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The Forgotten (John Puller Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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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 in this new novel from the author of Zero Day. Reprint. 350,000 first printing.

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The Forgotten (John Puller Series #2)

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Overview

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 in this new novel from the author of Zero Day. Reprint. 350,000 first printing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606352345
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Series: John Puller Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 4.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David  Baldacci
David Baldacci

Biography

David Baldacci's authoritative legal thrillers operate on the irresistible notion that a sinister undercurrent threads through the country's most powerful institutions.

While his stories hinge on the complex machinations behind the presidency, the FBI, the Supreme Court and other spheres of influence, Baldacci (a former Washington, D.C.-based attorney) finds his way into a mystery through the eyes of the innocents. Semi-innocents, at least: small players who often don't realize they're players at all end up hunting down answers, and their hunt becomes the reader's.

According to Baldacci, reading John Irving's The World According to Garp convinced him that he wanted to be a novelist. Absolute Power -- in which a thief finds himself accidentally connected to a murder involving the president and the ensuing coverup -- was hardly Irvingesque; but it did begin Baldacci's friendly relationship with the bestseller lists, which has continued over his writing career.

Baldacci's style is brief and plot-driven, but he's not afraid to linger on macabre and vivid details, such as a rosary clenched in a plane crash victim's hand, or hard-learned lessons from a sniper's life (pack your food so you can find it at night, by touch). These small but memorable -- indeed, almost cinematic -- details give his books another layer that distinguishes them from the average potboiler.

Although the author has occasionally departed from his usual fare (examples include the tenderhearted coming-of-age tale Wish You Well and the holiday-themed adventure The Christmas Train), it is high-octane thrillers that are his true stock in trade. Whether it's a taut stand-alone or a new installment in his Camel Club series, readers know when they crack the spine of a new Baldacci book, they're in for an action-packed page-turner.

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Good To Know

Baldacci was a trial lawyer and a corporate lawyer for nine years in Washington, D.C.

He worked his way through college as a Pinkerton security guard and by washing and detailing 18-wheel trucks.

Baldacci writes under his own name except when published in Italy, where he uses a pseudonym because it is the homeland of his ancestors.

Bill Clinton selected The Simple Truth as his favorite novel of 1998, according to Baldacci's web site.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northern Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 5, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Richmond, VIrginia
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Loved it!

    Another wonderful book I couldn't put down. Now another long wait for the next book!
    madicnm

    30 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I loved this book. very well written. Good story line with likea

    I loved this book. very well written. Good story line with likeable characters. One of my fav

    28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Missing pages/dialog

    Great story but by page 175 Ive experienced 3 areas where pages/dialog is missing very frustrating

    25 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Maybe it's time to quit reading Baldacci's books..... I'm a long

    Maybe it's time to quit reading Baldacci's books.....
    I'm a long time fan of David Baldacci's books, but I would not recommend this one at all. The first 300 pages could have been condensed into perhaps 20 and the last into 5. Bottom line, lots of wasted pages and words. Perhaps it's the John Puller character that leaves me cold. In reading over the initial reviews, my pulse was supposed to pound, etc. All I kept thinking as I read this book was---seriously? All this is going on and no one is paying attention outside a lone military man who just happened to be in town? The topic is timely and could have been better approached than simply killing everyone and blowing up cars. I think Baldacci's books have turned into a contest with a few other writers to see how many kills can be registered. I'd like to see Baldacci return to true investigative type writing or even books like "One Summer".

    17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Buckle your seatbelt

    I've always lookd forward to reading Baldacci since the Camel Club series (by far the best series he has written). This book is good, but is more like an action movie with unbelievable escapes. I think The Innocent us by far the better book, but the Puller character jumps from the page if you really crave action.

    16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Gratuitous violence

    By page 42 8 people were violently murdered and a number of others sold into slavery - ludicris levels of gratuitous violence

    13 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    I enjoyed the book, finished it tonight. Would not give a spoile

    I enjoyed the book, finished it tonight. Would not give a spoiler alert, but was glad the way it ended.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    Is Puller a Jack reacher knockoff????? Come on Baldacci, you ca

    Is Puller a Jack reacher knockoff????? Come on Baldacci, you can do better than that!!!!

    9 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Suspensful

    This book gives you more to look forward to by just reading the back cover.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Good read. Could be better.

    Tried too hard for sexual equality in the military. There is no way a one star female general working in the pentagon is as tough as a battle hardened 6'4 280 pound army ranger. This was a silly theme throughout the entire book.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    I loved this book.

    I loved this book.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Not up to par

    Very soft and predictable plot. Not up to previous work.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. Held my interest from the beginning.

    I really enjoyed this book. Held my interest from the beginning.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    NOT Not a chat room

    Children, this is not a chase for you tochat and plqy games! Pleas go awy. B & N, pleas find a way to block or ban these messages. I want reviews, not nonsense code words and vulgarity from kids!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Started off very interested and then when Puller and other's got

    Started off very interested and then when Puller and other's got injured in the action scenes, they became physically invincible - difficult
    to believe they could keep fighting.  I enjoyed the Camel Club story line better.  However, Puller is an interesting character that deserves 
    a better story line.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Worth the read

    I liked it, but not one of Baldacci's best

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2014

    Loved it! John Puller isn't at all like Jack Reacher but if he

    Loved it! John Puller isn't at all like Jack Reacher but if he is in some ways, that is a GOOD thing. Great story, great characters. David Baldacci is a terrific author. Highly recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

    Really great - the plot had me from the 1st chapter; can't wait

    Really great - the plot had me from the 1st chapter; can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Written about the Ft.Walton Beach/Destin Area of Florida

    Loved the book! Had a great plot to the story, plus it is written about the area where I live . Of course as far as I know nothing lke what happens in the books goes on around here! Ha!! Good read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    HIghly Recommended - another fantastic novel from Baldacci

    Baldacci did his usual outstanding visual journey into crime thriller with "The Forgotten." I thoroughly enjoyed his character building and story line. Baldacci's novels are always a good read, leaving the reader eagerly awaiting the character's next mystery. From the Camel Club series, to King and Maxwell, and carried on with Will Robie, all his story lines are exciting from page one through the last page. I highly recommend his works to any reader interested in crime mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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