The book was a turn pager but the hero is not to believable at times. When you don't looose a step after 3 bullet wounds a lot of the realism rubs off. I also asked why an unwounded women who grew up on water in Miami and rode paddle boards couldn't pilot a boat to the oil rig. I guess capable women don't equal a macho man.
This is only the second book in this series, but John puller has become one of my favorite characters. He is honest but flawed, and it a good investigator. The author gives you just enough clues about what is going on to allow you to enjoy the story, but never enough to figure it out or make the book predictable. True, the lead character escapes way to many ambushes and gun fights and always lives to tell the story, but hey, this is fiction. I like to just relax and let the story unfold.
I've read other reviewers who don't like the male, female readers in this series but I really like them. It adds an extra dimension to the book and the two readers have a good chemistry. In fact, I look forward to a book I know it is read by them. I can take or leave the sound effects, but I don't find them so annoying that it distracts from the book.
I hope he continues this series because I can't wait for another John Puller story.
Say something about yourself!
Outstanding Action Serial
John Puller - The type of person you can always count on. He knows how to work with all the rules, and how to use them most effectively for the greatest good for all.
John Puller followed closely by the General!
No extreme reaction except I kept looking for excuses to get into my car so I could listen to more of the story.
Baldacci is a most spectacular and accomplished writer. His work is perfection in audible books.
Kudos to David Baldacci, his books get better and better. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy make a great team. I have read all of Baldacci's books and they seem to get better with time.
I like the familiarity of having the same readers for each book within a series.
This is a good read... David Baldacci did a good job with this book. You could see where it was going but it was a very entertaining read.
Well if I told you, it would give the book away.
They did a good job bringing life to the characters.
Say something about yourself!
I was very surprised
they worked well together and made the characters come alive for me
no extreme reaction at all.
The premise of this book is a serious problem that has gotten nearly no widespread media coverage. Having it put in a novel of this quality will at least get those who follow Baldacci informed and perhaps that can make all of us more aware.
It was frightening to hear the thought that there was no problem getting more of this "product" as there would always be a glut of the poor.
Aside from that, this was a well written book with a plot that kept me wanting to continue reading.
The Story and plot lines
I'm starting to like the Female General
They played off each other, Orlagh used the same voice as the WV story, she should consider changing it a little
No, but as usual a great story line from Baldacci
The style, that makes baldacci unique - the attention to detail.
The second "hero", who is not american and not in the army.
They live among us but we barely notice.
Yes, I will listen to it again. Captivating.
John Puller, another great action hero.
Ron McLarty has a great voice.