Book Review: "Deliver Us From Evil" by David Baldacci

 

Genre: Thriller

Rating:  4 WaterTowers

As “Deliver Us From Evil” opens another Nazi has died, possibly the last of his kind.  He lived a very long time and his demise came unexpectedly at the hand of his beautiful nurse.  That little blue pill may not be what you think it is…

That “nurse” was Reggie Campion.  Reggie is a member of a secret organization that has given itself the responsibility of ridding the world of people like that old Nazi.

Their next target is a more recent version of mass murderer.  Canadian businessman, Evan Waller, is not who he pretends to be.  In a past life, he was Ukrainian KGB officer Fedir Kuchin, and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, many by extreme torture.  Not a nice guy.

They plan to eliminate Kuchin / Waller while he is on holiday in Provence, France.

Reggie and her team have no inkling as to Waller’s current businesses, or how ruthless he can be (he still favors skinning people alive).

At the same time, Shaw (who is still recovering from the events in “The Whole Truth”) and Frank are planning to take Evan Waller into custody.  Businessman Waller is involved in human sex trafficing and, more dangerously, is working with a terrorist group to arm them with high quality, weapons-grade, uranium (U-235) for a dirty bomb.

They plan to take Waller while he is on vacation in Provence.

Frank and Shaw have no idea about Wallers past, but, are well aware of his ruthlessness now.

At Provence, Reggie’s team has arranged for her to stay in the unit next to Waller’s. And knowing Waller, she will be able to work her way into his life….until she kills him.   At least that is the theory…

Reggie and Shaw meet.  Shaw thinks she is a complication, and, likewise, Reggie thinks Shaw is too.   Eventually….oh, you will just have to read the book to find out what happens.  🙂

“Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci is a terrific book;  full of action, a bit of history, intrigue, and a fair share of  gore.  Very hard to put down, harder to forget.

In this second book with the character Shaw, Baldacci is smoother and the book flows much better than “The Whole Truth”.   Baldacci is more comfortable with Shaw, and it shows.

Will there be a third?  I hope so….

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