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Deliver Us From Evil

(A. Shaw #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  26,187 ratings  ·  1,406 reviews
Locked in a battle of nerve and wits, a mysterious intelligence operative and a vigilante agent race against time to take down a greedy businessman bent on destroying millions of lives in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

Evan Waller is a monster...

He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of ne
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Published April 20th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing
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Oct 01, 2010 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 1 & ...more
Jun 28, 2014 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
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
5 stars.

Some things do seem far fetched. However, I feel that the reason for those things that are far fetched is because of grief. I think grief journey is different for everyone and that applies with Shaw. With his grief journey, he has a lot of guilt. Reggie is also dealing with grief journey and hers is horrific(her past is explain at the end). Guilt can make the grief journey even harder. There is no time expiration with grief. Again, everyone reacts differently with grief.

Yes, this book ha
kartik narayanan
Another underwhelming book by Baldacci. This series has been shit and none of Baldacci's trademarks are evident. The plot is moronic and the characters behave as though they were in a YA novel with their whingeing and relationship angst.

WTF did I read. Stay away from the Shaw series.
Apr 24, 2010 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
Dec 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 23, 2012 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
Special Agent Shaw is in Provence hoping to arrest organised gang leader, Kurchin, who is reportedly trying to sell nuclear materials to Islamic fundamentalists. Reggie and her crew are also in Provence, seeking to kill a Ukrainian Soviet-era war criminal... Kurchin! Two sets of people after the same man, but for different crimes... and the man himself... pure evil, but extremely rich, professional and powerful. Another typical pulp fiction thriller roller coaster by Baldacci. 5 out of 12.
Sep 13, 2010 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
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shaw is a dangerous man to know, but he meets some intriguing characters and some real monsters.
Barnabas Piper
Aug 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Baldacci books are never works of art, but this one was more like spilled paint.
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?
Laurie Buchanan
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't think of a better author to take along on a road trip than David Baldacci. Listening to the harrowing nip-and-tuck twists-and-turns in the audiobook version of DELIVER US FROM EVIL kept us on the edge of our seats. Very much so! Be forewarned... you may be so absorbed in the storyline that you'll miss your turnoff. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2018 - Five star read until about 70%... then it goes downhill. Still a decent read. Probably won’t read it again though

2015 - Good read
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good story ruined by illicit sex and excessive profanity.
Randell Green
My first Baldacci. Entertaining, felt like James Bond or Jason Bourne. Looking forward to picking up more from Baldacci.
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great suspense til the last bit. The ending was somewhat disappointing.
Sep 14, 2010 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. ...more
Lea Ann
Jul 16, 2016 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-
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
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 08, 2013 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
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story with unfortunately a less than steller ending. Nevertheless, 8 of 10 stars
Not one of Baldacci's best stories. I listened to the audiobook so my rating calculation is:
1.5 stars to Baldacci plus 1.5 stars for Ron McLarty's fine performance.
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nls-audio
This book will practically cause you to stop any other incidental thing you’re doing as you start it and draw your focus to it completely. The beginning is creepy. A young woman is about to murder her employer; he’s already over 90, but she’s not content to let time do its work. You quickly learn that there are reasons she wants him dead, and they are both highly emotional and personal.

She is Regina Campion, and she works for a secretive vigilante group in England. Its purpose is to obliterate e
Elaine Nickolan
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book, but then I do not believe I have ever read a bad book by David Baldacci. The action starts in the opening pages and the author keeps the readers interest with this finely woven plot. Two side, unknown to each other, with a common purpose-take down the bad guy. As both sides try to come up with the perfect plan-wrenches are thrown into the plot. Will each side clash? Will one succeed? What happens when the hunted becomes the hunter? Excellent story and an enjoyable read that I feel ma ...more
Sally Lindsay-briggs
I read the reviews before the book and found that they weren't favorable. I too found that there was a great deal of violence but it made the read more realistic, even though many don't like it. I was sucked into the drama, the horribly evil villan and those heroic souls who battled him. The ending was not too satisfying but love is a powerful force. ...more
Paul Weiss
Extradition? We don't need no steenking extradition!

I doubt if anyone ever accused David Baldacci of writing literary masterpieces replete with symbolism, satire, social commentary, foreshadowing, onomatopoeia, allegory, alliteration, pathetic fallacy, subliminal moral messages or any of those things that our English teachers were wont to torture their students with. But if you're looking for a solid, entertaining thriller, a compelling plot line that is not only always innovative but can be co
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