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BOOK REVIEW: TOTAL CONTROL
BY DAVID BALDACCI

We hope you enjoy this book review by Allen Hott.



One of Mr. Baldacci’s first novels. And it is a good one even though a little bit long. “…Massive criminal conspiracy” is a description of the happenings by one of the characters and that pretty well sums up TOTAL CONTROL.

Overall the action moves well as do all of Baldacci’s books. However the ending of this one gets very complex as in the showdown all of the suspects (and there are quite a few) end up in one place. The showdown and sorting out eventually comes out fairly smooth.

The story begins with a commercial plane crash, which is caused by a special type of maneuver affected by a hired killer. The enactment of this deed is very well described by Baldacci and does appear to be a definite method (which is somewhat scary to readers who fly very often). As the tale unfolds there are many twists and turns that involve large computer manufacturers; corporate lawyers; and even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

The heroine of the story is Sidney Archer, the wife of an executive in one of the global computer companies. She works as an attorney for the law firm that represents her husband’s company. Jason Archer (the husband) was supposed to be on the downed plane but turns out he took a different plane as one of the first steps in his scheme to better his life.

Tracking him down while dodging the killers that have been hired to kill her becomes Sidney’s task. Along the way Lee Sawyer, a seasoned FBI agent, works his way through the ever-growing can of worms that Baldacci brings into play. Corporate shenanigans coupled with the supposed conversations between the missing Jason Archer and his wife are more than enough to confuse Sawyer. He and his staff are faced not only with finding who is responsible for the plane tragedy but also determining exactly the Archers’ part in the whole mystery.

Baldacci keeps the reader interested in finding the guilty party by having a continual parade of chases, threatening phone calls, and the need to figure out passwords for an all important computer disc.

TOTAL CONTROL does keep control of the reader’s imagination while he tries to solve the mystery. Very well written!

REVIEWED BY ALLEN HOTT

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