Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

David Baldacci

550 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced


A grizzled professional cat burglar gets trapped inside the bedroom closet of one of the world's richest men, only to witness, through a one-way mirror, two Secret Service agents kill the billionaire's trampy young wife as she tries to fight off t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 952 reviews


tense 100%
dark 66%
challenging 44%
mysterious 44%
adventurous 22%
inspiring 11%
relaxing 11%


slow 42%
medium 28%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 71% | A mix: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 28% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

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