Although it is action-packed and suspenseful, "The Whole Truth" is marred by cliché-ridden dialogue and cartoonish villains who utter such lines as: "I didn't bring you here for a lecture. I brought you here to die." The story is convoluted and extremely violent, and the author repeatedly hammers home his heavy-handed message that unscrupulous individuals and even governments intentionally mislead us by disseminating false information. At best, "The Whole Truth" provides escapist entertainment for readers who are willing to overlook the book's one-dimensional characters, far-fetched plot, and pedestrian writing.
David Baldacci, born in 1960, is a writer of best-selling political thrillers. His first novel, Absolute Power, published in 1996, was on the best-seller list for several months and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. Baldacci was a practicing attorney in Washington when he wrote the book, which he worked on for two years. Baldacci was always interested in writing, and practiced writing short stories, character studies, and screenplays while still in law school. He says the secret of his success is that he works hard to tell a good story. At that he succeeds admirably. He has written other books that have also made the bestseller lists, such as Total Control (1997) and The Simple Truth (1998). His latest novel is entitled, True Blue. David Baldacci lives in Virginia.
Sun finally tells him that she is pregnant. He happily hugs her, and she confirms that she has never been with any man other than Jin, and he believes her. She says there is something she has to tell him that he is infertile. Jin believes it's a miracle. Together, they decide upon a name for their child, and agree they should tell the other survivors the good news. Sun says that Jack and Kate already know, and Sawyer probably does, too. Only then Jin understands the meaning of the name Sawyer gave him, and says that Bernard knows too. Jin then agrees to leave her alone in her garden, and while she tells him she loves him, in Korean, he intentionally replies to her in English, saying "I love you."