No Man's Land
Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army's most tenacious investigator, is back in this action-packed thriller from worldwide #1 bestselling author David Baldacci.NO MAN'S LAND
Two men. Thirty years.
John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. B...more
This book feels dated....more
Worse than that, it's been done so many times and by other writers of the Thriller/Crime genre.
Furthermore, the story was contrived.
No matter how much we go on about the six degrees of separation: to have all the players of a story conveniently placed (for the first time in 30 years) within mere miles from each other was unbelievable and reeked of writer manipulation.
Mr. Baldacci has written some of my favorite books (Saving Faith; Absolute Power) but No Man's Land is me
I had always though that the smaller the chapters, and the greater the chapter numbers, the more addictive I'll find the book. But, in this case, The fair-length chapters are readable because of the content, not the format.
The story is one of good vs evil. ...more
And oh, what a relief it is! This is the fourth in the John Puller series, and I've been looking forward to reading it ever since I lea ...more
At the heart of this story is a tragedy that has clawed at John Puller heart for more than three decades.
As a boy, Puller’s mother went missing. The ensuing investigations and searches into her disappearance went nowhere, and she was never heard from again. Now, for the first time in thirty years, new evidence has surfaced.
Puller’s father, John Sr., who is now fighting dementia in a VA hospital, had always to ...more
I always love when a story deals with old cases, a ...more
The story opens with introducing the reader to Paul Rogers who is in prison. He has been there for ten years for killing someone. But now Rogers is being paroled. He has plans now that he is free a ...more
and I am so disappointed. This book was so so stupid, in my opinion. I just kept wanting it to end. My favorite person was Paul and I am not happy that I found Puller so unlikable in this book. As it is a series and not a one off I want the main character to be my ...more
I love this book. It has Wolverine (or the closest equivalent we are going to have given IPR etc.) in this book and he is out for revenge on the guys who made him a weapon. Sounds familiar? Yup, it is the plot of every other Wolverine movie out there. What makes this enjoyable is this storyline mixing with John Puller's quest to find his missing mother of 30 years.
Grand conspiracies abound. We have returning characters. Evil geniuses smirk th ...more
Regardless, Baldacci always delivers an engrossing story. ...more
This is the 4th in the John Puller series and our hero with the Army's CID (Criminal Investigation Division) again goes of the reservation in an investigation he's been ordered "off of" ...more
SERIES: John Puller (Army CID/Investigation) - #4
AUTHOR: #4David Baldacci
RELEASED: New release, (November or December...I'll add this later), 2016
KEYWORDS/GENRE: Mystery, fiction, new fiction, thriller, military, investigation, murder, Army, government, male lead/main character, unsolved crime(s), Army CID, federal law, law enforcement.
MY GOODREADS RATING (0-5 star scale): 4.5 "Fighting John Puller" stars.
MY THOUGHTS (purely an expression of my OPINIONS):
Truly excellent stor ...more
John’s back in CID and continues to be held in high esteem as a military investigator, but he’s again caught up in a case that’s personal… and one that’s not officially his.
There’s a concurrent plot running through this novel and it centres around the release of a ...more
John Puller Sr. (Dad) was a 3-star Army general, now in VA care center with Dementia (memory disease). Was expected of murder when she disappeared? Or did she run away?
Veronica Knox of NSA (National Security Agency) helps Puller solve the case. Maj. Bobby Puller (brother - Air Force) ...more
This time Puller is on another personal case, he has received a letter saying that his father (who has dementia that has progressively gotten worse since the last book) has something to do with the mysterious disappearance of Puller's mother 30 years ago. The authorizes have ordered Puller to stay away from the case but he refuses, and tries to put the pieces together about his past and discover the truth. ...more
The characters are so very well developed; I could see them in my mind's eye. Great job developing multi- dimensional characters with authentic dialogue!
The structure is interesting, fluctuating between two story lines which converge in this terrifying techno-thriller! I am not a sci-fi fan, and the plot does edge into the far out, but, honestly, I am afraid that we are delusional if we DON'T consid ...more