Need a Summer Beach Read? 6 Fun Picks

Memorial Day is just a few weeks away; are you ready? If you’re looking for a fun summer beach read, here are six suggestions.

Baldacci: ‘I don’t write about damsels in distress’

In David Baldacci’s high-octane world, women aren’t looking for romance with Mr. Right – they have their sights on the next target. Read more here.

 

Author David Baldacci reveals his links to the FBI and his dinner date with George W Bush

Since the success of his first novel author David Baldacci has sold more than 100 million books. Here, he reveals his close links with the FBI and why dinner with former president George W. Bush didn’t go to plan.

The world of insider novels

Authors David Baldacci and Imogen Edwards-Jones discuss the world of insider novels with the BBC’s Evan Davis. Listen to the interview here.

David Baldacci: Fact Meets Fiction

The best-selling thriller writer David Baldacci tells stories about the American Secret Service and the Washington DC corridors of power. Many of his plots and characters are based on his real-life contacts with undercover agents. He talks with Matthew Bannister about his latest book, The Target.

Book review: Young readers

David Baldacci has earned a loyal, worldwide fan base with his fast-paced, plot-driven thrillers. With The Finisher (ages 10 and older, 512 pages, Scholastic Press, $17.99), Baldacci makes his middle-grade fantasy debut in a novel featuring a wisecracking, clever and brave young heroine named Vega Jane. Baldacci’s mastery of emotional tension and full-throttle action is on fine display. The quirky, lovable cast of characters will endear The Finisher to readers of all ages. Read more here.

David Baldacci’s ‘Bullseye’ Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

David’s Baldacci’s short story “Bullseye” spent the most weeks (eight) in the quarter as the top-selling fiction e-book single, according to Thin Reads research. Read more here.

Books: new and noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. This week’s top book? THE TARGET.

Book review: The Target

“Baldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years,” says the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “and ‘The Target’ continues the trend. This isn’t a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It’s among his most exhilarating books yet.” Read the review.

Best-selling novelist David Baldacci on his new assassin thriller

David talks with with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell about THE TARGET.

In addition, view David’s web-only interviews on Vega Jane and THE FINISHER and learn more about why the film Wish You Well is so important to him.