As the title implies, Mr Child should be a bit miffed, as Mr Baldacci introduces a new character almost the twin of Jack Reacher. He is an army McGuyver, pretty much able to do anything and it called in to help a small town sheriff in W Virginia when a soon to be retired army man and his family are assassinated.
The attention to detail is impressive and the feeling of a poor town, where nobody really cares is sad, as drugs, unemployment and illness due to the coal mining take its toll. However, it's a gripping story, and you're never sure whether the army or the mining company is the baddy; and unusually for an audiobook, there's background music and sound effects which actually add to the drama.
The Talented Mrs Ripley meets The Untouchables as a plain Jane typist makes friends with the seemingly out-of-her-league friends-wise colleague.
I'm glad this series still continues to grab your attention. Grace is suffering from lack of sleep, being a new dad has its problems. Another father/son combo are at loggerheads in the criminal world over stolen antiques. When Grace is brought in to oversee a murder investigation, he doesn't realise how close to home this job will be.
There was a great sense of foreboding all the way through this as you knew either his wife or a vengeful ex con was out to get him - the tension was played brilliantly.