Being the president’s niece has its perks so as a special treat Willa Dutton’s 12th birthday party was held at Camp David. But when the party was over and Willa’s family was back home the unthinkable happened, Willa was kidnapped and her family was left with one person dead and the rest either knocked out or drugged.
As a favor to the First Lady, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in to assist in finding Willa’s kidnappers and bringing her home. In the middle of it all Michelle is dealt a major blow in her personal life and as the pair race to save Willa the truths they uncover lead all the way back to a surprising source.
Well first off I have to start out by saying I love David Baldacci and have read all his books but that’s what makes First Family a little bit disappointing. It’s a faced-paced thrill ride but in my opinion it just doesn’t live up to Baldacci’s previous books.
The bad guy is ho-hum. The good guy that ends up bad in the end is too unrealistic. Michelle’s personal situation seems to have no relation to the plot or the resolution. I feel that this could have been a much better book if there was less of Michelle’s drama and more work on the bad guys. Not one of my favorites from Baldacci but it’s still a recommended read as a library pick or borrowed book.