Good book with interesting topic. I like the character of John Puller, however I felt most of the other characters were a little flat. Lots of action, especially at the end.
Baldacci usually writes books along the line of politics and I don't usually like them, even though John Puller is in the army this is a story about civilians.
You might consider the story kind of far-fetched but yet it is well written and gets you hooked from the first mystery of 'did the aunt die of drowning in a small pool in her backyard or was she murdered?' and it just goes on from there and keeps you reading.
Everyone is entitled to a mistake now and then so I will try to overlook this one and go for another Baldacci book in the future. Take a hint from the title and let this book remain "the forgotten" David Baldacci novel.
I usually only write favorable reviews for the books I really enjoy; but, this one will be an exception. David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors but this book was done on a bad day when his editors were hung over or down with the flu. It is expected that John Puller, the man of steel, will face death and survive, but to do it over and over again in the company of an unlikely alliance with local police, a foreign agent, and a multi-lingual Bulgarian giant on a mission of revenge is too improbable. The first half was a good mystery and got me hooked. The second half read like a co-writer came up with three good endings and couldn't bear to throw any of them away and so strung them all together. I won't ask where you find tall trees growing in the midst of sand dunes by the beach or how you kill people by falling on them. You can't suspend belief in every chapter of a book and remain interested. Please Mr. Baldacci, get real.
David Baldacci does not disappoint. His new hero< John Puller, is totally believable. The plot of this book is interesting. Don't start this book in the evening because you'll be up all night.
Good book, easy reading. Keeps your attention!