Sunday, November 4, 2007

"Stone Cold"

David Baldacci is the author of over one dozen New York Times best-sellers: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, Hour Game, The Camel Club, The Collectors and Simple Genius as well as his Freddy and the French Fries children's series.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel Stone Cold, and reported the following:
Con artist Annabelle Conroy, along with Oliver Stone and the members of the “Camel Club,” are running for their lives and trying to stay one step ahead in the game. And, how far will casino king Jerry Bagger go to literally get his hands around the neck of Conroy, a woman who tricked him out of millions? It appears from page 69 of my latest thriller, Stone Cold, that Bagger would do anything to get his revenge on Conroy.

This novel is clearly a cat-and-mouse game but what stands out in the end is the depth of characters. In some cases, you become very intimate with a character and with others, I have left them in the shadows where you want to know so much more.

So, in “my book,” the Page 69 test is right on the money.
Read an excerpt from Stone Cold, and learn more about David Baldacci and his books at his website.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue