The Escape

The Escape

Book - 2014
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When John Puller's older brother Robert inexplicably escapes from the military's most secure prison, where he's being held for national security crimes, Puller finds himself part of an investigation to hunt down his own brother. As he digs more deeply into the case, Puller discovers troubling details about his brother's conviction and that someone is out there who doesn't want the truth to ever come out.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781455521197
1455521191
Characteristics: 472 p. ; 24 cm

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yesucan
Feb 24, 2017

Enjoyed it. could not put it down.

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MaryK1949
Oct 22, 2016

I enjoyed it. A good read, albeit lengthy and plenty of writers licence.

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StarGladiator
Dec 28, 2015

I simply cannot fathom how anybody could possibly enjoy this book, what utter tripe, written on the 11-year old emotional level, simpleton at best. Only someone who had never served in the US military could possibly write such nonsense, even as fictional.

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kmre_37
Oct 16, 2015

Good book, a little lengthy though at over 600 pages

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

The Puller brothers race to save the world and themselves. The younger Puller must put aside own feeling for the good of country: “Some family, huh. Brother on the run. Mother disappeared. And my father’s sitting in a VA hospital still thinking he’s heading up an Army corps.”

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DenisDesautels
Jul 13, 2015

A great page turner. Up to his high standards, very entertaining.

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writermala
Jun 14, 2015

This book is about Robert Puller who is serving a life sentence for treason. He escapes almost miraculously from A maximum security prison and the story is about trying to bring him to justice. In a surprising turn of events John Puller, his brother, is assigned to bring the fugitive to book. John is not convinced of the fugitive's guilt and sets out to prove what he believes to be the facts. There are enough twists and turns in the story to keep it moving fast. It is very tough to keep track of who the "good Guys" are and who the "Bad Guys." All in all well-written and satisfying.

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Zoelexi777
May 25, 2015

I have read all of David Baldacci's books and he never disappoints. This was another great book continuing with the Puller brothers.

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colbert1945
Feb 11, 2015

please renew

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fahasanavsar
Jan 28, 2015

Baldacci enthralls again with Puller at the helm. I just could not resist with wanting to know how it turns out, thus finished it in one night. Bleary eyed and sleep deprived. BUT quite satisfied with this new thriller.

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

Spoiler alert:
- “Moscow will always have more staying power than the desert rats. The terrorists will get subsumed into rising economies because they have no clue how to run a country or create jobs. People over there care less about Allah and more about having clean water, electricity, and ways to feed their families. But Russia is a real country. With a real army. With real nuclear capability.”
-“And you want to side with a country run by a former KGB agent?”
- “As opposed to what? A country run by old white billionaires and their paid lackeys in Washington?”

“There’s one key difference between the Olympics and combat, (intentionally left blank). You might have overlooked it.” He paused. “In the Olympics, no one is shooting back at you.”

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

IC, which stood for “intelligence community.” With nearly thirteen hundred government organizations and two thousand private companies in over ten thousand locations spread across the country, employing close to a million people, a third of those private contractors, all holding top secret clearances or higher, the IC employed about two-thirds as many people in the United States as did Wal-Mart.

This was the intelligence field, which apparently came chock-full of lies, dubious allegiances, ulterior motives, changing agendas, and everyone telling you what you wanted to hear while they were sticking the knife deeper into your back and blaming it on someone else.

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

the setting:
to capitalize on any bit of notoriety to lure visitors to the area, had incorporated the prison angle into its promotional brochures with the phrase “Doin’ time in Leavenworth.” Federal dollars rolled through this part of Kansas and jumped the border into Missouri like a flood of green paper locusts, boosting the local economy and filling the coffers of businesses that provided the soldiers with smoked ribs, cold beer, fast cars, cheap hookers, and pretty much everything in between.

JOHN PULLER HAD his M11 pistol pointed at the man’s head. A fancied-up Beretta 92—known in the military as an M9A1—was pointed right back at him. It was a twenty-first-century duel that promised no winners and portended two fatal losers.

He had his weapons, because if he didn’t have his weapons then he must be dead and someone had forgotten to tell him.

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confidential_me
Apr 28, 2015

Now things, already serious, morphed into something bordering on chaotic. And then the situation became a lot worse.

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confidential_me
Apr 28, 2015

He was not in uniform and didn’t plan to be while he was on leave. He had his ID and official credentials, to be sure. He had his weapons, because if he didn’t have his weapons then he must be dead and someone had forgotten to tell him.

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suveam01
Dec 03, 2014

suveam01 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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