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Deliver Us from Evil

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

interesting story

In David Baldacci's new thriller "Deliver Us from Evil," the story starts off with Reggie Campion-a femme fatale who murders an elderly ex-Nazi and returns to her secret agency which specializes in carrying out justice, for a new assignment. She is assigned to travel to...
In David Baldacci's new thriller "Deliver Us from Evil," the story starts off with Reggie Campion-a femme fatale who murders an elderly ex-Nazi and returns to her secret agency which specializes in carrying out justice, for a new assignment. She is assigned to travel to Provence where ex-KGB agent and mass murder of the Ukranian people-Fedir Kuchin, nowadays a legitimate Canadian businessman who goes by the name of Evan Waller-is due to spend his vacation. Reggie rents a villa next to his, and waits for his arrival.

Meanwhile Shaw, who works for a rival agency, has similar orders. His boss Frank portrays Waller as a human trafficker who kidnaps young girls from Asia and sells them into the sex industry. Most bothersome is Waller's connection to nuclear remnants from the former Soviet Union and his plan to sell them to Muslim fundamentalists, to make explosives. Shaw's plan involves tackling Waller during his guided tourist excursion in the caves.

As Shaw travels to Provence to carry out his own agenda regarding Waller, he meets Reggie who is posing as a rich and clueless socialite. Unaware of her true purpose, Shaw also plays the game and poses as a lobbyist. Suspicious of each other, they form a brief bond until the arrival of their target changes everything. Soon enough, Reggie is dangerously flirting with Waller as Shaw is becoming increasingly nervous about their safety. Meanwhile, Waller has a near-death experience of his own while meeting with his nuclear buyers, and vows to carry out revenge.

Overall, the plot is interesting. I enjoyed the love triangle between Reggie, Waller, and Shaw. Baldacci succeeds in portraying his characters as either sympathetic or evil. Reggie has a secret family history, becoming an orphan after her father murdered the family. Shaw's life is shaped by the loss Anna-a woman he loved whose death was related to the dangers posed by Shaw's work. Disappointed that he was unable to protect her, Shaw is unable to get on with his life. Waller is a chameleon who blends in perfectly with his new identity, while treasuring his old one. Unable to trust anyone and vengeful towards his enemies, he lives his life as a warrior. Though a bit slow at times, the action kept my interest. The writing is graphic and easy to visualize. Recommended read.

posted by Alla_S on April 22, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

What was he thinking?

I finished "Deliver us from Evil" copyright 2010 by David Baldacci on May 20, 2010. This is Baldacci's worst work and one of the most poorly conceived mysteries of all time. Here's the unbelievable plot climax. A psycopath, Kuchin, who has been thwarted by Shaw, a go...
I finished "Deliver us from Evil" copyright 2010 by David Baldacci on May 20, 2010. This is Baldacci's worst work and one of the most poorly conceived mysteries of all time. Here's the unbelievable plot climax. A psycopath, Kuchin, who has been thwarted by Shaw, a government assassin CIA type, and Reggie, a lovely and skilled killer of the worlds worst, invites them to his lair to save an old girlfriend of Shaw who has been kidnapped. They decide to go and Shaw and Reggie's old team others, Whit and Dominic, also want to go, "to get this guy". They have no plan whatsoever. I'll repeat that, they just drive to where Kuchin says with no one watching and with no plan to free the girlfriend or escape. They walk into the warehouse where Kuchin could have his men and who then could have put a gun to the heads of Dominic, Whit, and Shaw and killed them all taking off with Reggie for torture, sex and eventual killing. These four skilled and smart operatives thought they could talk their way out? OMG. I will never read another thing by Baldacci.

posted by R_Wally on May 22, 2010

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

    Dump This Series

    I am getting disappointed by David Baldacci. His recent novels True Blue and now Deliver Us from Evil has been weak and almost unreadable and doesn't compare to his earlier works.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    Unresolved relationships are unsatisfying!

    Not up to his normal standards. The Book ends with no resolution of the relationships between the hero and the two women. Ends with a feeling of incompletness. Probably intending to resolve in the next book, but was disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    Deliver Us From Evil

    Typical David Baldacci--suspensive--cannot put it dowm once started. I've read all he's written--best yet!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    ON A ROLL

    If you have read David Balducci before then you
    won't be disappointed. If you have never read him,
    then start from the beginning and consider yourself
    lucky that you have so many good books ahead.
    Too bad he doesn't write 12 a year.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Mp

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Shaw - A great character

    I have been hooked on Baldacci's Shaw series in which the only bad part is there are only 2 books in the series. This is the second book of the series and really does and excellent job in further defining the persona behind the character of Shaw. Shaw is a special agent in an off the radar government group, who runs into another further off the radar clandestine group, headed by female lead Reggie, as they target the same person. Great interaction and development of the characters in this other group that through some great twists and turns end up having them join forces and take the fight to the enemy. The enemy is a very bad and sadistic former KGB officer (Kuchin) with a history of mass killings in the Ukraine. He has fled his crimes and now leads another life as a successful Canadian businessman (now known as Evan Waller). However the group Shaw encounters is looking to kill this former KGB officer while Shaw is trying to bring him in for further questioning regarding some nuclear dealings. Shaw does not realize this persons war crimes record. As the job goes bad the tables are turned and now Shaw and Reggie are the hunted...kick paced ending with a lot of open themes...hope this leads to more Shaw books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Heather to Everyone

    Party at us res3

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    Not bad but not my favorite

    I usually love Baldacci, but found this book confusing and slow for the first third, then it picked up and has been a pretty good read. Worth reading but be prepared to slog through the beginning. Surprising because typically his books grab you from the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    WWE RP

    At wwe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Author's ignorance of historical facts had bothered me a great d

    Author's ignorance of historical facts had bothered me a great deal while reading this book.
    The history not simply screwed, it's told outside the time frame and outside the facts completely.
    Not only Fedor Kuchin couldn't take part in Holodomor in Ukraine, because, according to his age he
    either was a baby, or wasn't even born.  He couldn't even be Stalin's warrior, because Stalin died in 1953
    when Kuchin was too young to be a "butcher of Kiev".  There were absolutely no death camps in Ukraine
    Author should at least bother to do some documentary research before feeding his readers this
    nonsense!  Very disappointed in Baldacci, please stick to the topics you know and do not mess with
    history of the country you have no idea about, however tempting it may seem to play "Russian" card.
    It's becoming pretty boring and vulgar to use Russians (or Ukrainians or Soviets) as a source of all evil
    outside of historical or documentary facts. 

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Intense - #2 Shaw Series

    Should have read The Whole Truth first; however, starting it next. Waller a Canadian businessman (horrible man who sells children into prostitution, plus many other things) with many enemies. Shaw is out to track him down and at the same time Reggie is out to find him as well. Waller is on vacation in Provence and pursues Reggie. Reggie (not one of my favorite characters) and Shaw team up (among other things) to bring him down. In the meantime Shaw is dealing with his past and two women which he cannot completely forget (Annie and Katie). A weird ending. Seems Shaw always winds up sleeping with someone. As usual, Ron McLarty does an excellent job with the audio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Peren

    Hops a root and knocks on the door.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Hibuscus

    Peren?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    I need NOOK freinds. / SpottedKit

    Please tell me your gmail email.Ps. Spottedkit I want some milk (waht humans hear: Meow MEOW)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Sylvia

    *she bites her lip. Her nipp.les were hard and her panties were soaked. She continued pounding his dik with her hand*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Trainer

    Ahhhhhhh......there we go beyatch....( drry gtg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Apprentices den

    Darkclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Spiritblaze

    -the she cat tackles the stranger, biting his ears- It's cowards like you that give cats a bad name! You filthy piece of fox scat! -she slashes his face before disappearing into the shadows-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Angelkit

    Eeek! She squeaked in surprise. And she grumbled as she got carried back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Mudkit

    Mommy!!

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