The Edge - David Baldacci

The Edge

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2023-11-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,879 Ratings

Description

The 6:20 Man is back, dropped by his handlers into a small coastal town in Maine to solve the murder of a CIA agent who knew America’s dirtiest secrets—can Travis Devine uncover the truth before his time runs out?
 
When CIA operative Jenny Silkwell is murdered in rural Maine, government officials have immediate concerns over national security. Her laptop and phone were full of state secrets that, in the wrong hands, endanger the lives of countless operatives. In need of someone who can solve the murder quickly and retrieve the missing information, the U.S. government knows just the chameleon they can call on.
 
Ex-Army Ranger Travis Devine spent his time in the military preparing to take on any scenario, followed by his short-lived business career chasing shadows in the deepest halls of power, so his analytical mind makes him particularly well-suited for complex, high-stakes tasks. Taking down the world’s largest financial conspiracy proved his value, and in comparison, this case looks straightforward. Except small towns hold secrets and Devine finds himself an outsider again.
 
Devine must ingratiate himself with locals who have trusted each other their whole lives, and who distrust outsiders just as much. Dak, Jenny’s brother, who’s working to revitalize the town. Earl, the retired lobsterman who found Jenny’s body. And Alex, Jenny’s sister with a dark past of her own. As Devine gets to know the residents of Putnam, Maine, answers seem to appear and then transform into more questions. There’s a long history of secrets and those who will stop at nothing to keep them from being exposed. Leaving Devine with no idea who he can trust... and who wants him dead.

Reviews

  • Good …

    3
    By roslynagatha
    Good story, but a little too “soapy” at times
  • Holy Heck!!!!

    5
    By TDaleT
    More twists and turns than a mountain road!!!! You and Travis think you have it figured out and then…..more intrigue and misdirection. Keeps you turning pages till the end. A lot of murders and shocks.
  • The Edge

    5
    By Bahamasfan
    A fast paced thriller with numerous twists and turns. Could not put it down!
  • Twisty Turny

    5
    By Janistasia
    Every time I read these stories I see the scenes, I smell the ocean, I could swear I feel raindrops on me. The climaxes are page turners, you can’t read fast enough to see what going to happen,,,, I thought one person was the villain, and it turns out to be someone you would never suspect. Absolutely love this author and his stories, never a let down
  • Anonymous

    4
    By Mtoto Mwema
    Started slow,but for some reason I could not put it down, It ended up being captivating and I could not put it down until the end!! awesome story!!
  • Fun read

    3
    By Torettos Hot Rod Heaven
    Not bad for a follow up. I really enjoyed the first book of the series and looked forward to this one. Overall I enjoyed it but not as much as the first. Interested to see where he takes the next one.
  • The edge

    4
    By Gram245
    Exciting
  • Surprise ending

    5
    By Topgun - Maverick
    Nice job
  • I liked it

    5
    By Dan Vermilion
    A very good book that keeps you reading.
  • A must read

    5
    By Peter Boe
    Great book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire book.