December 19, 2011

The Whole Truth - Book Review

Hi Guys,

I am going to write about the novel ‘The Whole Truth’ written by David Baldacci. I seldom read books written by less known authors and I took this book from library to just go through in my leisure time. I started reading the book and after reading the first few pages, I decided to read the full book.

David Baldacci has penned the thriller so interestingly. Though the story is revealed in the beginning itself the curiosity of finding out how things are done adds interest in the mind of a reader.

The novel is based on a concept called Perception Management. Perception Management is the art of creating a truth or story out of nothing and making people believe that it is true (you can find these types of things being used frequently with the help of Social networking sites). Perception management firms are organizations that specialize in creating truths in a large scale.

The protagonist of the novel is Shaw who performs the dangerous jobs of finding out crimes and preventing them. He is permanently slaved to Frank, because he shot Frank when he tried to arrest him years back. Shaw loves a girl called Anna Fischer. Anna is a genius and works for an organization called The Phoenix group in London. The Phoenix group works for betterment of people and its leadership is unknown. Its base is believed to be Arizona.

Meanwhile, Katie James, a two time Pulitzer winning journalist is doing a poor job of collecting news for obituary as her second Pulitzer affected her mind. She is trying to find a way back and in a particular instance, she is saved by Shaw.

David Creel is an arms dealer and is one of the richest persons in the world. As the business is quite dull, he plans to create a Cold war. So, he approaches a perception management firm and together they create a movement called Red Menace, a movement that is against the Russian Government, because they are torturing people. But Russian Government denies it and is trying to find out who created the fuss.

Meanwhile, Anna Fischer doubts the involvement of Russian Government and replies to a blog that doubts the same. The blog is a trap. When the place is traced, they search who runs the Phoenix group. It is not run by an American as said. A mob enters the building and demolishes the building and makes an appearance that the Russians did it.

Shaw is affected and wants to take revenge. Katie wants to revive her carrier and Creel wants to resurrect his business. So, who wins the race forms the remaining part of the story.

A very gripping novel, that is not to be missed if you are a fan of thriller stories.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. There is no system here in our Country.
    I daily see many kids going to their schools with Bags bigger than their own sizes.
    Same goes with teachers too, they treat their profession as daily job not to change something.

  2. @abhishek

    mate i think u have written the comment in the wrong post..

  3. Looks like an interesting read.
    I have the Sixth Man by David Baldacci on my shelf, have you read that one, is it a good read??
    Have a wonderful week ahead Karthick:)

  4. @Arti

    thanks for the comments... no, i haven't read the sixth man...

    this is the 1st book time i'm reading a david baldacci book and it looks like he is a good author...

  5. i did not read the article after 3rd para , thought of reading the book :) when i get some time


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