Total Control - David Baldacci

Total Control

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2002-08-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 802 Ratings


When her husband mysteriously disappears in a plane crash into the Virginia countryside, a devastated wife must sort out truth from lies in this page-turning New York Times bestseller.

Sidney Archer has it all: a husband she loves, a job at which she excels, and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.

Jason Archer is a rising young executive at Triton Global, the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, Archer has secretly entered into a deadly game. He is about to disappear -- leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths, an accident team that wants to know why the plane he was ticketed on crashed, and a veteran FBI agent who wants to know it all.


  • Great read

    By Dollybolly1
    I enjoyed the book
  • Too many characters

    By cloverhessrs
    There were so many people in the story I couldn’t keep track of who was who. Exceedingly confusing. Too many plots and sub plots and sub sub plots. Far too much work reading this one.
  • Total Control

    By Wanda Diane
    I would have liked this book but as a follower of Jesus Christ, I had a very difficult time with this read because the name of "Jesus Christ" my Savior and Lord was taken in vain over and over again. His name is dear to me. His name is "the Name above ALL Names". "Every knee is going to bow to Him and every tongue is going to confess that HE IS LORD". And one of the Ten Commandments says: "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain". His Name is GLORIOUS! If you praise His Name even YOU are lifted up! No other name is like HIS! Only JESUS can save you from your fallen state. Jesus is God; the Second Person of the Trinity. I found myself praying for forgiveness for all who take Jesus Christ's name in vain and for myself for buying and reading this book.
  • Total Control

    By Opa'2
    Great read. Obvious film for a strong female lead. Hope it is made into a feature. Good twists at the end and leaves you wishing the story would continue in another book. Gifted story teller. I have produced and directed documentary films for 40 years. I found this a real joy to read.
  • Total Control

    By Kelly 31
    Great read!
  • Excellent Read!!

    By El Dorado Rose
    I loved this book! From the very first page, I was hooked. And I couldn't wait to return to it every time I had to put it down..... The characters were very easy to keep track of -- each one fascinating and very much needed in the plot. I love this author.... He's simply brilliant!
  • Total control

    By Athenagoldenhair
    This is an excellent mystery with many twists and turns. Careful reading does give you some hints at the perpetrator (s) yet the final harrowing battle still holds some surprises.
  • Long...Slow...

    By rowdyk
    I've read well over a dozen Baldacci books over the years, and I can honestly say this is the ONLY one I didn't care for and wanted it to end. LOVED Sawyer and Sydney was believable, but didn't feel like she was making remotely-sound choices for an attorney of her caliber...kinda UNbelievable! VERY involved plot (which I normally like), but VERY 'deep'. If you want a read that is QUITE involved and seems never-ending then this is your book. If not, there are MANY Baldacci books I'd recommend above this one (like ALL of them)!!!