David Baldacci Books In Order

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I got hooked on reading the David Baldacci‘s books in order ever since I picked up his first novel, Absolute Power, which I got up soon after it was first published back in 1996. I love political thrillers, and this author makes this genre really proud.

Here are the David Baldacci books in order for his several series, standalone novels and novellas as well. I will update the list any time new titles are published under his name.


Sean King And Michelle Maxwell Books In Order


  1. Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #1), 2003
  2. Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #2), 2004
  3. Simple Genius (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #3), 2007
  4. First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4), 2009
  5. The Sixth Man (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #5), 2011
  6. King and Maxwell (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #6), 2013

Camel Club Series In Order


  1. The Camel Club (Camel Club #1), 2005
  2. The Collectors (Camel Club #2), 2006
  3. Stone Cold (Camel Club #3), 2007
  4. Divine Justice (Camel Club #4), 2008
  5. Hell’s Corner (Camel Club #5), 2010

Shaw Series In Order


  1. The Whole Truth (Shaw #1), 2008
  2. Deliver Us From Evil (Shaw #2), 2010

John Puller Boks In Order


  1. Zero Day (John Puller #1), 2011
  2. The Forgotten (John Puller #2), 2012
  3. The Escape (John Puller #3), 2014
  4. No Man’s Land (John Puller #4), 2016

Will Robie Series In Order


  1. The Innocent (Will Robie #1), 2012
  2. The Hit (Will Robie #2), 2013
  3.  Bullseye (Will Robbie #2.5), 2014 (also The Camel Club #5.5)
  4. The Target (Will Robbie #3), 2014
  5. The Guilty (Will Robie #4), 2015
  6. End Game (Will Robie #5), 2017

Amos Decker Series In Order


  1. Memory Man (Amos Decker #1), 2015
  2. The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2), 2016
  3. The Fix (Amos Decker #3), 2017

Jane Vega Series In Order

A Young Adult mystery series


  1. The Finisher, 2014
  2. The Keeper, 2015
  3.  The Width of the World, 2017
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Should we read the David Baldacci books in order?


I have read all books by David Baldacci (save for Bullseye and The Target), and while I never got the feeling that I have to read them in order or else, I still recommend you doing so. Granted, that if you pick the books out of order and start to read them, you won’t be utterly lost in what is going on, at least not in all series.

Having said that, however, my personal mantra is – if you can read the books in the right chronological order, do so. There is still a continuity of the storylines in the various series which do make more sense if you pick them up as the author intended them to be read.

For example, Divine Justice in The Camel Club series picks up after Stone Cold, with Oliver Stone having to suffer the consequences of what he did in the previous books as a payback for something (won’t give out spoilers, no worry).

In addition, each series is already advanced enough that there is a strong character development throughout. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are two private investigators (former secret service agents) that work together, and their interaction within the books is interesting and engaging. It is what makes them work together so well in solving their sometimes quirky cases.

Of course, this really refers to reading the series in order. The standalone novels by David Baldacci can be read in any order that you choose.


David Baldacci Standalone Novels



David BaldacciBorn in 1960 in Richmond, Virginia, the author David Baldacci graduated from the Henrico High School, following which he attended the Virginia Commonwealth University where he got his BA.

After graduating, he enrolled at the University of Virginia, graduating with a law degree. After his studies, he practiced law for 9 years in Washington DC.

It was during this time that he started writing in earnest (he had a knack for writing even as a child), releasing after 3 years his first novel, Absolute Power in 1996. The book became an instant bestseller, and it was also the book that got me hooked on the author’s books as well.

Absolute Power was made into a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.

Currently, with over 30 books under his belt, David Baldacci has written so far 6 mystery series and several standalone novels.

I can honestly say that I’ve read all his novels for adults (haven’t read his kids books, though) and because there are several series that were written over the years, it would be a bit confusing to start reading them now without knowing which book goes in which series and in which order to best read them.

I’ve caught up with most of his books, and as the author has several series going on – many at the same time – I really wanted to make sure I read all his books, or at least I’m aware of all of them, to be add them to my TBR (to be read) pile.

So I figured it’s worth listing all the David Baldacci books in order for anyone who has only now discovered this awesome political thriller author, or who has read a few novels here and there and would like to catch up with reading the rest, just like I did.

His latest book is called End Game and it is the 5th book in his Will Robbie thriller series. Will Robie, the hitman, is tasked with something very different from his normal job. He has to investigate his boss’s disappearance, Blue Man. Roger Walton went on his usual yearly holidays back home fishing and one day he just didn’t check in anymore. He disappeared without a trace.

Now, Will Robbie and Jessica Reel, a hitman as well, have to team up to go searching for their boss before it’s too late.

The latest David Baldacci book is just as adrenaline-rich as the author’s previous novels. While this story is a bit different from the rest, it is still worth reading the David Baldacci books in order for the Will Robbie series because Will and Jessica have a history which develops in an interesting way in this book. Also, you get more information about Blue Man and why he is so important in this book.

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  1. Johnedward MacKinnon says:

    Am a big fan first started reading the will Robbie series then got into the respective john puller an Amos decker series an I could not put them down really addictive page turner just really great books

  2. Pauline Stevens says:

    Absolute Power was the best, it grabbed you and held on to the very end. You can’t help but wait anxiously for his next book, and the best part is that his books are all different, there’s no monotony and lots of surprises!
    Keep up the good work David, we love your books.

  3. Pauline Stevens says:

    As with many others my first Baldacci book was “Absolute Power”, a really great read, I couldn’t put it down. I spent every spare minute reading it and have been hooked ever since.

    Keep on writing David, we love your books!

  4. Gary Zimmerman says:

    I have read all of David’s books up to Memory Man, which I thought was the best book written by him, and will read the rest. The Escape was long awaited and overdue, was also a great book. There has NOT been a book by David that has not held my interest from beginning to end. Thank You David Baldacci and keep up the good work.

  5. April says:

    Thank you for this info on David Baldacci!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I have read 17 of Mr. Baldacci’s books. I loved each and every one. I’m starting on Simple Genius and look forward to my time reading. I do agree that if possible to read them in order. I just finished No Man’s Land in the John Puller series. This was a great book, well worth your time.

  7. Gabriella Graham says:

    Could you write another book on the shaw series, I just feel the story still needs completion. I am still on edge wanting to read the next book and maybe final, but I realise that’s all there is. ????

  8. mary king says:

    HOW IS SOMEONE WITH NO E READER OR PC SUPPOSED TO READ BULLSEYE??? WE ASSUMED THIS WAS A FUN STORY TO WRAP UP THE CAMEL CLUB SERIES THAT MY 89 YEAR FATHER HAS BEEN READING?? ALSO IS HELL’S CORNER THE FINAL STORY IN THAT SERIES OR NOT ?

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Bullseye is also a bonus in the 2014 paperback reissue of THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN. So if you can get hold of that reissue edition, it will be included. So far Hell’s Corner is the last book written in the series, yes.

  9. Jeff D. says:

    Perhaps David should collaborate with James Patterson on a book, it would surely be a smash hit and almost certain a film!

  10. Jill says:

    I have read all of his books and wait eagerly for the next. I have kept all of his books as feel one day will read them again. You are in front of us in the US. If I had to say what I liked the most I suppose I would say the King and Maxwell series.

  11. Pavan hegde says:

    This guy’s books are just!! Phenomenal!!! Just can’t Lt go of the book…..I read one of his books 15 days ago and now I’m reading his 20th book!! And yes go in a sequence my suggestion…..! Wonder which will be his nxt book….

  12. Guy S says:

    Have read several and enjoyed every one. Would love to see a sequel to Last Man Standing.

  13. Carmilloh says:

    I have just read True Blue and I am looking for a sequel. Mace perry is one of the liveliest characters I ever found. It is compleletly interesting the possiblity that she discivers who framed her in prison; and also whether jason urns will come soon to do damage with a new USA admnistration.

  14. Betty says:

    Totally hooked on David’s books at present.
    Camel club…tick
    A Shaw …tick
    Now to sort out what I’ve read as paperbacks, so I can download more to my Kindle …hence the visit to this sight.
    Thanks heaps for listing!

  15. Charles Conover says:

    I have read almost all of the David Baldacci books save the last Amos Decker book, Looking forward to reading it also. Right now I’m reading “One Summer”.

  16. Bill Anderson says:

    Please write a sequel to true blue. Mace Perry is a great character

    • Catharina van Maanen says:

      Oh yes I would love a sequel to true blue, it feels so incomplete now, don´t leave it like this, please!!!

  17. Claudia says:

    Love all David,s books Can’t get enough of them. I love Camel Club and King &Maxwell and Robie’s to the extent I have read all at least twice and some three times . So anxious for more. Have breast cancer and love how the books take me away. I am 71. Please hurry David!!!

  18. Nicole Cunningham says:

    Thank you! I read Memory Man and was hooked. Readying True Blue now and I have decided to read everything he has written! Ha! This list is EXACTLY what I need to help with my mission! Good work!

  19. Keiser shook says:

    Is there a sequel to last man standing? Does anyone know?

  20. Judy says:

    Thank you so very,very much, really appreciated!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Roger Downing says:

    Read all his adult books. Always have the publication date of the next one in my diary and the excitement builds as the day nears.

  22. Wanda Elder says:

    I want more Mace Perry!!!!!!!

  23. Paulette Graham says:

    Just finished Last Man Standing…I would like of Web London. Where has he gone, what is he doing, what happened when he met his father… What was the reunion like between father and son.

    I am enjoying all the books about to start King and Maxwell

    Just want to say thank you, and appreciate your writing.

  24. Linda Finger says:

    I have read nearly every book in all the series David Baldacci has written as well as all the stand alone books. The Christmas Train I had put off until finding myself in a cabin in a rainstorm. Would definitely recommend it for those who haven’t read it. Also, I take audible books with me when walking. Can’t say enough good about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy who reads the Puller and Robie series

    • Dar Diehl says:

      I read The Christmas Train and loved it as well!!! I had a huge smile on my face when it was over!! Great book…. if you haven’t read this stand alone book, folks…. pick it up!!! It is a great read!!

  25. Pat Bates says:

    I just finished “True Blue”……I want a sequel — is Mace finally back on the force?? Has Mona been placed behind bars? Has a doctor been successful in helping Ty speak? Is Razor ceo of a fantastic company? And what about Roy???? Is he sharing his life with Mace??? So many questions – NO ANSWERS until a another exciting chapter..make that chapters comes from the great mind of mystery. WE NEED ANSWERS!!!! DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING!!!!! Such a great adventure…..missing the characters already! Thank you for your never ending strive for the best!

  26. Joyce Unger says:

    I have read most of his books except for the ones that stand alone. Great writer keeps you interested in the whole book. Unlike some books you pick up you think there going to be interesting but after a few chapters your so bored with it you never finish reading it.

  27. Patricia Martinez says:

    I loved Zero Day. It was fast paced and kept me reading. I finally had to put it away and get some sleep.When I woke up at 5 a.m. was back at it again. Just could not wait to find out what John Puller and the local law would find out. What amazing writing; finished the book today got it yesterday. Now I will read The Winner, hope it turns out to be another great book.

  28. edward walsh says:

    I HAVE READ ALL OF HIS BOOKS EXCEPT THE CHRISTMAS STORY WHICH I UNDERSTAND HE DID NOT WRITE.
    I LOVE ALL OF HIS BOOKS. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEWEST EDIITON TO COME OUT.
    HOW BRILLIANT CAN ONE PERSON BE????
    MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER?: THE WINNER. #2 WAS ABSOLUTE POWER. BUT THERE WERE SOME OTHERS THAT I COULD NOT RESIST. THANK YOU, GOD FOR DAVID BALDACCI!

  29. Virginia Platt says:

    Just finished Memory Man. One of only a few books that I could hardly put down. Awaiting the next Amos.

    I am 80, retired, avid reader, Baldacci a favorite!!!

  30. Roger King says:

    Cannot find the first Shaw book where he meets Katie James because she followed him to a church where he meets his contact for weapons and it goes bad and he saves her and from there the story goes on. He even helps her with her drinking problem. But I have not been able to find the name of the title anywhere. Can anyone please help me out here?

  31. eliza murry says:

    Also, the next Jack Reacher shoud be Timothy Olyphant…….much TALLER.

  32. eliza murry says:

    I have all of Baldacci’s books, have read them in order of their printing not in character order still wonderful reads, ..it is just like re- visiting an old friends………….love them.

  33. Katie B says:

    This is perfect. I adore David Baldacci’s books but haven’t read any in the correct order, not that it’s spoiled my enjoyment in anyway. Hell’s Corner was the first one I read, having heard him talking about it on the radio and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. I have so many titles on my shelves still waiting to be read…

  34. barbara de graaf says:

    I have just finished True Blue and wonder if there is a sequel? Thoroughly enjoyed the book. We are big fans of David BAldacci and have read most of his books.

  35. Dave Clachan says:

    I too have read all except Jane Vega series. I do though recommend reading the Camel Club in order as the characters get added in the series.
    It would be great to see a Mace Perry sequel but I wonder how it would work, I’m sure that David would be able to make it something to look forward to reading, a True Blue author that he is.

  36. Caz Peters says:

    I live in Oz and have collected your books over the last few years. Now reading them in order and enjoying the adventures of the CMel Club (are there more to come) and Sean and Maxwell. Just missing a couple from the other series and looking forward to getting them here.thank you for providing such wonderful stories for me to read.

  37. Eileen says:

    Mr. Baldacci – I have read ALL of your political thrillers. (am just waiting for the Escape to come out in paperback. My hands are arthritic and I can no longer hold hard covered books in my hands & I am loathe to read novels on a computer). You have ruined me for any other author. Can you tell me if you are planning to write any more about all of my heroes – King & Maxwell, Robie & Reel, John Puller (after the Escape), Oliver Stone & Web London? Can you tell me if you like classical music? My husband is a classical composer and has written exquisite, melodic, contemporary classical music. I would love to send you a CD as my gift to you, to give you as much listening pleasure as you have given me reading pleasure. Eileen Cohn

  38. Elizabeth Formosa says:

    Hi I am desperately looking for a book written by David Baldacci. Where an empty suv car is found with a baby inside it but the mother has gone no trace of her. Please could you just tell me the name of the book

    Elizabeth Formosa

  39. Diane Walters says:

    I have read every book by Baldacci that I could get my hands on. I understand that he has a new book out (and I have forgotten the name) and am trying to find it. Hope you can help me!

  40. Elida Epperson says:

    I read Baldacci’s first novel, Absolute Power many years ago. I was hooked. I have read all his books. I was a little surprised reading The Finisher.

  41. Barbara Taylor says:

    I am looking for a hard copy of “Absolute Power”. I have paper back would like hard back copy. I finally found copies of all his books, now trying to find hardback copies. Going to start with the first one. I have about 10 paper backs.
    Thank You,
    Barbara Taylor

  42. J Ahrens says:

    Thanks for taking the time to put the list together. I, too, am a big David Baldacci fan and buy his books as soon as they appear in the bookstore.

    In the past few weeks I have read the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series again and I must say I enjoyed them even more having read them sequentially and without a big gap between each book! Would love another in the King and Maxwell series, especially now that Edgar is on the team. Will Michelle ever be able to clean out her truck???

    Now to read the Camel Club series again, then the Will Robie series….

  43. Linda C says:

    I thoroughly enjoy books by David Baldacci, and have only begun reading them within the last six months.In that amount of time, I’ve read his Will Robie series (minus ‘Bullseye’ and the Camel Club and John Puller series (minus ‘The Escape’. The amazing thing I’ve discovered is ….I’ve basically read them ‘out of succession’..but have nonetheless discovered the undeniable continuity throughout! His storytelling ability keeps me wanting MORE…!

  44. Grace Strong says:

    I have really enjoyed the Camel Club series. All the characters are so believable. I have never been disappointed in reading your books. Thank you.

  45. Carolyn says:

    Bobby Madley on 10/23/14 – comment needs to be deleted – STRANGE. Disturbing that it was allowed into print.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Wow thanks Carolyn, I appreciate your comment – deleted the one you mentioned. I am always vigilant about not allowing spam (and you wouldn’t believe just how much spam I’m getting every day), honestly not sure how this one came through the cracks. Thank you for noticing and bringing it to my attention!

  46. DeborahPinson says:

    Love all David Baldacci books especially the camel club series.

  47. robin says:

    Wish I had found this site before I started reading.
    I have read 12 of the books, mostly in order but not always.

    Now I know what to do to finish off reading the rest in order

  48. betty crowe says:

    Just wondering if there was sequel to True Blue, with Mace Perry> If not why?

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      As far as I know, True Blood is still a standalone novel, there is no sequel to it (sadly).

      • Teri-Lynn Bonica says:

        Absolute Power was hands-down one of the best books I’ve ever read. I read it when it first came out and I started following David Baldacci almost immediately after reading it. When the trailer to the movie showed at the theatre, I yelped out loud I was so excited! I’ve re-read the book several times and I’ve seen the movie almost as much. Anyway, I digress. My second Fav by Mr. Baldacci is “True Blue” and I’ve been waiting rather impatiently for the sequel. I periodically check to see if there is any news on a sequel, and sadly nothing yet! If you have a direct line with Mr. Baldacci, maybe you could put in a “strong” and “very suggestive” word to him that a sequel is very much desired by his reading public. Especially now when America’s True Blue are being systematically targeted across this country with hatred and death threats from extremist groups. It’s always a good thing to put out books, fiction or otherwise, that celebrate what is the greatest police force in the world.

      • Liane Boyce says:

        David Badacci True Blue needs a sequel badly . Can’t accept Mace is out of the blue , and that Roy and Mace are left off , without a definite conclusion . Please !!!! I read 20 books a month and I need mor input . Liane Boyce

  49. Ruby Gentek says:

    My first book is “The Sixth Man”, and I want to read more of Sean’s and Michelle’s exciting thrillers! It’s a story filled with “who done it” and twists in each chapter and the end is a total shock to the reader as well as the two sleuths.

    Needless to say, I’ve looked up the series, to follow their exploits from the beginning. “Absolute Power” is next on my list.

    Thanks for providing the lists, and thanks for the great read!!!!!

    Ruby Gentek

  50. Jimmy says:

    Thanks for the list. have read five of your books, all of them a good read. Would like some more of the John Puller.

  51. Carole says:

    I began my Baldacci Experience with the Will Robie series. Just finished The Target. Hope book #4 is in the works! And a big Thank You! for putting this list together!

  52. ERIK says:

    Loved the Will Robie series waiting on the 4th installment, I hope…..

    • Carolyn says:

      When can your dedicated readers expect more “Will Robie” novels? The Camel Club series captivated my attention. Will you add a sequel? For anyone just starting to read your novels, I highly recommend “Wish You Well.” Beautifully written.

  53. Karie says:

    Please write more John Puller books. Really enjoyed the ones I read.

  54. Mary says:

    Thanks for taking time to list baldacci’s books in order.
    I have read all of his books but I frequently recommend him to less voracious readers and I always struggle to remember the order of each series.
    Have a blessed day!

  55. Margaret Lee says:

    I read “The Forgotten” and really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more of his books. I will now know what order to read them in. Thank you for taking the time to compile this list

  56. Dermot Keane says:

    Thanks a million. Just what I was looking for. Haven’t read even one of the books yet, but now I know where I’m going to start..!

  57. barb rankin says:

    In the last 5 years, since I retired, I’ve read 21 of his 27 books. I love them, and usually will devote a whole day to starting and finishing one because I just can’t lay them down. I wish he would do a new one on alzheimers and the scams that can be foisted on folks with this terrible affliction.

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