Deliver Us From Evil Hardcover – 2 Jul 2010
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'Baldacci, a writer who knows how to give the reader pulse-accelerating jolts at unexpected intervals, in an absolute master of the block buster thriller' --Daily Express
The heart-racing follow up to The Whole Truth from the international bestselling author . . .See all Product Description
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And there is no one upright among men.
They all lie in wait for blood;
Every man hunts his brother with a net.
That they may successfully do evil with both hands--
The prince asks for gifts,
The judge seeks a bribe,
And the great man utters his evil desire;
So they scheme together." -- Micah 7:2-3 (NKJV)
What's to be done with monsters? David Baldacci offers two alternatives in this book about eliminating evil: Leave them alone if they aren't harming you or erase them at any cost. He stacks the deck in favor of the latter solution.
If you are looking for a philosophical novel, this isn't it. The book's strength is its as compelling a portrayal of a horrifying villain as I remember in recent years. If you are a sensitive person, this book will upset you . . . as it's intended to do.
The portrayal of Evan Waller loses its punch in the book's second half, and the plot seems anemic without it. What happens is pretty predictable and not that satisfying.
Shaw, the main character from The Whole Truth, is portrayed in very superficial terms. He barely exists as a character aside from his guilt and skills.
Unless you are very devoted to reading David Baldacci's books, I think you could easily skip reading this one.
Independently of each other, and for very different reasons, Shaw and Campion arrive in a small village in Provence in pursuit of Waller. Both Shaw and Campion are encumbered by their pasts and while the Campion story is covered in this novel, relevant aspects of the Shaw story are in `The Whole Truth'. While you don't need to have read `The Whole Truth' to follow this story, the character of Shaw and his reactions will make more sense if you have.
This is fast-paced, not always believable fiction. There are some detailed scenes of torture and violence, which are not for the squeamish. These scenes serve to paint a detailed picture of the bad guys involved, just in case a reader needs additional reinforcement.
Overall, while I found this an interesting page-turning escapist read I didn't enjoy it as much as `The Whole Truth'.
Whilst the plot is fairly novel, the novel feels like it could have been significantly better edited. There is far too much superfluous description in several of the chapters, and although the plot does move along at a fair pace, nothing about the eventual denouement came as a significant surprise. For me, Baldacci's earlier works such as 'The Winner' and 'Absolute Power' would be more worthwhile and interesting for those unfamiliar with his work. One for enthusiasts only.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unless I am mistaken Shaw gained an inch in height between this book and "The Whole Truth" Book OnePublished 12 days ago by Marsh1
Every David Baldacci book I have read has been exceptionally good and this is another thats right up there. Great story and well worth a read.Published 19 days ago by Dont_50
The story kept me reading and wanting to turn the page. All plausible which was good. I gave it five stars as I would recommend this book to anyonePublished 23 days ago by Michael Puttick
I so enjoyed the first novel in this series that I had to read this one, it is as good as the first and maybe, maybe better. Well done David Balcini.Published 1 month ago by trevor hole.
There is nothing I can say about David Baldacci which has not already been said before other than this guy writes very very exciting books, excellent plots and superb charactersPublished 1 month ago by chrisnemo
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