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Format:
Title:
First daughter
ISBN:
9780765321701

9781781850077
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Forge, 2008.
Physical Description:
400 pages ; 25 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
1.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary:
A troubled ATF agent receives a call from the President-elect of the United States when his daughter is kidnapped.
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FIC LUSTBADER Alli Carson #1
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FICTION - LUSTBADER
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FIC LUSTBADER 2008
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FICTION LUSTBADER
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Lustbader, E.
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Lustbader Jack McClure v.1
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Summary

Summary

Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength . . .   Jack McClure has had a troubled life.  His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider.  He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C.  It wasn't until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent.   When a terrible accident takes the life of his only daughter, Emma, and his marriage falls apart, Jack blames himself, numbing the pain by submerging himself in work.  Then he receives a call from his old friend Edward Carson.  Carson is just weeks from taking the reins as President of the United States when his daughter, Alli, is kidnapped.  Because Emma McClure was once Alli's best friend, Carson turns to Jack, the one man he can trust to go to any lengths to find hisdaughter and bring her home safely.   The search for Alli leads Jack on a road toward reconciliation . . . and into the path of a dangerous and calculating man.  Someone whose actions are as cold as they are brilliant.  Whose power and reach are seemingly infinite.   Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure uses his unique abilities to journey into the twisted mind of a stone cold genius who is constantly one step ahead of him.  Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life and his country in more ways than he could ever imagine.  


Author Notes

Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Columbia College in 1968. While still in college, he began work in the entertainment industry by creating his own music production company that included work with such bands as Cheap Trick, Mountain, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is a writer of both thriller and fantasy novels. He has written several series including The Pearl Saga Series, The Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Series. He is also the co-author of the Jason Bourne series, starting with book 4, with Robert Ludlum.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this uneven thriller from bestseller Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy), Alli Carson, the 19-year-old daughter of the U.S. president-elect, moderate Republican Edward Carson, is abducted a month before her father's inauguration to be programmed to do something truly terrible at the inauguration ceremony. ATF agent Jack McClure is chosen to lead the search for Alli, primarily because she was the boarding-school roommate of his now-deceased daughter, Emma. Jack faces many difficulties, chief among them his own severe dyslexia. The unnamed current president, who makes religion the basis for all his decisions, wants to use the search as an excuse for all-out war on his enemies, the First American Secular Revivalists and their secret partners, the E-Two terrorist group. Lustbader does a fine job depicting the search for Alli and reconstructing Jack's past, but the confusing political message will leave many readers wondering what the book was really about. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Jack McClure's marriage has fallen apart after the death of his college-age daughter. Working for the ATF keeps him going, and when he receives a call from the incoming president of the U.S., Jack is on the case. The President-elect's daughter, who was a roommate of Jack's own deceased daughter, has been kidnapped, and the soon-to-be chief executive wants Jack to take charge of the investigation. But it's unclear if he truly wants Jack to solve the case. If so, why does he seem to be putting people and obstacles in Jack's path? Jack, who suffers from dyslexia, sees this case as his chance to redeem himself and put his life back on track, and his struggle to succeed keeps the reader involved. Unfortunately, Lustbader, a genre veteran, has never been known as a stylist, and here he has a tendency to stop the narrative to deliver distracting author's messages on the problems of organized religion. Still, the engaging premise and the straight-ahead action will satisfy the author's fans.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2008 Booklist


Library Journal Review

In this latest thriller by Lustbader (www.ericvanlustbader.com), author of the best-selling Jason Bourne series, the daughter of the U.S. President-elect is kidnapped, and special agent Jack McClure, whose own daughter died in an accident, suspects the kidnapper is an especially vicious serial killer. While the quest for the missing girl is exciting, the author's focus on religious extremism and its opponents muddies the plot, and the dialog is rather wooden. Still, the narration by Richard Ferrone (The Good Guy), who's read for authors including Mickey Spillane and Stuart Woods, secures his reputation as one of the best interpreters of thrillers. Recommended for popular collections. [Audio clip available through us.macmillan.com; the Forge hc, published in August, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.