First Family - David Baldacci

First Family

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,166 Ratings


In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a child is kidnapped at a presidential retreat and two former Secret Service agents must become private investigators in a desperate search that might destroy them both.

A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare.

Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don't want to get involved. But years ago Sean saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president's wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them-and the line between friend and foe impossible to define...or defend.


  • Excellent read!

    By MandieUSA
    Another great book by Baldacci!
  • Fabulous

    By rhymyjy6
    As the story unfolded, I was pulled in. I found myself so engrossed that it was like watching a movie.
  • First Family

    By R atzman
    A great suspense novel. Lot's of development opportunities for Sean & Michelle. With all of the characters, would be helpful to identify who they are on 1-2 pages as reference points!! Great Read!
  • First Family

    By CajunNewsGirl
    Love Sean and Michelle!!! They are in more than this book.. This book was awesome!!! David Baldacchi is an incredible spy thriller writer.. The best I have ever read.. Lots of research done and not a lot of fill in with over-descriptions, like so many other writers.... You can't put it down!!! It grabs you right from the start...
  • Great

    By Minmurona
    Great read, occasional typos. Worth the purchase.
  • First Family

    By Ruth Isenogle
    I think this is one of your better books, mainly because the Florida Primary has been going on while I was reading it. It is really scary to me to think about Romney buying his nomination and maybe presidency. I am mighty uncomfortable even looking at his smugness after the ordeal he has put us all through. Your book is so mesmerizing, and fantastic. I am recommending to my reader friends. I have a stack of your books awaiting me. I have enjoyed all I have read and can hardly wait to open "The Whole Truth". God bless and thank you. Ruth Provine Isenogle
  • First Family

    By jmills@millsretailre
    Definitely a winner. A can't put down book. Keeps you wondering the next move. Dave Baldacci is terrific and I am looking forward to reading his next book and seeing if this was fluke or he is a great writer. I will probably go with "A Great Writer" Jon - Chestnut Ridge
  • Reasonable Baldacci

    By CasdeW
    I have always liked the Baldacci books... This one, however, seemed to miss the mark. While it is an interesting story line, you can figure out large parts of the plot within the first 50-100 pages.