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King and Maxwell | [David Baldacci]

King and Maxwell

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.
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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell - former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, featured in the hit TNT TV series King & Maxwell - in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever....

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death.

Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?

Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler - though they may pay for it with their lives.

(Book 6 of the series)

©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Hachette

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 08-12-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2015

    Don't miss the Bino Phillips series by AW Gray. They are largely unknown, but as good as any ive read!

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    "It's a Fun, Slightly Flawed Conspiracy Novel"

    Please don't misunderstand my ratings. This is indeed a fast and fun read. I really think I am just tired of grand conspiracies that seem too far fetched for my liking.

    The narration rating may be misleading as well. I liked both narrators, but I prefer to listen to only one for any book. The only exception I can think of is The Help. But what really drew my ire in this production were the sound effects. They are simply unnecessary and take away from the story.

    The plot is perfectly paced and filled with great characters. What irritates me is the way King and Maxwell become involved in the mystery. They are driving in a rain storm and see a stranger, a 16 year old kid running down the road with a gun. Suddenly they are involved in an international conspiracy. It is unrealistic and even trite. Another misgiving is the motivations of the villain is impossible for me to believe. There are real conspiracies that are stranger than fiction, the UN sex traffic scandal comes to mind. I just cannot think of a powerful person misusing that power because of a personal vendetta. An example of a fictional, personal motivation setting off an international event I find believable is the death of Ramius's wife in Clancy's Red October. It forced Ramius to face the truth about what Russian politics had become.

    What makes this fun for me is Baldacci's characters. Far from super heroes, they are simply talented, driven professionals with the same every day problems all of us face. They are smart, resourceful, athletic and attractive, but not without flaws. And there's a romantic more than sexual tension between them I find refreshing.

    So I guess I'm critical because I liked much of what I read. Does that make sense?

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Saikungbob Hong Kong 03-10-14
    Saikungbob Hong Kong 03-10-14 Member Since 2006

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    "just okay"
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    Okay, so this isn't great literature, but it's okay for a long flight; however, I really wish that they'd drop those truly cheesy sound effects.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Costello 12-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Just So-So"
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    This read like a made-for-tv movie that frankly was pretty boring. I expected more out of Baldacci

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Saco, ME, United States 12-02-13
    Kate Saco, ME, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2008

    I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.

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    "Another Solid Baldacci book"

    The story of King and Maxwell continues with its usual mix of humor and international intrigue. It picks up a few months after the last novel where Michele had been seriously injured. She is mostly back to her usual self as they are driving along one night and nearly hit a young man who is running in the dark with a gun.

    They, of course, chase after him and get drawn into his struggle to find out what happened to his soldier father who was reported dead. The story focuses on all the twists and turns as they seek to learn the truth and wind up nearly getting killed a few times along the way.

    I did find this one to be a bit more convoluted than usual. It was still interesting and we got to learn that Sean has an ex-wife and a bit more about his past.

    I enjoyed it and there is a good twist in the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laall 12-02-13
    laall 12-02-13
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    "Another good King & Maxwell"

    I particularly enjoyed this after the TV series and I could "see" them in my mind from the series (Why did it get cancelled????)

    Not crazy about the female narrator, but overall they did a good job.

    The story is far fetched, but it's fiction and to be expected in a "thriller".

    The main reason I gave it a 4 though was because I hate the sound effects. Just read the dang book, it's not a movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 11-25-13
    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Baldacci is always worth waiting for"
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    King and Maxwell is an engaging mystery. No moments of boredom - the case just kept getting larger and more involved. It was easy to question the wisdom of several of the characters, but believable. Maxwell irritates somewhat - but I have a hard time with severely messy people. Good Read, just what I always get from Baldacci

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edmond Glendale, ca United States 05-04-15
    Edmond Glendale, ca United States 05-04-15 Member Since 2002
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    "I could not wait for this book to be over."
    What would have made King and Maxwell better?

    The voice dramatization was awful and cheesy.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    Perhaps.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It interrupted the rhythm.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not wait for this to be over and finally I quit, although there were only few chapters left. It was that bad.

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    James Aurora, CO 05-02-15
    James Aurora, CO 05-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"

    Entertaining very good story makes you think about what could be possible if it already isn't. Very well performed. Read or listen to this on

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    Michael 04-15-15
    Michael 04-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen"

    Enjoyed this work immensely. Baldacci is a fine writer. Held my interest from open to close. Highly recommend. Worth listening.

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    80'scookie 04-08-15
    80'scookie 04-08-15
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    "Great action story"

    So many stories, I feel, leave me hanging. King and maxwell Did not leave me disappointed! Very good narrating too

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