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
Were they even in the same room together when they recorded this? There is no chemistry between the two. McLarty is fantastic but Cassidy has no range of emotion, she seriously sounds like my gps.
Classic VBaldacci that held our interest from the first word through our 1250 mile, 2 and a half day dive to Florida.
It was like watching the TNT series. I loved the narration and sound effects.
Yes. Every time I thought I had it figured out something new popped up. This was my first read and listen to a Baldacci novel and I plan on picking up more King & Maxwell.
Edgar it was just like the actor on the show.
No just held me in suspense until the end.
I will be buying more.
The story overall
There are too many to list.
The natural flow of their conversations. Makes the story easy to listen to.
Enjoyed this series in the past, so I will read the book. The male/female narration in the same conversation is horrible (forgot about that on the last book!) Ron McLarty and Scott Brick did fine with the earlier books on there own.
Didn't get there
Not in tandem - performance was so stilted - like a high school play rehearsal - surely recorded separately - it undermined the close relationship depicted in previous reads. More like bickering teens in faux drama YA novels!
Will have to read to see.
I'm returning this one, and will remember to avoid male/female narration in the same conversation. (works in a Gone Girl, dual narrative, but not here).
Basic entertainment while driving was okay. Not as fine as other Baldacci Books
Familiarity with author and McLarty is what I enjoyed. Topic information was interesting and important to consider some underlying truths.
The woman was annoying
No. The interplay between their personalities is now bickering and mundane. Baldacci is really lacking the smart mix of tension and intelligent communication that mixed gender partners rely on for excellent story.
Give it up Orlagh Cassidy and get a day job!
At the beginning I was unsure if I was going to like this but I was surprised overall. I really like both of the narrators, they have done many David Baldacci books that I have listened to from Audible. This story had many twist and turns, very intertwined. I listen on my daily commute and it was so good I didn't want the commute to end each day! King and Maxwell make a great pair. Their shared history adds many interesting aspects to the story. So as not to be a spoiler I will say the last few chapters were crazy good! I hope there are more adventures planned for K&M.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
I always have high expectations when it comes to Baldacci. He's awesome almost always. This story was just ok for me. I may have liked it better if it were read by Scott Brick. Ron McLarty sounds different than a few years ago. I actually listened to most of it at double speed because he was reading so slow.
I would suggest they read it instead.
Yes. Love the series in general and previous audible experiences with these books has been much more satisfactory.
A single narrator is much better. Different readers interacting is distracting and slows the narrative. It was more like listening to a TV show. Please leave the sound effects to the listeners imagination as well.
Go back to the single reader format and skip the sound effects! I want to feel as if I read the book, not listened to a show.
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