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Summary

The Simple Truth is a tense courtroom drama with a fast-paced plot from best-selling author David Baldacci.

As a young conscripted soldier, Rufus Harms was jailed for the brutal killing of a schoolgirl. Yet after 25 hard years of incarceration, a stray letter from the US Army reveals new facts about the night of the murder - and the evil secret shared by some of Washington's most powerful men. Fearful for his life, Harms seizes his one chance to escape. But within hours the only people who knew about the appeal have been hunted down and eliminated.

As the unknown assassins close in on Harms, ex-cop turned criminal attorney John Fiske is drawn into the web. His younger brother is already a victim; the woman he loves is under threat. For the truth and the chance of a future, he will never give up the fight. But for both men, time is already running out. Their enemy is buried deep within the system and completely ruthless when protecting the truth....

©2017 David Baldacci (P)1998 Hachette Audio

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Lots of twists and turns

I enjoyed this book and the narrator definitely added to that.
It has stood the test of time fairly well

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Fantastic

Another fantastic Baldacci novel with all the twists and turns you expect from this superb author.

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An excellent and incremental Story. when Ends.

A different kind of thriller that 's intriguing as well as a wonderful story.

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  • Penny Lambert
  • 12-08-18

Dyslexia, the Simple Truth

The Simple Truth was an OK book. Not in David Baldacci’s Best Book file, but OK.

The reason given for a not so guilty guy being in prison is not correct. Not according to my sources. My brother suffers from Dyslexia. People who experience Dyslexia would not behave in an uncooperative manner or not follow orders simply because they have Dyslexia.

I believe David Baldacci got it wrong & meant something completely different. Maybe a behavioural Disorder. Not Dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a disorder that involves experiencing difficulty with the written word. That is, difficulty in reading, learning to read, interpreting words, letters & other symbols but doesn’t affect general intelligence or behaviour. People who have Dyslexia do not see a page of text like the rest of us. All the words merge together & move either in a sideway or downward direction. The concentration required to first, still the text & then to isolate each word before being able to read is extraordinary. Extraordinary is also their ability to actually learn how to read in the first place under such difficult circumstances.