In a departure from his fiction that involves suspense and action, David Baldacci has penned a sensitive and touching story about family and love titled One Summer. Jack Armstrong is coping with a seemingly fatal illness and the wrenching process of saying goodbye to his wife and children. Hoping to survive to see another Christmas, Jack has made peace with his mortality when his wife is tragically killed in an automobile accident. Jack must try to heal himself and his family and decides to take them to an old home on the beach that has been left to them by an aunt. The story illustrates the struggles of a family to overcome devastating losses and a father’s attempts to build new and stronger relationships with his children. This is a story of friendship, hope and love that will touch your heart.
>Dream a little with James Patterson as his imagination allows children to flap their wings and fly. In The Angel Experiment children have been taken from their parents and injected with avian DNA by evil scientists. They may be 98 percent human, but the 2 percent avian DNA creates wings that allow them to soar. They are on the run from their captors and must use other special abilities to protect themselves from the Erasers, wolf-like, extremely strong, genetically-modified creatures who want them back in order to do further experiments. This group of kids looks out for each other and have compassion for each other’s failings and abilities.
After freeing Angel, the youngest of their adopted family, the setting varies from Death Valley to the subway of New York City as the kids flee from the Erasers.
More books follow to continue the story of Maximum Ride, the leader of the bird family and narrator of The Angel Experiment.