Absolute Power is the FIRST David Baldacci novel. I have to keep reminding myself of this fact because the excellent plotting and edge-of-your seat action sequences that are hallmarks of a Baldacci novel are here.
The President of the United States enjoys some action on the side and things get out of hand during a tryst while a thief is robbing the walk-in vault. The thief sees the whole thing thanks to a one-way mirror. I got a little tickled with the introduction. Before the Monica Lewinsky affair, the criticism was the scenario was too far fetched. Readers who discovered the book after the affair hit the papers accused the author of capitalizing on the affair.
Speaking of far fetched, some of the action sequences seem a bit unbelievable. Then again, it's not as outlandish as your average Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt adventure.
I completely enjoyed this audiobook via Overdrive. The narration is provided by the legendary Scott Brick.