Baldacci is best known for his first novel, "Absolute Power," published in 1996 and subsequently adapted as a film starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. David Baldacci is the best-selling author of 29 novels for adults and four for younger readers, as of June 2015.
In addition to numerous best-selling series starring such characters as Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, John Puller, Will Robie, Agent Shaw, or the Camel Club, Baldacci has published a wide variety of standalone works. Besides "Absolute Power," notable Baldacci thrillers include "The Winner" (1998), with its tale of a lottery-fixing villain and the lovable single mother he needs to silence, "The Simple Truth," a Grisham-inspired tale of corruption and intrigue involving the U.S. Supreme Court, and "Last Man Standing," featuring treachery and betrayal as the last surviving member of an ambushed Hostage Rescue Team attempts to put the pieces together and discover who set up him and his friends.
Baldacci also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of his novel "Wish You Well," tracing the children of the Cardinal family as they deal with the changes brought on by the loss of their parents and moving from New York to Virginia to stay with their grandmother. The film was released on DVD June 2, 2015.