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Book Review: The Escape, David Baldacci

The premise of this book is that the brilliant Robert Puller has been convicted of treason against the USA and is being held in a maximum security military prison. His brother, the gifted investigator John Puller, still believes in him, even when he escapes during a storm. John Puller works with the intrepid Veronica Knox to investigate the escape and to clear his brother’s name. They focus on the witnesses who gave testimony against Robert Puller. If he is innocent, they can’t be, so the investigators have to uncover the truth behind their lies.

This book made a good holiday read – if you have the impression that recent Baldacci books are a bit lightweight, this one won’t change your mind, but it is quite entertaining.
Three Stars

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Book Review: The Target, David Baldacci

The Target by David BaldacciThis is the first book by David Baldacci that I’ve read in a while. I enjoyed the early books in his King and Maxwell series, but thought they tailed off by the end. This book features CIA agents Will Robie and Jessica Reel, who have a tainted past with the agency, but are still at the top of their game. The real star of the book is a North Korean agent, Cha Chung, who has unmatched combat skills and an unshakeable character in the face of adversity.

This is a decent read and I may track down the earlier books in the Robie series, particularly The Hit which comes before this one.
Three and a half stars

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