For a long time I ignored David Baldacci’s novels although the author produces stories in my favourite thriller genre. Maybe that was because the usual white background covers that appear on the paperback shelves in the UK didn’t appeal to me. Eventually I turned to one of his novels when I couldn’t find anything else that I wanted to read and became totally hooked on books written by this author.
David’s novels are complex tales involving FBI agents, US government, big business and all manner of criminals. So complex that I’m sure that I would lose the plot if I tried to write them, but even in their complexity I don’t lose the plot as a reader. I have plowed my way through most of David Baldacci’s current 17 novels and been gripped by the storylines of all of them.
Total Control is one of David’s early novels, first published at the beginning of 1997. The two main characters are lawyer Sydney Archer and veteran FBI agent Lee Sawyer. Sydney’s husband Jason works for the worlds leading technology conglomerate Triton Global and it is clear from the outset that he is involved in something that looks dodgy.