Mace Perry is out to clear her name. After years of dedicated service as a police officer on the Washington, D.C. force, she was set up to take a fall for a nasty crime. Even her sister, the police chief, was not able to spare Mace the injustice of two years in prison. Back on the street, well, more accurately back aboard her beloved cherry red Ducati racing motorcycle, she’s raring to go and knows just what it will take to clear her name.
This is no ordinary story and author David Baldacci, who has a spectacular list of writing credits to his name, is very adept at portraying spine tingling action. The twist for this story is its remarkable likeness to the shoot ’em up cowboy movies this reviewer enjoyed at the Orinda Theatre on Saturday afternoons, albeit a long time ago. True Blue (with the title song sung by Rod Stewart) would make an excellent movie with our heroine, her trusty sidekick – an attorney who is an ace at basketball and drives an Audi, plenty of villains – driving black town cars rather than wearing black hats, and more than an afternoon’s worth of fistfights.
Everything in this book is bigger than life and supercharged. Not over the top, mind you, just close enough to keep a reader’s attention. The 454 pages literally flew by and it was worth staying up quite late to finish the book.
Highly recommended – True Blue is the equivalent of a fast fun ride on a Ducati, make mine yellow!
Review by Ruta Arellano. This book was purchased by the reviewer.