Drawn into this violent affair are two Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Both have been hired to prove a man's innocence in a domestic burglary involving an aristocratic, if dysfunctional, family. Soon, stunning secrets will lead the partners into the middle of a frantic search for a killer unlike any they've confronted before.
As the Hour Game barrels forward, Sean and Michelle face a macabre puzzle and uncover one horrifying revelation after another. Nearing the truth, they will find that their own lives are in danger. And then they're hit with the biggest surprise of all. When you play the Hour Game, you have to play to win. But time is running out...for all of them.
In Hour Game, best-selling master storyteller David Baldacci has created his most mind-blowing and satisfying thriller yet.
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"Utterly absorbing, complex mystery-thriller that spins in unexpected directions....A snappy surprise ending will have Baldacci's many fans remembering why they love this author so much." (Publishers Weekly)
One of the best books I've listened to from Audible. This book kept me riveted from start to finish. If you like good mysteries with lots of plot twists and good character development, I highly recommend this book. Excellent.
This is not Baldacci's best work, but a good read. Sean King is back with his sexy sidekick Michelle & they have their hands full investigating a seemingly unending string of murders. The plot gets muddled occasionally, but over-all I enjoyed this "chapter" in the Sean King saga.
I live in Michigan and have been a member of auible since it's onset. Hobbies are photography and writing...I am in the process of formatting my first novel for kindle and I hope everyone will read it. I LOVE AUDIBLE and listen to at least 3 unabridged books a month. !
Too many horses in his corral....and he couldn't round them up !
I usually like Balducci. Usually...except when he has this Shawn and Michele in them. Cardboard characters...He sent his murderers helter skelter....the reader almost needed a program to know who was offing whom.
The actual murderers were apparent by chapter 7.
Why did I listen to the other 93 chapters? Who writes a novel with over 100 chapters? I kept waiting for the ending...and finally after ending..after ending....after ridiculous ending. There it was.
His female lead character is a WONDER WOMAN, void of emotion. This novel was awful. I hope the author retires these characters and finds a new Batman and Robin.
David Baldacci is growing into one of our favorite writers. Currently is books seem to run in streaks. One great one and one far from great. this is one of those great books. Continuing with characters from a previous book that was indeed one of his best. It is a wonderful exciting whodunit and we loved it. Want more from David just like this one and still feel he has not been able to out do the Millionaire.... can't wait for more.
Very well researched book, full of great forensic insight. Full of twists and turns. The book was written and the narrator read in a way that made it easy to follow along and keep track of all the activities of the many characters involved in the investigations. great listen for a cold snowy day on the couch.
You'll be convinced that this book is about to end about 8 times before it finally does. The convoluted triumph of 2 ex-Secret Service agents is only possible thanks to absolute ineptitude on the parts of the police and FBI. 2 highly accomplished professional females are represented in an insultingly paternalistic manner, with the petulant emotions of 8th graders, as they fight over a condescending male who sneers at and flirts with them both. Conversations are littered with cliches and excrutiatingly obvious observations. I've enjoyed a few Baldacci books in the past, but after this plodder I will probably only pick one (from the bargain bin) up out of desperation in the future.
I have to say that this book was entertaining. There was very strong character development. However, I didn't care much for the main characters. I hate to say this, but they seem like busy-body private investigators with a holier-than-thou complex.
This book is filled with suspects. I enjoyed the character development of the suspects. They seem real and you hate to suspect them for these horrible murders.
I am very picky. I liked this story, but I don't think I'll be buying any thing from this author any time soon. I did finish the whole audiobook and it was entertaining, but I have heard better.
My goodness this is an involved mystery! Multiple killers, clues and a truck full of personal problems. It is fun and entertaining - perfect summer listen.
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