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The forgotten / David Baldacci.

By: Baldacci, David, 1960- [author.].
Series: Baldacci, David, John Puller: book 2.Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2012Description: 424 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780230749283 .Subject(s): United States. Army Criminal Investigation Command -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Puller, John (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Army Special Agent John 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.
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Murder in Paradise. What, or who, is silencing the residents? Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered. On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realises that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light. And when Puller learns the truth about what is happening in this once sleepy town, he knows that his discoveries will impact far wider than Paradise.

"Featuring Special Agent John Puller"--Cover.

Army Special Agent John 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.

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This second title in the series featuring military investigator Army Special Agent John Puller is a fast-moving thriller. The action starts immediately after the first installment, Zero Day. Puller is on vacation and mentally recovering when a letter from his worried aunt leads him to visit her in Paradise, FL. He arrives to find the woman dead from what the local police rule was an accident. Simultaneously, a mysterious man is in town with murder on his mind. Do their paths cross? Is something rotten in Paradise? The majority of the narration is performed by Ron McLarty, with Orlagh Cassidy handling the female characters. This uneven distribution of the readers' voices is slightly disruptive at first, but overall both performers are strong and appropriate. There are many similarities here to Lee Child's Jack Reacher, e.g., the lead character's physicality and military background and the stranger in a new situation. VERDICT Recommended for fans of Baldacci and of military thrillers. Reacher fans may also get hooked. [The Grand Central hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-J. Sara Paulk, Wythe-Grayson Regional Lib., Independence, VA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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