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Published by Macmillan, 19 November 2015. ISBN:
Special Agent Will Robie fails on a mission and is given time off. He
flies home to Cantrell a small Mississippi town to see his father a judge. He
has been arrested for murdering a man acquitted by the Jury when he appeared
before Judge Robie in court.
Will has not been home for twenty two years and left
under a bit of a cloud. He is not made to feel very welcome especially by his
father. He also left behind a childhood sweetheart, what he wonders happened to
her after he left, no one seems to know her whereabouts.
When Will looks into the murder his father is accused
of committing he finds a connection to child pornography involving a well-known
figures of the Establishment.
When there is another murder the F.B.I, start to
suspect that there is a serial killer on the loose and help Robie with his
Another Agent Jess whom he has worked with before is
sent to help him prove his father's innocence and look into the murders.
Together they unravel a complicated tangle of events that finally lead them to
the truth after many narrow escapes. Neither of them survive unscathed.
I am an avid reader of David Baldacci's books and this
one does not disappoint. I have read a couple of the Will Robie stories before
so it was very interesting to find out a bit more about his unhappy childhood
with a seemingly uncaring father.
It is an exciting and compelling read from start to
finish, and speaking of the finish, what an unexpected one!
The reader is led down so many twisting paths and
presented with so many red herrings that the revelations at the end of the
story were a complete surprise. Well they were to me!
A really great read, I cannot praise it enough.
Virginian, David was born in Richmond in 1960. He received his Bachelor’s
degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law
degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced
law for nine years in Washington, D.C. He has published 22 books.
While David is involved in several philanthropic
organizations, his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s ‘Wish You
Well foundation.’ Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You
Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and
promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and
educational programs. In 2010 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to
launch a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and
hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, nearly 1 million new and used books
have been collected and distributed through area food banks. David explains,
“With this program, people go home with food, which they need to live, as well
as with books, which they need to change their lives.”
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
play the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love
is cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for
plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.