When you get to the last page of Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci you will probably say amen. Shaw is an op for a para-governmental agency who takes out baddies. Reggie Campion is an op for a private para-governmental organization who takes out baddies. They have both targeted Canadian businessman Evan Waller aka a Ukrainian bad guy named Kuchin. Shaw and Reggie’s paths cross in Provence where Waller is vacationing. Skip to page 166.
Deliver Us From Evil is the second David Baldacci thriller featuring Shaw. The first was The Whole Truth. What you need to know from the first book is Shaw lost his wife and met a woman named Katie James. Shaw is now avoiding James. Shaw and Campion end up in Provence where Waller is vacationing. They both have a plan to separate Waller from his muscle. Shaw wants to kidnap him and make him talk, Campion wants to kill him.
More stuff sort of more or less happens. Skip to page 227 where a whole bunch of action finally gets going.
Action entails reaction. This means Shaw and Campion must unite to achieve their common goal. There are a whole lot of threats and so on to explain their respective agencies accepting this union. Much of this makes little sense and is of little interest.
More stuff happens, there is a climax, Shaw ends up feeling sorry for himself.
Shaw should also feel sorry for the reader who invested in Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci.
Baldacci is a good mystery novel writer but his Shaw series sucks.
Other David Baldacci Reviews
The Collectors - A Camel Club mystery: Second The Camel Club mystery, The Collectors, is very good.
Stone Cold - A Camel Club Mystery: Third Camel Club mystery novel: not bad, not great.
The Camel Club: The first Camel Club mystery, a series that should be read in order.
The Whole Truth: geopolitical thriller. Not his best.
Simple Genius - A Sean King / Michelle Maxwell Mystery: Convoluted plot with not much of a payoff. For real Baldacci fans only.
First Family - A Sean King / Michelle Maxwell mystery: Very good mystery novel with a very interesting baddie.
True Blue: Decent enough mystery but not decent enough for this writer.
Deliver Us From Evil: 2 agents have the same target in lesser thriller
Hell s Corner - A Camel Club Mystery: A good one even if the Camel Club are props more than anything else.
Zero Day: Good thriller introduces new character John Puller
The Innocent: Hitman and runaway teen have to figure out who is out to get them in excellent thriller.
The Forgotten: Second and more assured John Puller mystery