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Deliver Us From Evil (A. Shaw #2)

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Evan Waller has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything - or 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. But Shaw, a mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, is on Waller's trail.
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published April 20th 2010)
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May 27, 2015 Crystal rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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
May 22, 2016 Xana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A escrita de Baldacci é fluída e simples.
Este foi outro livro dele que me manteve sempre interessada, apesar de ser um livro grande não cansou.
Conta histórias brutais, de forma crua, que me deixou arrepiada por vezes.
Adorei Reggie, é uma personagem forte e de convicções. E Shaw, apesar de abrutalhado, também me conquistou.
Muito bom!!
Jun 28, 2014 Gina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 05, 2010 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mike (the Paladin)
David Baldacci has written lots of books. Some of them I like, some of them I'm okay with, some of them I don't like (at all). This one falls in the "okay" area.

The first A. Shaw book I liked much better. There is also a sort of irony here as I just read another thriller that went down the same somewhat overused road. In the first book A's (yes A is his name not an initial) "love of his life" was killed and he went deeply into depression. However he did still manage to function...

Well to be fai
Sep 21, 2010 Kristi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 10, 2010 Andy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, fiction, thriller
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
May 01, 2012 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
fast unpredictable another stand out from one of our favorite Writers.
pleased to see Katie made it so there is potential for them getting back together
its going to be interesting to see which way David Baldacci will go if there will be a sequel
it goes into my favs this one not sure which one to start next i have three more waiting to read
"The Winner" "last man Standing" And The Finisher all on the kindle any suggestions which one to read next?
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
Feb 21, 2012 Jessie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 14, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, audio-cd
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
May 27, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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.

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Sep 14, 2010 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lea Ann
Jul 26, 2016 Lea Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Someone left this at my house. I never say no to free books but maybe I should start. I've heard that Baldacci is a good writer. He sure does sell a lot of books, but for the life of me, after reading this one, I can't at all figure out why. Perhaps his earlier books are better. This one had the feel of a real mass-produced churn factory.

Let's start with the premise. A. Shaw, a secret agent who works for an unnamed US agency, I think, decides to take down Evan Waller, a Canadian who leads a sex-
Terri Lynn
This is a good one by David Baldacci with two separate unofficial groups going after a former KGB butcher who has been living under an assumed name in Canada running a slave trade business he covers up with legit businesses. The two groups run afoul of each other when the former Butcher of Kiev (whose own staff wants to do him in) takes a vacation to France to stay in an expensive villa. Regina (Reggie) and Shaw (who is on an annoying guilt trip after lover Anna was killed in a previous book and ...more
May 16, 2016 Olga rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got through almost three-quarters of the book and it was Ok till then, but at that point I realized that I would not be able to finish it. It became really boring. I wish author wrapped it up right about where I left off. The book is very slow-paced, lacking sense of humor, predictable, with very little character development, with characters that are more like cardboard cut-outs than real people, and the premise that is hard to buy in. It also felt outdated for some reason. It is not a very go ...more
Thomas 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
Feb 10, 2013 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 30, 2011 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Jul 26, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 25, 2014 Linda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle Bacon
This is my first experience with Baldacci and although he keeps the story going and brings that edge-of-your-seat action to life, the descriptions are a bit overwhelming. Especially when it comes to the blood and gore in this particular book.
Shaw is after a Stalin-like madman who has killed and tortured hundreds of innocent lives and he isn't showing signs of stopping. Shaw crosses paths with another group of people who are after Kuchin for different matters but still want the same man dead. Th
It had decent action and some good character development, but was not a satisfying story. No happy ending, no lessons learned... just broken, unhappy people remaining broken and unhappy.
Jul 31, 2010 Leo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cia
I notice that this story contains scenes of torture and violence. The focus of the story is the battle between good and evil. Black OPS are set to take out a Canadian businessman who is really a Ukranian that while working with the KGB killed thousands. There is another operation in play to take out the same man and they collide with the Black OP. Their operation fails, the man escapes, and now he wants to hunt his killers.
The story is well constructed. The main protagonis shows strong
cold chara
Selket Nicole
May 27, 2016 Selket Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
david baldacci used to be a favorite of mine. i thought his books were so well-crafted, the villains delightfully quirky and evil, the heroes flawed but someone you could cheer for, and i always loved that the books revealed some little-known part of the dc area. i don't know if he has changed, or if my tastes have changed, but the last few that i've read have been misses with me. i found this one absolutely tedious. i'm sorry to say it, but i think, unless mr. baldacci revisits "the camel club" ...more
Aug 18, 2016 Jerry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good story ruined by illicit sex and excessive profanity.
Shirley Yant
May 23, 2016 Shirley Yant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Baldacci is one of the better writers.
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David Baldacci writes because he can't imagine not writing. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into ...more
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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.”
“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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