The Forgotten by David Baldacci; 2012; 424 pages; $27.99; Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY; 978-0-446-57305-4; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Fairview; 10/26/17-10/31/17

Why did I read this? I had read some Baldacci books in the past and I picked up one while we were on vacation.  I need something to balance some of the heavy non fiction I read, so I am going to use the prolific David Baldacci for that purpose.

John Puller is a member of the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) and one of their best.  His father is a three star general who is currently in a VA hospital suffering from dementia.  He thinks he is still in command and that John is his executive officer.  John’s brother, Robert, is doing time in a military prison for treason and espionage.  John’s father receives a mysterious letter from his sister, one of John’s favorite Aunts.  John takes some leave time to go to Florida to help his aunt..  When he arrives he finds she has passed on under what he thinks are mysterious circumstances.  As he investigates all sorts of weird things begin to happen to and around John. He has stumbled into an incredibly well run human trafficking business.  He puts together a rag tag team and fights against the traffickers.

Grade-A