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Deliver Us From Evil (A. Shaw #2)

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Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything… and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe.

On Waller’s trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal.
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Hardcover, 406 pages
Published April 20th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing
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Crystal
I am disappointed with Baldacci. The reason I enjoyed his books in the past was that he weaves a great story without the typical sex, language, violence, etc. I knew this book would be darker from his others from the title, but Baldacci included sex and gratuitous violence that added nothing to the story. I would only recommend this book to die-hard Baldacci fans but skip chapters 1, 2 & 37!!!! These chapters are so far past the line of decency that you can no longer see the line. Chapters ...more
Amy
One word: awful. I don't know what's wrong with Baldacci, but this is the second of his last two books that have been truly bad. I always admired Baldacci for knowing how to expertly walk the line between having a compelling, suspenseful story, and having lots of graphic violence. With this novel he has crossed the line into gratuitous violence without a real purpose, and that really adds nothing to the story. The guy was a bad guy, a serious torturer, we get it...move on! Unnecessary. And the e ...more
Gina
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci.

I am really surprised at the 4-star rating for this book by other readers. They must have gotten something from DUFE that I completely missed.

What didn't I like? The characters for the most part. Overall they seemed whiny and unlikeable and I'm talking the "good guys" not the monster, Evan Waller. He at least was true to his character.

Katie James, reporter: A renowned journalist in her 40's and single. Let's not forget single because "we all know" that su
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Andy
Back to form for Baldacci after True Blue. I thoroughly enjoyed this follow up to The Whole Truth and hearing more about Shaw's exploits. Jack Reacher he may not be, but nevertheless Shaw is a pretty decent hero. The book fairly rollicked along and I could barely put it down.

Some of the reviews have mentioned gratuitous violence... I have to be honest this was fairly infrequent and mostly necessary, not gratuitous. Fedir Kuchin was one of the most evil people on the planet and capable of horrend
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Kristi
Ok, so I didn't enjoy this book as much as other Baldacci books. I knew it would be darker - it is called "Deliver Us From Evil" and is about an x-KGB guy who killed and tortured 100,000's of people during the cold war, and then escaped before he was captured, and became a business man dealing in human trafficking. I still read it because I was excited for the return of Shaw from The Whole Truth.
I still enjoyed Shaw as the main character, and most of the story was typical Baldacci - exciting an
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Jessie
Wow, I really didn't like this Baldacci book. I was so disapointed in it. Repeat, repeat and repeat. I was so sick of the repeats that I almost didn't make it through. I didn't like the violence-- too descriptive and really not necessary. I guess that I didn't like what the whole book was about-- Catching and killing war criminals without a jury. Doesn't that make us just as bad as the people they are catching. Yes, he brought that out, but not enough. I guess I just didn't like this book. ** st ...more
Sarah
As an audio book, it's difficult to skip sections; and that was a problem in this book because of the graphic violence. Not a pleasant book to keep me company on the rush hour drive. I enjoyed the Reggie / Shaw relationship, but at the end I thought Reggie lost her edge and was not as strong a heroine or leader as she started out to be. Evan Waller was a good and convincing villain. Other characters like Witt rang true; the others like Professor Mallory and Allen Rice seemed more formulaic than ...more
Maria
Apesar de saber que A Conspiração do Silêncio era o n.º 2 de uma série, e não tendo eu lido ainda o primeiro apesar de o ter em casa, não resisti à sinopse e peguei nele. Em boa hora o fiz porque fiquei completamente rendida ao Baldacci género thriller. Já tinha lido um livro do autor, mas na categoria de romance e, apesar de ter gostado, acho que é no thriller que Baldacci se destaca.

Opinião completa: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...
Lisa
I'm sad, because I'm a huge Baldacci fan, but this book was awful. It was very violent, so much so I skipped entire chapters and I really couldn't get into the characters. I read the end and found myself thinking "what? just happened?" I will definitely read the next Baldacci, because I've never been let down like this before, but this one just wasn't a winner. The Winner - now there's a great Baldacci novel.
T. Edmund
He was an experienced military man trained to capture and extract dangerous arms dealers to hand them over to the world court.


She was a stone-cold killer, dedicated to hunting down ex-Nazis and giving them the death they deserved.


Is there really much more you need to know?


*Let me warn you. This review may become more about me expressing my angst then actually providing a fair and thorough discussion*


The absurdity of this novel was apparent from the get go, and for the first time my philosoph
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JBradford
This is a sequel to The Whole Truth, which really does not have to be read first but it probably would help. Shaw, still working for an unidentified US government agency under the control of Frank (who has a scar across the top of his bald head where Shaw once shot him, perhaps in some book I have not yet found) has a new assignment: to capture a despotic Canadian who is planning to provide some Muslim terrorists with some heavily enhanced uranium smuggled out of the collapsed Russian empire, so ...more
John
Wow! I have always been a Baldacci fan, but this book really pushed the envelope for me in a couple of ways. First and foremost, this book has moments of descriptive terror, which I for one was not prepared for. Second, as a devoted fan, I am unaccustomed to the author leaving loose ends and/or unresolved issues...he did both in this book.

Despite my comments above, I very much enjoyed this read. The book is a typical Baldacci format where the good guys are up against the bad guys. However, I gue
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Alex
I always enjoy David Baldacci novels and although this one was fairly typical it was still a pleasure to read. You always know what you're going to get and DB's characters are always interesting and well developed although I did find that Whit went from amusing to annoying very quickly. I really liked Reggie as a character with a very unusual past which I felt could have been developed further.

One complaint I do have and this isn't the first time - whoever writes the blurb on the back should re
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J.W. Cunningham
Sitting here after just finishing this book I am not sure how I feel about this novel. As with other attempts by Baldacci there are things that I really enjoyed with this work, and then there were things that left me highly uncomfortable.

One aspect of reading Baldacci that I always enjoy is the way in which he carefully crafts his characters and the various settings for the book. I will be honest that I have never taken the time to research the locales that are used as settings, but either Bald
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Raquel
I don't know why the commotion of having some sexual topics, mild strong language, and very explicit violence scene is. I mean, the very first few chapters didn't aroused any feelings other than intrigue and it was clear as water that it wasn't erotica. Yes, one chapter in particular does have a strong and painful torture, but I guess that just enhances Evan's evilness. Personally, I think this book challenges the reader to think what is evil and why evil breeds in some of us. Not a lot of books ...more
Suspense Magazine
Fast-paced, a familiar term to readers of mystery and suspense is often heralded as a key ingredient to success in this genre. Readers know that the flow is going to move forward at a pretty good clip and we can honestly expect little downtime and minimal fluff within the pages. “Deliver Us from Evil”, David Baldacci’s latest edition to the Shaw series doesn’t quite fit into that classification. When in reality, “Deliver Us from Evil” moves at hyper-speed.

A combination of intrigue—through circli
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Steve
What happens when two clandestine agencies decide to target the same socio-pathic monster at the same time? David Baldacci's thriller is the result.

This 2010 release takes you on a roller coaster ride from South America to England to France to Canada. Baldacci puts you on a collision course with Ukrainian mad man Evan Waller, international businessman, pimp and human butcher. Our villain, Waller, a/k/a Fedir Kuchin, has perfected enhanced interrogation techniques to the point where waterboarding
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Corey Tardif
Once again David Baldacci brings back Shaw in the sequel to The Whole Truth, in this book Shaw teams up with a small band of agents to go against Evan Waller. I considered this book to be more violent and darker than his other books, but it was still a good read I thought. I also liked the new allies that are introduced in it, the villain was well developed but his background is quite disturbing, I found him quite menacing and sadistic. Like I said this book was more graphic than Baldacci's othe ...more
Neil
Oct 14, 2014 Neil rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Neil by: Freddy Figueroa
This was a weird book. I am not sure if I liked it or not. It was a relatively fast read - it was over sooner than I expected. I ordinarily would probably not have chosen this book to read, but a co-worker asked to borrow a book from me after I had finished reading it and he gave [loaned] me his copy of this book to read. Some of it was very disturbing - I do not fully understand why authors feel the need to attempt to outdo each other in terms of graphic descriptions of people being tortured an ...more
Josh
This is the second book in the Shaw series, and currently the last one that was written by Baldacci. I snagged this up because I loved the characters so much, that I wanted to continue learning about them. I was a little let down by this one.

There was a whole new range of characters in this book which were really badass at first. However the problem I had with them started developing in the middle of the book. It just becomes super apparent that these spies are really just really lucky vigilant
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Nancy Steinle gummel
Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci is a fast paced action thriller. It's full of assorted characters that are well drawn out. The tension is nail biting seeing all three sides are in play. Shaw is a covert operator for the US. He's sent on a mission to assassinate Evan Waller, a mysteriously sinister man from Canada. They discover Waller is set to sell Arab terrorist the nuclear components to make a nuclear bomb. The mission is to stop him before the sale. Meanwhile in Great Britian there is ...more
Carol
I read the German edition "Doppelspiel"

Zwei geheime Organisationen sind hinter ein und demselben Mann her: Einem ehemaligen Kriegsverbrecher, Massenmörder und Folterknecht aus der Urkraine, der sich in Kanada ein finanzielles Imperium aufgebaut hat. Dieser Mann namens Evan Waller will die Welt erneut ins Chaos stürzen, indem er hoch angereichertes Uran an Terroristen verkauft. Das ist der Grund, warum die eine Organisation ihn verfolgt. Die andere will ihn wegen seiner Verbrechen in der ehemalig
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Raquel
Apesar de já me terem referido este autor algumas vezes, apenas agora iniciei a leitura da saga do agente Shaw, um agente especial de uma qualquer agencia americana que nunca fica devidamente identificada e que mais uma vez nos mostra como no mundo do Big Brother nada é feito sem o aval americano. A premissa do livro é interessante, por um lado um grupo organizado que persegue antigos nazis e monstros da antiga união soviética, por outro a organização americana que persegue um rico homem de negó ...more
Erika
I requested this from the library because I love the author and intentionally didn't read the jacket. I was pleasantly surprised to find the return of Shaw! I didn't remember much of his first book, but it was fun to get to know the character again. Well written and interesting. Can't wait for the next one.
Linda
CHAPTER 37 - AVOID
I've always enjoyed David Baldacci's books since Absolute Power. Pickup this as an audiobook to listen to and from work. BAD choice. I see no reason for the gratuitous violence/torture in chapter 37. I was driving to a breakfast meeting and was shocked! This chapter didn't move the story forward at that point and I skipped to chapter 38 and listened to 39 but lost all interest because I didn't want to run across another 37. Don't care how it ended, won't care to ever read anoth
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Carmen
Evil it was. Over the top for me. I felt I had to immediately listen to my Jimmy Buffett tunes or watch Mary Poppins to displace the gruesomeness of this story. Hope the next book is Sean and Michelle or Oliver Stone!

Ed
Nov 14, 2014 Ed rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Spy thrillers and Baldacci fans.
I am not a Baldacci fan but did enjoy some of his early efforts like "Absolute Power" plus a couple of the Camel Club novels. I have mixed feelings about this book. It has a number of interesting twists and a totally evil villain who I loved to hate. On the other hand, the characters are somewhat stereotyped and there are just too many coincidences to keep the plot realistic.

Shaw, the main protagonist, is a covert operator for a mysterious black ops agency that specializes in capturing and/or a
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Anne Fallon
I never knew much about Stalin starving the Ukranian people and the horiffic KGB prople who followed in his footsteps. This book gives the history of these events but also follows 2 groups of vigilantes (one ENglish, one US) who seek out monsters and erradicate them unknown to each other. Evan Waller is a bizzare character capable of such cruelty one can only imagine. He has great resources and wealth ill gotten from slave trade and other such businesses. It a fast read, has some twists and turn ...more
Marilyn
When two operatives from two different organizations seek the same man, things can become a bit confusing. Reggie and Shaw are both, secretively, trying to get Waller; Reggie to kill him for his atrocious war crimes; Shaw to take him in when Waller shows signs of wanting to blow the whole world up. As Shaw and Reggie dance around each other with suspicion – wondering who the other is - Waller watches with growing curiosity, cunning awareness and final rage. If Shaw & Reggie get out of this a ...more
Huma
Another solid novel by David Baldacci. I did felt that it was a bit long and could have been edited better. But I loved reading all the detailed descriptions, even though it went a bit too gory for me at times.

Spoiler Ahead. Consider yourself warned!!

From what I have heard, Baldacci does not have any immediate plans to take this story forward. Even if he wanted to, there is no clear direction for the franchise to go. Does he make the future book only about Shaw? But then how unique would Shaw
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“This surprised him, her turning down his invitation to dine with him, and his face showed it. "Katie."
She rose. Their gazes locked for an extended moment. "Good luck, Shaw."
She hesitated for another second, long enough for him to say something to keep her there. Yet he remained quiet.
She turned and left.
Shaw sat there for several beats, a massive struggle going on inside his mind. Finally, he threw some euros on the table, hustled from the restaurant, and looked up and down the crowded street.
But Katie was already gone.”
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“He rose, placed another small log on the fire, sat back down in his armchair, and opened his book.
"What are you reading?" Reggie asked.
"On a wild night like this? Agatha Christie, of course. I still feel compelled to see if Hercule Poirot's 'little gray cells' will do their job one more time. It seems to often inspire my own brain, however inferior it might be to the diminutive Belgian's.”
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