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 #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci’s new thriller.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A troubled veteran is blackmailed into becoming a financial investigator in David Baldacci’s conspiracy thriller. Former Army Ranger Travis Devine has left the military for a dreary job in finance. When the newly minted MBA’s co-worker and ex-girlfriend dies, his tiresome routine is shattered—and he’s pulled into a high-stakes investigation of the firm where he hopes to make his fortune. With his usual skill, Baldacci makes the cutthroat world of Wall Street feel almost like a war zone. And watching a West Point grad like Travis navigate such unfamiliar terrain—in a suit and tie no less—is both interesting and thrilling. Zachary Webber’s no-nonsense narration captures the steadily increasing tension of this thriller, where financial fraud leads to international intrigue at the highest level.
The 6:20 man is a great albeit slow burn read. It really picks up at the final 20% of the book and I was a bit miffed watching all these red herrings fly by trying to catch my attention. But the protagonist persevered through! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Love this book would recommend
Hope the “6:20 Man” makes a return in character for an encore!
The first night listening to the audio book, I could not stop listening. Really liked the story line and the ending was riveting. Would make a great movie!!