A former government assassin, John Carr, tries to leave his old life behind after making two more kills. One man is a senator, and the other is the director of the CIA. They are the same men that ordered a hit on his own family after he tried to leave his job as a government sanctioned murderer. However, his old boss, Macklin Hayes, sends men after him. John, after changing his name to Oliver Stone, decides to settle down in the small, rural, coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia. John quickly becomes popular and loved in the town, and starts to relax. However, the town is not what it seems- something strange is going on, creating the same violence that John was trying to get away from. His friends catch word of the manhunt after him- and try their hardest to deter Joe Knox, the leader of the hunt. However, Knox is starting to believe that Carr is a good man- and Macklin Hayes is hiding something big.
I enjoyed reading Divine Justice by David Baldacci. It is an action-packed, interesting book that is filled with excitement and suspense. I liked the storyline and the different, realistic characters that Baldacci used in the book. The way he described the action was superb, and very detailed. However, some parts of the novel didn't seem realistic, and the ending seemed too ideal. I think that people who like reading spy novels or mystery novels would really enjoy this, as well as anyone who likes action novels. This book made me think of the illicit things that our government probably does, and made me feel sorrow for Carr's family. I would definitely recommend this book to others, as it is a action-packed thriller of a novel.
Reviewed by NK, Grade 10