Saving Faith by David BaldacciSaving Faith by David Baldacci

Saving Faith

byDavid Baldacci

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 2000

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In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had: a young woman named Faith Lockhart. For Faith has done too much, knows too much, and will tell too much.

Feared by some of the most powerful men in the world, Faith has been targeted to die. But when a private investigator walks into the middle of the assassination attempt, the shooting suddenly goes wrong, and an FBI agent is killed. Now Faith Lockhart must flee for her life - with her story, her deadly secret, and an unknown man she's forced to trust...
David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, o...
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Title:Saving FaithFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:September 1, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446608890

ISBN - 13:9780446608893

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! About the book: It’s a standalone I bought a while back. First impressions: I’ve read some of Baldacci’s novels in the past, so I had an idea of what to expect. The author tends to start off with a scene that sets up the rest of the story. I didn’t know what was going on, which made me want to find out more. Summary: An assassination attempt goes wrong. An FBI agent dies. Characters run to save their lives. Characters: It took me a while to get behind some of the characters. By the end, I found myself rooting for the good guys of course, especially Lee Adams, a private investigator. Baldacci does a good job creating likeable and unlikeable characters as well. He’s great at making flawed characters. Everyone is imperfect in some way with either a problematic past, a sticky situation, or both. But because we’re dealing with fiction, the characters’ traits can obviously be exaggerated. “So maybe I do what I do because the sum of the world’s tragedies outweighs its happiness.” Conflict: Good versus bad. More specifically a CIA vs. FBI tale. Writing: I’ve read Zero Day, The Forgotten, The Escape, Last Man Standing, The Guilty, and The Winner by Baldacci. He’s written some great books. Saving Faith is good but not the best one in my opinion. It’s still an entertaining, fun read. Probably not the most realistic, however. He tells an interesting story by adding enough suspense to keep you turning the pages. All in all, the sentences are short and the chapters aren’t too long. So it makes for a fast, enjoyable reading experience. Final thoughts: I will say I liked the ending (last 100 pages or so) the most. It ties up a lot of loose ends while answering most of the questions posed throughout the novel. If you’re looking for a summer thriller, be sure to check out Saving Faith if you haven’t done so already.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from baldacci took a while to get into this one but still a good read
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Saving Faith I thought this book was slow to take off. If u stick with it u will enjoy it. I enjoy this author but this book is not one of my favorite
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not terribly good, but not terribly bad either Started off well, but lost steam in the middle and the ending was awful. Disappointing.
Date published: 2010-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Saving Faith I was not terribly "taken" by the writing style of this author, nor of the story itself. It seemed to take a dreadfully long time to be told, and spent far too much time in the details of absolutely every little thing, not a good way to tell a tale in my view. An overall would have been fine in a lot of cases and the story still to be told with an appreciation for the understanding. I am not a particular fan of political stories and certainly a great deal less interested where it is American in content. I guess this is an american story for americans! I would not recommend it as a good read, let alone of interest to the Canadian audience. Not my style, and I would hesitate to pick up another of Mr.Baldacci's books.
Date published: 2001-04-24

From Our Editors

Danny Buchanan and Faith Lockhart are the two most powerful lobbyists ever to cruise Capitol Hill. They can guarantee results mainly because their money has a real knack for making it into the pockets of those with power. But when the CIA busts Danny, he is forced to go undercover to uncover even more of the corruption. This inevitably leads to a professional conflict, as Faith is right in his line of fire. All this while the FBI is closing in, preparing for a political showdown that will forever change Washington. Saving Faith is intricately constructed, giving readers the sense of reality and drama with just a hint of power.

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"A LIGHTNING-PACED THRILLER". -- Chicago Tribune