The third title in the John Puller series to follow Zero Day and The Forgotten. Military CID investigator, John Puller, has returned from his latest case in Florida to learn that his brother, Bobby, on death row at Leavenworth Military Prison for national security crimes, has escaped.
Preliminary investigations show that he may have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and in disguise, and he's the military's number-one target. John Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first, loyalty to his country or to his brother? Bobby has state secrets that certain people will literally kill for. But blood is thicker than water, and the brothers are close although even John does not know for sure what Bobby really did for the government, nor if he's even guilty of his crimes. It becomes swiftly apparent, however, that Bobby's role was powerful and far-reaching. With the help of John's long-time friend and colleague, General Julie Carson, both brothers move closer to the truth from their opposing directions. And this case puts John Puller in a place he thought he'd never be, on the other side of the law, where even his skills as an investigator, and his strength as a fighter, might not be enough to save him. And his brother.
©2014 David Baldacci (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Previous books were a big story on a small stage, this one had the world at the brink and everyone running around taking orders from a super hero Warrant Officer, too much of a stretch. Puller is a good character and Baldacci can spin a tale but I preferred it when the story was bigger than the stakes.
Loved it again. Loved the Robert Puller and Veronica Knox characters.
"Gets better with each book"
Not a genre I ever thought I would enjoy American military but his heroes are well written and extremely likeable. Good plots several twists and turns and inevitable red herrings. Can't wait have the next one ready to start.
Excellent story and the best of the Puller series. Well structured story and excellent ending.
A must listen for crime thrillers.
" Exceptional! "
Another thrilling struggle between good and evil with Baldacci's hero John Puller saving the day!
"Loved it- nail biting clever read"
This is a great book perfect for listening to on my way to and from work. Tense, great story with lots of twists and excitement. I just love John puller, what a character.
When the brothers met again
When his father recognised him
Just get this book you will not regret it I promise you'll love it.
"Male narrator difficult listening."
Enjoyed this but was overall seriously marred by male narrator's voice, it almost sounded as though he was drunk! particularly as the female was crystal clear.
If the same narrator pops up elsewhere it is unlikely I would purchase the book.
"Narration Not Great"
My first David Baldacci on Audible, didn't enjoy the narration. This may sound a little strange, but Ron McLarty sounds too much like he is reading the book, is a bit stilted and his characterisation is not great. Sound effects are also not necessary and are a bit rubbish.
Have always enjoyed reading David Baldacci, so no problems with the story
Haven't listened to any previous performances from these narrators, but have listened to a number of other books by different narrators/ authors and the performance (in my opinion) isn't as good.
Very well written and well structured, needless to say that I am more than happy to be looking forward to the next book.
Very original storyline intricate well thought out with a few surprises
My only criticism is that the narrator sometimes seems to be shouting or at least has a very loud Voice
The two readers male and female worked well but personally I didn't like the associated music and sound effects in some parts
Top marks for the plot
The two narrators here really make the story come alive, and the occasional sound effects make it akin to a Radio Broadcast Drama.. Brilliant.
Great story with excellent narration, can't wait for the next installment. One of the best books I have listened to.
"Thrilling with great twists and turns"
This book has it all, a great story with real characters and enough twists and turns to make you sea sick.
One of the things I really like about David Balldaci's books is the plot is always different there is no 'it's a Camel Club book, so it must be about.... Or it's. John Puller book so the theme must be about x y or z. This is a fresh,exciting book and stands alone in the series.
It has to be when the Puller's get to the cottage, and find who the other 'baddie' is!
And round the next corner is......
A book that leaves me wanting more of John Puller.
"Love the occasional sound effects"
Yes, because the narration and sound effects and occasional music overlay makes this an enjoyable listen.
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John Puller for obvious reasons to those who have read the previous two books.
Father and sons meeting was so emotional.
I would certainly listen to any further books based on this character.
"Best Puller book yet"
if you like the Puller books you will love this one. lots of things fall into place.
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