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Saving Paulo

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In downtown Chicago, Charlie Long sees two men shoot a man who is sheltering a little boy. Charlie snatches the boy and runs. The strangely silent boy is the pawn in a deadly game spanning continents.
Hardcover, 385 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Five Star (ME)
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Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
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I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down...literally. Walker's writing is strong and intense. His story was filled with suspense but not over dramatic. Revolving around a highly flawed main character and set in Chicago, among other locales, this book is a stand-alone thriller, but it has spurred me on to read all of the other book Walker has written, series or not. The relationship between the boy and the main character is highly believable. It never gets too sappy or mushy. And the ending is s ...more
Oct 03, 2008 rated it liked it
This is an exciting book filled with kidnapping, jungle fighting, drug dealing in South American countries, seedy little bars in stateside Chicago & one down & out guy who gets caught in the middle of all of these "adventures". Charlie Long is a likeable guy who ends up growing up & re-evaluating his life after all the wild turns that he gets involved in unknowingly.
Carl Brookins
Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
David Walker is an experienced author who knows how to tell a fine story well. This is an excellent example, filled with reluctance, tension, twists and turns. Good characters and incisive dialogue will keep you reading.
Sep 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great book but wish he had spent more time fleshing out the ending. It seemed too abrupt and not detailed enough.
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DAVID J. WALKER has written twelve published mystery/suspense novels, and one novella. His most recent book is Company Orders, a 2012 release. This is a stand-alone thriller in which the hero is--of all things--a priest.

David is the author of two private eye series, the "Mal Foley" series, and the “Wild Onion, Ltd.” series. The Wild Onion books feature a wife/husband private eye team,
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