The Escape

All the lights, cameras and consoles instantly went out. And then the quiet was replaced with urgent cries and the sounds of men running. Communication radios crackled and popped. Flashlights were snatched from holders on leather belts and powered up. They provided only meagre illumination.

And then the unthinkable happened: all the automatic cell doors unlocked.

Military CID investigator John Puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, Robert, once a major in the United States Air Force, and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the Army's most secure prison. Preliminary investigations show that Robert - convicted of treason - may have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and he's the military's number one target.

John Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother? Blood is thicker than water, but Robert has state secrets that certain people will kill for. John does not know for certain the true nature of Robert's crimes, nor if he's even guilty. It quickly becomes clear, however, that his brother's responsibilities were powerful and far-reaching.

With the help of US intelligence officer Veronica Knox, both brothers move closer to the truth from their opposing directions. As the case begins to force John Puller into a place he thought he'd never be - on the other side of the law. Even his skills as an investigator, and his strength as a warrior, might not be enough to save him. Or his brother.

David Baldacci, geboren 1960 in Virginia, studierte Politikwissenschaft und Jura und arbeitete nach dem Studium neun Jahre als Strafverteidiger und Wirtschaftsjurist in Washington, bevor er sich ganz dem Schreiben widmete. Sein erstes verkauftes Manuskript war 'Absolute Power'; es verhalf ihm zu Weltruhm. David Baldaccis Romane wurden mittlerweile in mehr als 30 Sprachen übersetzt und in mehr als 80 Ländern der Welt verkauft. Neben seiner Arbeit als Schriftsteller engagiert er sich für eine Reihe karitativer und gesellschaftlicher Institutionen, darunter die National Multiple Sclerosis Society, die Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation oder die Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
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.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 472
Erscheinungsdatum 20.11.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4472-6016-5
Reihe John Puller
Verlag Macmillan Publishers International
Maße (L/B/H) 23.3/15.1/4 cm
Gewicht 627 g
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