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David Baldacci helps set the standard for Thriller readers with his fast pacing, intricate plots, twists and double crosses.

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Capitol betrayal : a novel Capitol betrayal : a novel
Bernhardt, William, 1960-
New York : Ballantine Books, c2010.
When a malevolent foreign dictator hacks into the U.S. nuclear defense system, the president comes under fire. With the clock winding down, lawyer Ben Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president. While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center--guarded by murderous fanatics--that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles.

The great divide The great divide
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-
New York : Doubleday, 2000.
Marcus Greenwood has resigned from a prestigious law firm to rebuild his life in a small North Carolina town after a personal tragedy. He finds himself in the most difficult case of his career when the Halls ask for help in the disappearance of their daughter, who was investigating a giant multinational sports company.

The plan The plan
Cannell, Stephen J.
New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1995.
TV producer Ryan Bolt is hired to do a documentary on a Rhode Island governor, a fast-rising candidate in a U.S. presidential election. He discovers the man is financed by the Mafia which is buying up TV time everywhere as part of a plot to have its man in the White House, a discovery that puts his life in danger. A first novel by a TV scriptwriter who wrote The Commish.

The reversal : a novel The reversal : a novel
Connelly, Michael, 1956-
New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

The confession The confession
Grisham, John.
New York : Doubleday, c2010.
When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for the first time in his life, he decides to do the right thing and tell police about a crime he committed and another man is about to be executed for.

The rule of nine: The rule of nine:
Martini, Steve, 1946-
[New York] : William Morrow, c2010.
The Old Weatherman dreams of a plan that could be his swan song, an attack to drive a stake through the heart of the right-wing establishment and bury it for good. Now he's found the money, the ideal weapon, and the professional who knows how to use it. And he has set his sights on the perfect target at the very seat of the United States government, in the heart of downtown Washington. It will be a strike heard round the world.

The inner circle The inner circle
Meltzer, Brad.
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
A young archivist working in the National Archives and his childhood crush accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact--a 200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington--hidden inside a desk chair. Eager to discover why the President is hiding this important national treasure, the two soon find themselves entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder that will reveal the most well kept secret of the U.S. Presidency.

Lords of corruption Lords of corruption
Mills, Kyle, 1966-
New York : Vanguard Press, c2009.
When Josh Hagarty is recruited by the charitable organization NewAfrica to manage a farming project in an underdeveloped African country, he signs on, figuring that he can put his newly acquired graduate degree in engineering to good use. However, when Josh gets situated in Africa, he finds that NewAfrica may not be the philanthropic charity it purports itself to be.

Lady killer Lady killer
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2008.
Mary DiNunzio's teenage angst comes flooding back when her high school nemesis, Trish Gambone (dubbed "Trash" by Mary) comes seeking her help. It doesn't matter that Mary is now the rainmaker of Rosato & Associates, Trish's mere presence is enough to make Mary feel like she's at the bottom of the food chain. As it turns out, however, Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She is terrified of her live-in boyfriend, an abusive South Philly mobster, who just happens to be one of Mary's ex-boyfriends. When Trish vanishes, Mary makes it her personal mission to find her longtime enemy, and works against the clock to save her life.

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