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by David Baldacci


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Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. IT ONLY TOOK A SPLIT SECOND, although to Secret Service agent Sean King it seemed like the longest split second ever.

Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment, and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. They were on the campaign trail at a nondescript hotel meet-and-greet in a place so far out you almost had to use a satellite phone to reach the boonies.

It's an interesting story; one that details how a momentary distraction caused King to look away at the precise moment that an assassin shot the presidential candidate he was supposed to be protecting when he was a Secret Service agent.

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The King and Maxwell book series is a crime novel book series created by David Baldacci. There are currently six books in the series featuring two former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Publication Date: September 30, 2003. Pages: 482 (Mass Market Paperback). Publication Date: October 26, 2004. Pages: 736 (Hardcover). Publication Date: April 24, 2007. Pages: 420 (Hardcover). Publication Date: April 21, 2009.

King and Maxwell Series. Sean King is a former Secret Service agent who allowed his attention to wander for a split second, an error that resulted in the death of the presidential candidate he had been protecting. Michelle Maxwell is a former Secret Service agent who lost the politician she was supposed to protect when the politician vanished behind closed doors while comforting a grieving widow. Their destinies converge when Michelle becomes obsessed with Sean’s case, and when Sean needs the help of a new friend to solve crimes that implicate him as the culprit.

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Eight years after leaving the Secret Service following the assassination of the third-party presidential candidate he had been protecting, Sean King, now a lawyer and part-time deputy sheriff, reluctantly joins forces with agent Michelle Maxwell to uncover the truth when another third-party candidate is abducted. 1,000,000 first printing.

Comments: (7)

Buge
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are among my favorite fictional detectives and in "Split Second" author David Baldacci spins a tale about how they first met and, eventually, became partners with their own agency.
It's an interesting story; one that details how a momentary distraction caused King to look away at the precise moment that an assassin shot the presidential candidate he was supposed to be protecting when he was a Secret Service agent. It also explains how Maxwell wound up suspended eight years later when a candidate she was protecting was kidnapped.
That should make this a 5-star novel but Baldacci, in my opinion, doesn't quite make the villain and his henchmen very convincing. They are cartoonish more than menacing; cutouts rather than fully realized characters with believable motives. Baldacci does try to explain the villain's reasons by saying he is insane but... well, that's just not really believable given the length of time that passes between the death of one candidate and the kidnapping of another. It is, in fact, not very believable when it comes to explaining the assassination.
That said, Baldacci does a nice job fleshing out King and Maxwell, which makes this a 4-star story rather than a 2-star or 3-star novel. As a reader - or, in this case a listener - I enjoyed the interaction between the two protagonists. I also liked the way Baldacci painted both of them: King, more reserved, Maxwell, more action oriented.
As I said, King and Maxwell are favorites of mine and I can only hope that in subsequent novels Baldacci brings readers fully realized villains with believable motives.
Kipabi
The story line is quite farfetched but it brings together Secret Service agents Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. 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. It is Michelle who recognizes the commonality of the two cases and tracks down Sean in his mountain cabin in the mountains of Virginia.

The pair of them carefully reexamine both crime scenes and track down witnesses, only to discover that previous assumptions were totally inadequate. As they get closer to a solution, their lives are put in serious jeopardy. If they bring the same determination and perceptiveness to future cases, they will be a team that will be hard to reckon with. By far, it is the interaction of the two that makes this book entertaining.
Dori
There is an irrepressible genius at work in this guy’s writing. 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.

Each of DBs books is a roller coaster of events interlaced with moments of plot-refining reflection. While from a distance, his novels might seem formulaic and ultimately predictable, they are nearly always saved by the genius of particulars.

I suppose that’s why I keep reading his work. Ineluctably drawn into his next adventure.....
Siatanni
**** For pure entertainment and reading pleasure, this was great. It took two different incidents spread apart by 8 years involving Secret Service members who lost their protectee, and placed these two events together in a thrilling adventure that ended up joining the two ex -Secret Service agents into a new partnership of King and Maxwell, Private Investigators. These two ex-agents are good, and they have great chemistry between them. They complement each other’s talents, brains, and energies, and will make for some great stories down the line with Baldacci. As always, Baldacci spins a yarn that has so many twists and turns that I changed suspects at least three times, and still didn’t get it right. There are so many details that come together to solve these crimes that it is mind spinning. Good story.
Otrytrerl
This was my first read of a David Baldacci book. I don’t know if I’ll be back.

I liked it through the first half. I liked the premise of two Secret Service agents, each professionally disgraced by an attack on the presidential candidate they were respectively guarding, drawn to each other to dig deeper into the crimes, which show links despite the years between them.

In the more recent case, candidate John Bruno has been kidnapped while agent Michelle Maxwell headed up his protective case. In one eight years earlier, agent Sean King shot and killed the shooter of candidate Clyde Ritter, but is blamed for having been distracted just long enough to miss stopping the assassination.

Their investigation is complicated by the involvement of former agent Joan Dillinger, a onetime flame of King’s somehow involved the day of the shooting but for whom King has been covering all these years. Now she’s a private consultant working on finding Bruno, and wouldn’t mind rekindling things with King, either. He’s remade his life as a quietly successful small-town lawyer. Is she on the level? What’s she really up to? And meanwhile the Secret Service is gunning for both King and Maxwell, black sheep blamed for making the agency look bad.

The story moved fast and the character development wasn’t bad. In the middle, it dragged a little, but not seriously. King and Maxwell's chemistry isn't bad, nor is the tension between King and Dillinger.

My big criticism here is the ending. The plot behind the two attacks was so unlikely and, moreover, so cheesy and soap-opera like as to make me lose a lot of respect. No spoilers here, but let’s just say had they had they had an evil twin, it would not have been out of place. The climax was ridiculous. The bad guys also seemed too magically omnipotent, somehow seeming to be every place, all the time, to nearly but not quite kill the good guys.

And it’s a pity, because both the original premises – assassination plots, how Secret Service agents protect candidates and the agency’s culture – and some of the background, particularly the deeper history going back to Vietnam, Nixon, war protesters and 1960s radicals, is the type of solid stuff good intrigues and whodunits can be made from. But in the end it was a little too much of a mass market paperback for me.
Split Second (King & Maxwell) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN: 0446530891
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (September 1, 2003)
Pages: 406 pages