Baldacci again has a new hero, a new ethos and another, never boring cliff hanging, throat grabbing thriller. This one is focused on Shaw, a loner, a fixer and a violent man.
Baldacci wields a rapier when he writes. You are never sure who is going to get cut and you often lament those who do. Baldacci crafts a character that you love and then destroys it. This is sometimes a bit frustrating for those of us of Polyanna leaning who hope for a happy ending. With David Baldacci, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.
Shaw is a larger than life, more highly skilled individual in mayhem than any of us can ever hope to avoid. You would want this guy in your corner if the ball dropped.
The most frightening aspect of the story isn’t the messy mayhem but the premise of the story. It is entirely too believable. Greed and fanaticism run rampant and Baldacci has tapped into a plausible path for those twin evils to run amuck. Zealots of all stripes are terrifying. This book may make you think.
I highly recommend it.
Web Site: http://www.davidbaldacci.com/web/
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.