David Baldacci has written many terrific stories and “True Blue” is no exception. The story takes two sisters, one, Beth Perry, is the Chief of Police of Washington, DC and the other, Mace Perry, a former police woman who has spent the last two years in prison due to trumped up charges against her. Mace’s tough life in prison finally comes to an end with her release a bit early thanks to her sister but her last few days in prison were not pleasant. The only thing in Mace’s mind now that she is out of prison is to find out who framed her so she, hopefully, can get back on the police force. That was her life; all she ever wanted to do. Roy Kingman is an attorney who leads an active life when not in the courts fighting for his clients. Eventually Mace and Roy work together to help her find the one that got her sent to prison. Mace knows Washington, the good and bad sections and she has little concern going anywhere because she knows what and who to watch out for in any area riding her fancy Ducati Sport motorcycle. She feels she can take care of herself. Famous words that many of us think in our lives!
Diane Tolliver is found in a refrigerator in the law offices where Roy worked. Roy had her body fall out of the refrigerator and right into him, dead as can be! This, of course, made anyone at the firm suspects. Enter Mona Danforth, the temporary U. S. Attorney for the D. C. area who was despised by almost everyone. She hated Beth and Mace and the feeling was mutual. There was no trust between them. I could write many words about this book but please take my word-it is a fantastic story. I did not want to put it down mainly because the plots and sub-plots were great as were the twists and turns. The constant battle between Mona and the Perry sisters added to the excitement never knowing what Mona might start next to oppose one or both of them. From the guard in the law office, to the lawyers and those that worked for them, there was no let up in action. Follow Mace as she illegally gets information she should not get, gains the trust of some that are not too sure of her due to her prison stay, more murders with suspects galore, and some hints of love for Mace. We even encounter some foreign intrigue that brings the scare of terrorism. Please take my advice and read this book.