Okay, I'm just as willing to suspend disbelief as the next guy, but there's a limit to which I can take. When two characters fire handguns at each other and the bullets COLLIDE IN MID-AIR, I'm done. Seriously.
This whole book seemed very, very contrived. The characters were contrived, the plot was contrived, and it seemed like the author phoned in that last few chapters, because he couldn't figure out any reasonably plausible ways to wrap up the loose ends.
I listened to this book after listening to "Split Second" and I liked it better than the first book. The book is fast paced and has plenty of curves to keep you thinking.
I thought the book did drag things out a bit. However, not every book can be a gripping great novel. As someone else noted, the book is in a series with the characters King and Maxwell, and that is why got it. I thought overall it was a good listen and gave you more of a chance to get to know the 2 main characters even more.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. Its not so much as to if he performs one character better over any of the others in the book...but it is more toward if he can narrate the whole book well and keep you engaged the whole time. I think he does a good job.
What a wonderful book I never knew what would happen next. He had me all the way.
I always enjoy Scott's read
This is a must read
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Solid story line that made it difficult to take breaks from listening and Scott Brick did his usual perfect performance. Really enjoyed this one.
You'll probably want to listen to it in one sitting just to find out what will happen next.
This is my second book in the King & Maxwell series. They never fail to get themselves into impossibly dangerous situations, but they seem to make it out of them as well... Another fast paced, exciting story from Baldacci.
The story involves many elements: A robbery where no one knows exactly what all was stolen, why the accused would get involved in such a big and complicated job after being on the straight and narrow for so many years, or why he'd be so sloppy, leaving many obvious clues behind; A rich, privileged, and troubled family somewhat like the "Ewings" of Dallas fame, with just as many complex issues driving their behavior; And finally, a maniac murderer who keeps killing people, leaving serial killer type clues behind and sending coded notes to the newspaper. Everyone is afraid because the killer doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason with regard to how the victims are chosen. There are no identifiable victim types, no pattern or similarities between the victims, and no established relationship between victims from one killing to the next.
King & Maxwell better move very quickly to figure this case out because people just keep dying.