The Forgotten

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 20, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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In Paradise, nothing is what it seems...


Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case-but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.

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I welcome the easy plot and prose. - Goodreads
The plot dragged a bit in the last half. - Goodreads
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It was crisp, and a complete page turner. - Goodreads
I liked that, and I like writing which is self aware. - Goodreads
Baldacci is the best at prologue writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

This is an ok story, John Puller is investigating the death of his Aunt in Florida, he stumbles across a few sinister goings on. He with the help of a Bulgarian giant and a secret Colombian agent stop a people smugglng operation. OK book I guess Read full review

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User Review  - Judie - Goodreads

John Puller, Army Special Agent, is asked by his father to follow-up on a letter his father received from his sister Betsy n Paradise, Florida. The letter warned of people not being what they appeared ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at

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