In Paradise, nothing is what it seems....
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.
A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.
What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident… and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
©2012 David Baldacci (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I don't know if I would listen to the entire book again, but I certainly enjoyed it the first time
I liked the morality concerns, the surprises and the ending
I'm an avid listener who is always in search of another good listen. And I'm willing to share my thoughts with an occasional review.
When a book holds your interest by getting you to avoid attending to other pressing issues, you have to give credit to the writer. It's not a literary work for the ages. It's like attending a movie you found enjoyable.
No stupid sound effects, there should be a warning label. Why do you need a woman to do the women's voice. I would have preferred a woman reading the entire book rather than having a women's voice pop up out of nowhere. It's not a movie or even a radio show. It's one person reading a book out loud as best they can. Made it very hard to loose myself in the story.
This was an excellent read and follow-up to the first Puller book. If you like Baldacci, you'll really like this book.
It is a pleasure to see that at least this Tier 1 author continues to write his own novels rather than get others to do them under his name and just editing their basic work.
Unless you're a Baldacci fan, skip this one. The story is predictable, the characters right off the shelf of action stories. Not much original. Read a David Baldacci that I liked a long time ago. Tried him again and swore off. Then I made the mistake of looking at the four star rating while looking for a page turner. Very disappointed. Looking for action? Try Lee Child's stuff.
Turned me off from David Baldacci.
McLarty was good. The story had to rely on sound effects to enhance it. Didn't help, though.
It was just another of this fine author's novels that flow well with an intriguing result.
John Puller, the main character.
Yes and this one was comparable to the others.
narration always plays a big part.
pretty edgy...had a few unexpected surprises
I can't remember.
no extreme reaction...laughing or crying was not applicable to this book.
Always like a Baldacci read, oops - listen
Yes, the book has a great story line, not very predictable and keeps you entertained
Lee Child's Jack Reacher is very similar to this style, story and plot
yes, other David Baldacci books and they are really great together
yes, but that would have been impossible
Well structured and wonderfully performed. If u like a book that is exciting and a page turner this is for u
YesKept me intrigued
Puller of course, ended up getting other books in the series
All equally good
The action when the gang came to Puller's hotel to seek revenge
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