Loyalty. Family. The Ultimate Sacrifice.
- The Escape
Escape is the follow up to Zero Day and The
character, John Puller, is special agent with CID. The second
part of the storyline's opening has John chasing PFC Rogers
down an alley in Lawton, Oklahoma. While John is chasing a
wanted soldier in Oklahoma, his brother. Robert Puller, is
escaping from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. John's brother
is a true genius and former major in the US Air Force who
is in prison for treason.
one scene has nothing to do with the other, they do reveal
the brothers' characters. John's character goes to great lengths
to solve a case and bring his man back alive. He's physically
and mentally capable of getting out of any situation, which
is what he'll have to do more than once in The Escape.
He also has a thing for kneecaps. Robert's character has the
ability to hide in plain sight and calculate his way out of
any situation, which is what he will have to do when he realizes
he's more than a wanted man -- that someone actually wants
is told to stay out of the search for Robert, but he's eventually
put on the case, and US intelligence officer, Captain Veronica
Knox, will be with him every step of the way. Robert is trying
to discover who is after him, and it seems he has as pretty
good idea who and why. The case has everyone following someone
and some ducking for cover. It's government intelligence and
espionage at its best, and it's one heck of ride so be sure
to share it with others.
version is narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy, who
also narrate the first two books in this series. The outstanding
narration and sound effects successfully bring this intense
storyline to life. What I think I also enjoyed about The
Escape was playing the audio on speaker so someone else
could listen, too. Profanity is expected in any thriller,
but I didn't have to worry about extreme gory scenes or explicit
sex scenes with Baldacci. The plots are fascinating enough
without them. It's one of the reasons Baldacci's thrillers
stand out above all others.