The 6:20 Man
By David Baldacci
A cryptic murder pulls a former soldier turned financial analyst deep into the corruption and menace that prowl beneath the opulent world of finance, in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci.
Every day without fail, Travis Devine puts on a cheap suit, grabs his faux-leather briefcase, and boards the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan, where he works as an entry-level analyst at the city’s most prestigious investment firm. In the mornings, he gazes out the train window at the lavish homes of the uberwealthy, dreaming about joining their ranks. In the evenings, he listens to the fiscal news on his phone, already preparing for the next grueling day in the cutthroat realm of finance. Then one morning Devine’s tedious routine is shattered by an anonymous email: She is dead.
Sara Ewes, Devine’s coworker and former girlfriend, has been found hanging in a storage room of his office building—presumably a suicide, at least for now—prompting the NYPD to come calling on him. If that wasn’t enough, before the day is out, Devine receives another ominous visit, a confrontation that threatens to dredge up grim secrets from his past in the army unless he participates in a clandestine investigation into his firm. This treacherous role will take him from the impossibly glittering lives he once saw only through a train window, to the darkest corners of the country’s economic halls of power . . . where something rotten lurks. And apart from this high-stakes conspiracy, there’s a killer out there with their own agenda, and Devine is the bull’s-eye.
Jack Reacher Clone3By RamondintheAn interesting new character in ex-Army Ranger Travis Devine, who I suspect we’ll see again in future Baldacci stories. The premise for the story was somewhat sound but the plot twists and ending were pretty ridiculous with a lot of loose ends. As is often the case with popular mass market authors, the more novels they produce the poorer the quality. The reader is left with the distinct impression the author was under a hard deadline to finish the book and had to “wrap it up” one way or another without respect to the story line really making much sense and without any believability. At least Devine is a new macho character we can cheer for and hope to see again.
Good read!5By SuperBrokerDaveGreat new character
The 6:20 Man5By JPB 9871Excellent mystery thriller. One of his best!
Truly awful1By RogerMcQI’ve always enjoyed Baldacci’s books but this was truly awful. Dialog terrible, unbelievable characters and plot components that go unresolved. When you get to the end of the book and they have to explain each step to identify the antagonist it feels totally contrived. I also hope this is a not a new character the author wants to build a series of books around.why did I read to the end if it was so awful. I have vowed to always finish reading what I start. After this I may need to reconsider.
Disappointed1By last try 1948Lacking the arousing literary style I’ve found in my other Baldacci reads. Hoping for a brief escape from insane “culture” perversions, I almost quit reading at the end when the plot “woke” and left me with the conclusion that this was my last Baldacci (maybe a ghost writer).
Great Book5By Mr.Moneybags92627263I couldn’t put the book down once I started to read it. I loved the main character and the story line. I’m sorry to say this was my first David Baldacci book. But after reading this one I’m sure I’ll read other ones by him.
Page Turner5By DullamThe main character gets surprised and you will be too.
Great Book5By 7up4downI hope to see more of Travis Devine. Great character!! Always super work from a great writer!
Low rent Reacher4By CentralCALadyToo many twists and characters not really credible. I much prefer the Jack Reacher series.
6:20 man2By Mrunderhill12Extremely jumbled