Reviews of Absolute Power (1996)
Absolute Power - exactly what this book had over me from start to finish. Having seen the film with Clint Eastwood, Ed Harris, Laura Linney Gene Hackman and I wanted to read the book to see if it was any different.
It's the story of an ageing jewel thief who witnesses the murder of a woman having an affair with the president of the united states of america, so political intrigue is a major part of this book. However, you don't need to understand politics to ber able to grasp the storyline.
I liked the fact that there was real feeling in the book, between the main cop and the jewel thief. It also makes you look at men in positions of great power differently (providing you aren't already cynical with politicians).
On the whole I would say that this book is one of the best I have every read. David Baldacci has a wonderful way of placing you in the middle of the action. A 5 out of 5!!
(This review refers to the 1996 version titled “Absolute Power”)