I've read Baldacci, I had forgotten how he can tell a story that is utterly compelling, yet it's never to graphically violent or sexually explicit. He has done an amazing job in creating both likable as well as unlikable characters. This is a fast paced thriller filled with intrigue, conspiracy and betrayal. Baldacci is one of my favorite authors.
reading this bookwas roads i have traveledd Lived2nd book i have read of hisAWESOMEi think they should make Movies with his Books :)
A solid and entertaining mystery. Complex and interesting characters.
Entertaining and suspenseful Grishamesque legal thriller! "Truth" was our first novel by Baldacci, and a pleasant surprise indeed. From first learning that a long-imprisoned military convict is probably innocent of a young girl's murder, to the series of deaths the investigation into these old events precipitates, we can hardly wait to see what will happen next, not to mention "whodunit"! Supreme Court law clerk Michael Fiske gets in over his head when he begins to pursue the truth in the prison [...]
I usually find mystery/thriller books to be full of flat and unrealistic characters with poorly conceived stories. Realizing that most people who try out science fiction and fantasy -- my usual forte -- have the same complaints about those genres I decided to give a few of the more popular mysteries a try. I picked up a stack of books from a yard sale and started with the first one alphabetically.This didn't do anything to dissuade from my opinions. The story was filled with useless details, rid [...]
I became acquainted with David Baldacci through . I have only read his more recent books, until now. I found this novel at our library’s recent annual book sale. This novel opens with an Oscar Wilde quote: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” This quote is an accurate indication of how this book plays out. Rufus Harms is in a military prison, where he has spent the last quarter century of his life. Rufus’ brother Josh is about the only person to visit him, and one day he sneaks i [...]
The Simple Truth is anything but simple – in the telling anywayThe Simple Truth is the story of Rufus Harms, who recovers his memory 25 years after being convicted of killing a young girl. That memory, however, proves his innocence, touching off a series of events involving smuggled documents and clandestine meetings, chases and gun battles, tense emotional drama, and yes, more murder.Balducci does a good job, keeping the tension and suspense high. While those seeking to aid Harms in clearing [...]
David Baldacci is, in my view, on of the finest political-thriller writers today (and darn good apart from genre). His books keep me going much faster than many other enjoyable authors. The Simple Truth is an early work detailing foul deeds at a military prison that led to the death of a young girl and the incarceration of her soldier killer. Except, of course, the situation is not quite as simple as that, which begins to come to light when the prisoner receives a letter from the US Army that tr [...]
k, I've read almost all Baldacci books now and I really liked a few of his others such as: First Family, Hour Game (all time favorite), The Winner, Deliver Us From Evil, Total Control, and the Camel club series. But I'm going to have to add this one! The Simple Truth! I REALLY loved this storyline and he'd done it again. He brings the story alive, and his characters seem real and you get sucked into his books! I love the way he writes and he's my all time favorite author! He really didn't dissap [...]
This is a really good fast paced thriller packed full of conspiracy and intrigue as Rufus Harms tries to clear his name after spending 25 years behind bars, helped by John Fiske, whose brother got caught in the cross fire when he stumbles across Harms' case. There are lots of twists and turns that keep the story interesting and keep you guessing as to the motives and outcomes and the characters are well written and generally believable, although I still don't get why Harms' waited so long to try [...]
David Baldacci is known for his page turning thrillers and un-putdownable fast reads. True. This is another one of them. But, there's a difference. This one is a Powerhouse Never before since The Day of the Jackal has a thriller so impressed me. Why? Because the character development done is simply superb. The painful past, injuries and feelings portrayed by Baldacci through John Fiske are too spontaneous and human, making his character immediately realizable.This is one book whose movie adaptat [...]
I liked this book because it was a mystery.It is very well written and an easy read. It is about a lawyer who sets out to clear a man who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. It certainly shows how the judicial system sometimes fails people. People are getting killed because of the research this lawyer is doing to find out the real truth.
My fourth Baldacci book and least favorite. Slow to develop, didn't really connect with the protagonist(s) and the big reveal at the end was anti-climactic.Still, I enjoyed the other Baldacci's books that I read enough to compel me to try more.
David Baldacci's "The Simple Truth" was a good read. Good characters, suspense in the Richmond, VA and Washington D.C. area. I took 8th graders to D.C. and toured many of the locations. I recommend the book to suspense fiction lovers, and anyone interested in D.C.
Not his best work. A 3---------.
Another entertaining read
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