The Escape

The Escape by David Baldacci Book Summary

Special Agent Puller's brother is the country's most wanted criminal, but his conviction points to a cover-up--and a dangerous enemy bent on burying the truth in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible...until now.

John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice.

But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don't want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.

They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but there are troubling details about his brother's conviction...and someone out there doesn't want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller's masterful skills as an investigator and strengths as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother--or himself.

The Escape by David Baldacci Book Reviews

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- The Escape5 star

Another great six star page turner from this author. Very complex plots and intrigues, but well worth the read if you are patient enough to follow along.

- The Escape5 star

Very good read!

- His worst1 star

I've read a few of Baldacci's stories and I've always truly enjoyed them - until now. I found these characters difficult to relate to and the entire story hard to follow and silly. I also found myself disgusted by his almost continuous use of the word "sucker". I'm no prude, I hear and have used words that are worse. But he used this word over and over and I found it totally inappropriate. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

- PULLER BROTHERS4 star

I was thrilled to see both brothers in action. John's brother's bit in both of the previous books is what stood out to me the most. Learning everything and seeing them both out in the field was exactly what I wanted from this book. The action was A+. This book didn't have as many twists as some of the author's other books. Overall I definitely enjoyed it.

- Escape5 star

A wonderful journey into the world of espionage. Each time you think you have a handle on just what is going on you reach another turn in the way things are really happening. Even at the conclusion of the book you are keep guessing at further events! Will eagerly await reading the author 's next book!

- The Escape5 star

Thriller, excellent modern day plot, well written!

- Mr5 star

I have read almost all the authors books and enjoyed all of them very much.

- The Escape5 star

Excellent.

- The Escape5 star

Riveting........fabulous This is a book that always keeps you in suspense.......wow!!!

- Truly Riveting5 star

Wonderfully written and captivating to the end. Like all his books, you will stayed engulfed through every chapter. Twists and turns around each bend. A truly riveting read!!!

- The Escape5 star

A real page-turner. Hard to put down. Lots of twists in the story. Really good read

- The Escape5 star

Wow! A definite page turner from beginning to end! Loved all the twists and turns... Couldn't stop reading!!! Look forward to the next novel.

- Great read5 star

Lots of twists and turns, a very will crafted books. If you like this author you will love this book.

- The escape5 star

Great book to read ! Kept me in suspense. You are my favorite author

- Zero day4 star

Good book, interesting plot.

- Baldacci's Best!5 star

I have read many of Baldacci's books and thoroughly enjoy them. Sometimes there is a slight degree of predictability. "The Escape" had a very complex plot with multiple twists & turns. The John Puller character is further strengthened in this third outing. I can hardly wait for the next episode.

- The escape2 star

Totally predictable. Spends an incredible amount of time on government acronyms

- Lots of Spies and surprises4 star

This book was an exciting look at the Army's biggest prison as well as the Puller family's test of faith. Several twists were refreshing and kept this from being just another military spy gone bad story. All of the characters were challenged and they had to work hard together to stay alive. Good follow up to books 1 and 2.

- The Escape5 star

Great read. Could not put it down.

- The Escape5 star

I loved this book. It was a book I didn't want to end. My only disappointment was that John and Veronica did not go to Rome. John needs love in his life and Veronica is perfect for him. Please Mr Baldacci bring Veronica back in the next book and have her and John get together.

- Great story and characters!5 star

Fast moving, hard to put down, and very interesting story.

- Always entertaining...4 star

But some of the action, as is too often the case, is a bit hard to believe.

- The Escape4 star

Good but not as gripping as usual.

- Terrific thriller5 star

The Escape will keep your heart rate up to the very end. Starts as a "what's going on here," continues as a "whodunit," and ends as a "so many good guys have been killed – who will survive?"

- The Escape5 star

One of the best's best.

- The Escape5 star

Another great read from the John Puller series. This is a character that continues to grow on you. Can't wait to read the next one. 5 Star rating!!

- Another winner5 star

Good read, good plot, good characters. The kind of book you can just sit down with and enjoy. Thanks for writing it.

- Escape5 star

This is Baldacci at his best, the story unfolds fast and the characters have enough layers to keep you constantly intrigued as to what's next. Could not find enough free time to get it read , while maintains a full time job, almost called in sick!!!!!!

- Good twists and turns4 star

Enjoyed it very much.

- The escape5 star

I loved this book!! David Baldacci is one of my favorites, he never disappoints with his always intriguing suspenseful challenges to your thought!! And this one was top notch

- Best Puller yet!5 star

This is the best Puller novel yet – and the other two were excellent! For those of us who served in the military it is necessary to overlook certain attitudes, simplified scenarios, and the need for the characters to cut through, what would realistically be an incredible amount of red tape, policy, structured bureaucracy and a world of overt institutionalization, to forward the story. However, the story lolls the reader into a forgiving acquiescence that allows the suspension of disbelief that is so necessary to keep a fan desperately reading, ever reluctant to have to put the book down. The progression of the story keeps the reader guessing and reassessing those guesses time and again as information is divested and characters are elucidated. I can’t wait for the next one. However, I was disappointed General Julie Carson didn’t find a way to be more substantial either militarily or personally – seems she could have been used to do a lot more of the behind the scenes snooping at the top levels of power… but who knows? Maybe including general officer so far down the rank and file was a regrettable mistake in the first place and now corrected? I liked her though – don’t we all wish we had leaders who walked the walk and demonstrated loyalty downward?

- The Escape4 star

I really liked the story line… was always curious re circumstanes that led to Robert Puller’s conviction, so thank you! (Thought the back and forth between Knox and J Puller got a little redundant/boring), but liked the book overall.

- the escape5 star

one of the best convoluted stories by Baldacci it was sooo hard to put down....Wonderful!! Lmlisle

- The Escape5 star

Could not put this book down, every chapter got better and better, great writer!

- Escape5 star

This is a great book. I loved it. Baldacci is one great writer. Keep em coming.

- Good story5 star

Good story I liked the story layouts. wished that Knox settled with Puller..

- Fabulous5 star

I read many books by many authors, but this is the first time I felt compelled to write a review!! This is the most engrossing book I have read in a very long time. From the beginning to the end the story was believable, well researched with rich characters and twists and turns that kept me coming back. Well done.

- The Escape4 star

One of his best. Tremendous characters and a gripping plot. Like to see this one on the screen. Jeff Butler

- The Escape5 star

Excellent book, kept the suspense up to the very last page!

- The Escape1 star

Ridiculously improbable "action," stiff and unrealistic characters spouting robotic dialogue, detailed recounting of downright impossible computer investigatory feats, and denouement depends entirely on a series of silly coincidences. Total waste of time (and I skimmed the last half) and $$ and my last Baldacci book.

- Back to the good life5 star

Glad mr. Baldacchi is back to what he does better than anyone. Writing spy novels about national security. Please don't ever stop, because I can't get enough of his writing.

- Loved it!5 star

So many twists and turns. Couldn't put it down. Good vacation book. But then again I am a huge fan.

- Baldacci5 star

Great book! Not one "F" bomb. I thought authors had forgotten how to do that.

- The Escape5 star

A great read! The best of the John Puller series. Well done and highly recommended!

- Ghost Writer?3 star

First two books were great! Although this one is a page turner as well I feel as though someone else wrote it, the level of detail regarding John Puller’s character is different. There are also contradictory statements in the prose regarding his brother’s trial.

- The Escape5 star

Very good Book! Love the characters, very humanized. Love the Puller Brothers series.

- A really great read.5 star

Many twists and turns and full of surprises. If you have other Baldacci books be sure to read this one. You will be glad you did.

- OUTSTANDING!5 star

One of his best!!! Keeps you glued from page 1! A MUST read. You can thank me later! Haha

- The Escape5 star

Could be his best book ever!

- Good read4 star

Very entertaining read. Only criticism is after all the build up, the rush to the end was sort of anti-climatic to me.

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Snowbird36 - The Escape5 star

I just finished reading the book, The Escape. Excellent read!! Again, a winner written by David Baldacci. I love the main character, John Puller and his family. I hope this series will continue, with John Puller and his brother, Robert. Thank you for writing this terrific novel. Bella Trier Montreal, Canada

Hofstater12333333 - The Escape4 star

Exciting with great character development. Lots of plot twists and turns made this a page turner!

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LITT127 - It says nov 18th5 star

I wish people would actually write reviews. Mr book isn't out yet. Please stop talking

Dockfather - Mr5 star

Excellent writing as always ,"you the man" !

Ljjwillis - What a ride5 star

I really enjoyed this book.

jmwdoc - The Escape by David Baldacci5 star

Excellent story with all the turns and twists one has come to expect from Baldacci. Well thought out and staged as if it was happening today. It also works as a mini stress test, as the pulse goes up often with all the excitement. Good read.

Sfocdn - Cannot be the same author1 star

I have seen instances where books are advertised as the author's but in the fine print they say they are written by someone else. After reading many of his books I would swear this one was written by someone else. Boring characters boring plot and a boring ending.

M. Kleshick - The Escape5 star

Baldacci at his best! Love John Puller. This is a must read. Turns at every corner. Could not put down. Can't wait for the next Puller brothers novel.

smalltoys - The Escape5 star

Absolutely the best yet by one of the best ever!

Mackey S. - It's three o'clock in the morning!5 star

Could not put this book down. Loved it! Another great book by an author that always delivers. Already anxious for your next book.

Courtappearance - The Escape5 star

....he never disappoints! Sadly, back to waiting for his next book.

jrburrus - The escape1 star

Not worth reading

Jcoffee37 - The Escape1 star

I pre ordered the book ages ago. I understand the book has been out for some time, how come I have to wait until November 18 to download it. I was unable to send this email without rating the book. Since I did not read it, as yet, I can't rate it. I will give u a rating of 1 but that is for your email set up & not the book

tkaylo26 - Huh4 star

The book is out already and has been for a little while....

Roma27 - Book is not out yet5 star

How can a book be given 3-stars when it is not yet out? Get real and rate the real thing. Do not base ratings on past books or the author. This makes it so hard to place any credibility on ratings.

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About David Baldacci Wiki

David Baldacci (born August 5, 1960) is a bestselling American novelist. An attorney by education, Baldacci writes mainly suspense novels and legal thrillers. Biography Early life and education David Baldacci was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Henrico High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C. He is of Italian descent from Barga, in Tuscany. Career Baldacci began writing stories as a child, when his mother gave him a notebook in which to record them. He wrote for more than two decades, ...

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