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Chapter Fifty-Seven

David Baldacci

Absolute Writer

Jessica Strawser

While many authors struggle to find time to write, for David Baldacci it’s more of a struggle to find time to do something other than write—and an unwelcome one at that, as there’s clearly nothing he’d rather be doing.

Since splashing onto the scene with the 1996 Presidential thriller Absolute Power (swiftly snatched up by Hollywood for a feature film starring Clint Eastwood), he’s written more than thirty novels for adults and five for young readers.

Although he’s known best for his books of action-packed suspense and his vibrant characters, such as secret agent Shaw, Army special agent John Puller, government assassin Will Robie, and Amos Decker, a man with total recall of ...

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