Please call before going to store. Warner Books, October 2004 Set in the mountain west, these books will leave you gasping for air. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. So far, there is no chemistry between King and Maxwell, nor is there any rationale for their lack of communication which puts them in the hospital on the brink of death several times, and leads to the deaths of other characters. He has a massive surprise in store and he just cannot wait to reveal it. ISBN: 0446531081. Not Currently Available for Direct Purchase. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. David Baldacci's latest novel marks the return of former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell who are ready for more after the events of 2003's bestseller SPLIT SECOND. Michelle's partner Sean King is the voice of reason, the level-headed one, who can match mile by mile, weight by weight whatever Michelle throws at him whenever he wants too. King is losing friends, colleagues and clients fast and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, is playing curious games – she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something . Having completed (and enjoyed) Baldacci's later series (Will Robie, Amos Decker, Atlee Pine), I decided to go back to his early work to see his development as a writer. Hardcover, Large Print (10/26/2004) But he does have an agenda in mind and he wants the two detectives to find him. But the book had some flaws. To submit requests for assistance, or provide feedback regarding accessibility, please contact . This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The CIA keeps a lot of secrets. But I felt the plot was rather convoluted and unbelievable, even though I realise it is a work of fiction. In HOUR GAME, King and Michelle are hired by a defense attorney to prove the innocence of his client accused of burglarizing the home of one of the most wealthy and influential people in town, the Battles. Now they will face their greatest danger featuring a foe like they never imagined who is playing for keeps. Hardcover (10/1/2004). There is an irrepressible genius at work in this guy’s writing. Please try your request again later. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. After his wife and daughter are killed, Jack Hunter wants revenge. ), Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2018. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He has sold over a 100 million copies worldwide in print of his novels and over 3 million ebooks. Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. Well I worked out who did it 2/3rd through but didn't get all the angles, and there were still surprises until near the end. Other Editions of This Title: In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments. An American operative in Russia is on the run in a thriller of betrayal and international intrigue by the author of The Eighth Sister. For the few cents I paid for the kindle edition it was worth it, but I wouldn't pay anything like full price for it. Elsewhere by Dean Koontz Learn more about this epic new thriller. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 448 pages The story is ridiculous ,not that it matters, the book is entertaining,perhaps that’s enough. The story is filled with quite a few surprises and the plot is a bit over the top, but so what? Perfect for fans of Rapp, Reacher, Harvath, and Bosch. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There is also nothing in any way thought provoking to add to the general interest. Some of the early plotting seemed reasonable and created several interesting mysteries. The twist-laden mystery novel turns into a heavy action thriller that brings out the two protagonists' personalities to the forefront and lets them loose. Contact: Yvonne Klein (, [ About | Reviews | Search | Submit ] The characters were okay. "King and Maxwell are fictional treats, a fabulously entertaining team, and the action is hot and hard."—. The Decoys: A Tim and Mary Ann Hall Mystery (3), Prepper Jack: The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series (12), The David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series: Books 1-4 (The David Wolf Series Box Set). Please don't waste your time! Complicating matters is a serial killer murdering people near town. Online and in-store stock may differ. WARNING: This thriller is unputdownable. Bestselling thriller author David Baldacci teaches his techniques for writing a novel that builds suspense from the first page to the last in his first-ever MasterClass. . Read at the risk of missing deadlines at work and invoking the wrath of your neglected significant others. Keep moving! The whole thing is a bit like a piece of music that has a nice tune, but no harmonic or rhythmic interest. Small clues, happenstance, odd stuff at the edges that turn out to be critical to plot development: all lead to nearly impossible outcomes that occur by the squeakiest of margins without contrivance or implausible leaps. The one to look out for is Michelle 'Do first, ask questions later' Maxwell. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018. Something went wrong. Digital Audiobook (3/31/2005) Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020. There were a few plot devices that were a bit silly if you took them too seriously (one of the characters thinks they've cracked some part of the puzzle but refuses to say why or how, which both keeps the reader artificially in the dark, and means more bad stuff can happen because the other characters aren't up to speed) but overall I think the plot is the book's strength. Whether it is imitating the Zodiac killer or the Son of Sam, he does what he does with no apparent rhyme or reason according to the press. But knowing that he was embarking in a new direction makes these lapses forgivable, even enjoyable. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you. She knows what her priorities are when someone is trying to kill her with a car and knows the perfect way to relax -- running a marathon, rowing for miles, or pummeling and kicking a punching bag to death. Discussion in 'Crime Fiction, Thrillers, & Mysteries' started by rainmaker, Jan 15, 2006. rainmaker New Member. But the way he tied it all together may be the worst ending I've read in a while. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Professional pride, romantic tension, and common causes bring together Sean King and Michelle Maxwell as a crime-solving dynamic duo. You might just like it even if you figure things out early. If they thought their last adventure was something, think again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. $26.95 He is a devious manipulator and everything is moving like clockwork just as he wanted. Fans of Longmire, Joe Pickett, and Prey Series will love the David Wolf novels. It's some of the more subtle aspects of a good read that are missing. DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. How could I care? Simple Genius (King & Maxwell Series (3)), King and Maxwell (King & Maxwell Series (6)), Headshot: CIA Assassin (Jack Hunter Book 1), The Asset: American Assassin (Lance Spector Book 1), Corrupt Justice: A Legal Thriller (Tex Hunter Book 3), Catch and Kill: A Shadow Operatives Thriller, The Secret Weapon (Alexander King Book 1), NANTUCKET RAMPAGE: TERROR ON THE ISLAND FERRY. Grand Central Publishing, 9781455576371, 608pp. A CIA Assassin with a weakness. It is Michelle who recognizes the commonality of the two cases and tracks down Sean in his mountain cabin in the mountains of Virginia. Despite what a couple of other reviewers have said to the contrary, I find the characters to be so paper-thin that I cannot in any way empathise with any of them: this makes it a bit less gripping than it could be because if one of them were to be killed, say, so what? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Split Second is followed by Hour Game, Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell. Buy in the UK | Buy in Canada: David Baldacci's latest novel marks the return of former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell who are ready for more after the events of 2003's bestseller SPLIT SECOND. As a crime thriller Split Second held my interest. Give it a shot. Powerful and ferocious, this legal thriller will leave you gasping for air…, “A perfect medley of high-tech thrills and old-school James Bond espionage.”. The Battles are carefully protecting something or someone and this family has been an enigma in their town for generations. Nothing to read here! What would you do to stop an army general from toppling the government? hour game by David Baldacci ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 26, 2004 A serial killer with a sense of history is the baddie in this latest from Baldacci, one of the reigning kings of … Paperback (3/25/2014) This novel regarding two Secret Service agents starts off with a bang, and a wonderful set-up. Please try again. Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy Season, Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2016. Read the riveting opening to the Jack Hunter series. by David Baldacci For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Mass Market (9/1/2005) It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The story line is quite farfetched but it brings together Secret Service agents Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. But also present are the marks of a writer just beginning his journey: stilted dialogue, cardboard - even comical - villains, and an unnecessary plethora of red herrings. Both are on the outs with the agency because each is blamed for permitting harm to come to presidential candidates they were protecting in two incidents eight years apart. This one takes the biscuit , as they say. Non-stop, high-stakes action. [ About | Reviews | Search | Submit ], HOUR GAME Live a little. I've read many Baldacci books and his output is uneven. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Split Second (King & Maxwell Series Book 1), © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates.

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