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
This story had me at the very first chapter. It had great pacing, loved the narration of the characters, and the story was just suspenseful enough without being thoroughly complicated. Also, the story details and background were great. I especially loved the characters' personal interactions with one another, and that was very believable. Two thumbs up from me! (but then I've always been a David Baldacci fan!)
The author is a walking grammatical contradiction. This serious became way too predictable after I realized that every story has a strikingly similar plot and almost carbon copy timeline.
The male narrator does not understand the intent of the use of emphasis, potentially leading the reader to believe that some statements were meant to be taken a totally different way.
This was a solid addition to the King and Maxwell franchise. The story was intriguing and involving, and and the tag team narration by McLarty and Cassidy was extremely well done. I could listen to these two all day. One of my favorite in the series. It was so nice to see the emotional development of these characters and I can't wait to see where Baldacci goes next.
The voice dramatization was awful and cheesy.
It interrupted the rhythm.
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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