The Forgotten (John Puller #2)
Humans for profit some think this is a lucrative business and great way to make money. Bondage, slavery and child prostitution all ways that some make a lot of money so what if it is at the cost of human lives and dignity while selling those enslaved to the highest bidder. Twenty-five people of mixed ages and races took a journey or voyage that would not lead them to a tropical island but would end in destruction, death and fear. As the ship is moored or docked these...more
I really enjoyed the first fifty pages of all of Baldacci books that I have read. He is the master of beginning and Gillian Flynn is the master of end, if I may s...more
Summary: It is about a guy named John Puller. He goes to visit his dad at the VA hospital. His dad got a letter from Johns aunt Betsy. Johns dad was a former comander of the Army and Puller is an Army Investigator. Hid dad wants Puller to read the letter from his Aunt. It says that there are mysterious happenings at night and there are people not being what they seemed. The letter was written to Puller. His dad wants him to go to Paradise, where she live...more
CONS: If I wanted to read a Jack Reacher novel, I'd have reached for Lee Child. This is not the typical political-thriller Baldacci plot I'm used to. Usually I can "dive headfirst" into a Baldacci book, but I found I wasn't interested in the book till about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through. There were also some typos, for example:
page 100--change '" to "
page 224--Change "Ofcourse" (no spaces) to "Of course"...more
I have read a few of the author’s previous books and it appears this book may be part of a series unrelated to Baldacci’s Camel Club books. Further investigation on my part is...more
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, 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
Jack Reacher, John Barron, John Puller---the superheros of middle-aged men. Where would the world be without them? In this one Puller, the best CID investigator in the U.S. Army is sent, by his heroic but dementia addled father, to check on John's elderly aunt living alone in Florida. After discovering that his aunt has died, he suspects foul play and begins an off-the-record investigation which turns up plutocratic treachery on a grand scale and a suspicion of possible government i...more
Baldacci has his signature when it comes to his stories and that was the reason I thought I would nail it before the end of the book.
To my disappointment and excitement, he surprised me, as usual.
The Forgotten drags all the way to near the end of the story but the dragging is the kind that makes you want to go on until you find a thread to give you a cl...more
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 un...more
The Forgotten is the second book in Baldacci’s John Puller series (the first book was 2011's Zero Day). A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. This time, though, the crime is personal, as his aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. Just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him tha...more
John Puller is a Special Agent with the US Army - he's the guy they sent out to investigate crimes against the nation. But this time it's personal. A cryptic letter from his aunt sends Puller to Paradise, Florida to check on her welfare. But when he arrives, she's dead. The death is ruled...more
"People are not what they seem, strange happenings at night.” If you are in the mood for “strange happenings” and a thrilling page-turner that leaves you feeling like you just completed a marathon in record time, I encourage you to embark on the adventure that is The Forgotten by David Baldacci. The author masterfully creates a whirlwind of swirling plot and suspense, upheld until the last word releases a pungent taste in your mind. In modern day...more
While the characters and subject matter may seem, at first glance, larger than life – I find that this story could absolutely happen. It is set on the Emerald Coast – the Gulf beaches of Florida and Alabama. We know that there is a huge problem with labor trafficking in that area now. There is no reason to think that this plot is far-fetched....more
In this story, Puller is supposedly on R&R from his investigative position with the military, goes to visit his father at the VA hospital, and learns a letter has been received from Puller's aunt (his father's sister) in Par...more
The Forgotten tells the tales of those who were kidnapped from countries around the world and brought the the U.S. and sold into slavery; some as drug mules, some as prostitutes, some as general laborers for the wealthy and some, the children, to travel with terrorists so that they would not be scrutinized when entering the U.S.
Four people from situations and counties scattered across the planet come together to fight this sla...more
The police have ruled it accidental death (she was found drowned in her back yard fountain), but Puller has his suspicions, especially when two friends of hers also t...more
“Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to him 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 have well been murdered.
On the surface, the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realizes that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell that Paradise. His belief is confirmed as eviden...more
It Definitely made me think of Jack Reacher in the Lee Child's thrillers.
Meet Army Special Agent, John Puller. Working for the US Army in CID, Criminal Investigation Division. Having some time off, after his last "adventure", John Puller finds himself checking on his aging father's sister, who lives i...more