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The Forgotten (edition 2012)

by David Baldacci

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Title:The Forgotten
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2012), Edition: First Edition first Printing, Hardcover, 432 pages
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Tags:army; murder; slavery; florida; elderly; colombia; bulgaria

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A new author for me. John Puller is like another Jack Reacher. Great reading and great action. John solves the murder of his aunt and the lucrative business of slave trading in the town of Paradise. ( )
  nilbett | Dec 9, 2014 |
Really enjoyed this book on audio (narrator has a great voice)! One of the best of Baldacci's I've read. Army special agent John Puller has a new case which sends him to Paradise, Florida, and when he arrives finds his aunt has been found dead which was no accident. Within this small town there is more than sandy beaches but each day he uncovers more,--a conspiracy involving some trusting players in the town. I missed the Puller #1 in the series so look forward to reading. ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
This book picks up just a month later in the life of John Puller after the first in the series. He arrives back in Virginia after vacation to discover that his father is upset over the contents of a letter from his sister, Betsy, who was the surrogate mother to John and his brother Robert. She gives no details, but indicates that things in Paradise, Florida, are not what they seem or should be, and that she needs John to come down to help her figure out the mystery. When John arrives he discovers that Betsy has died and though he thinks it may have been murder, the ME disagrees. This book was very interesting and a true page turner. However, as with the last, the ending of the book stretched believability, but that's going to happen in a thriller or it wouldn't be a thriller. I still found Puller a fascinating character and look forward to reading more of his adventures. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Oct 28, 2014 |
Tells the story of the forgotten people of the world that become merchandise, and are sold is prostitutes, drug mules and modern day slavery. There are two heroes in the story..JohnPuller, who is in Florida trying to determine if his aunt's death was murder or an accident; and Muga? A huge man from Boliva that escaped from the slavers, and is trying to find his little sister.
Well written, a story that was well told, but not always comfortable to listen to ( because of the issues involved.) ( )
  Pmaurer | May 11, 2014 |
Really enjoyed this story. ( )
  NHNick | Apr 24, 2014 |
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To Aunt Peggy, an angel on earth if ever there was one.
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He had the look of a man who was afraid that tonight would be his last on earth.
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Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case-but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
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After he receives a posthumous note from his aunt hinting that things are horribly amiss in her Florida Gulf Coast town, Army Special Agent John Puller uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

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