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
I think what made me like the book from the beginning was easily because of the other series books and the TV series making the characters be in focus.
Suspenseful, exciting, enjoyable
Yes. It's hard to buck the U.S. government and yet they somehow manage to succeed.
Yes but I couldn't and it drove me crazy
This was a great story, full of suspense and an extremely great plot.
The voice inflections, gave this story the human side of an otherwise flat storyline. They used emotion that you could almost feel when they were talking. Some of the sound effects startled me and kept me on the edge of the chair. Very well done altogether.
They made a series of this, and I enjoyed every episode. I wish they would continue with the characters and expand on the storyline. Edgar seems like quite the character, and was most enjoyable.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the King and Maxwell series and have read every book. No series can last forever and I've wondered which book in the series would seem too repetitive. For me its this one. It truly seemed like it was baked in a mold of the others with nothing inventive and the structure has become too repetitive for me to get excited about anymore.
Love the story and characters but wish there was just a single narrator. Seems choppy with the female narrator added. Still worth listening to. I got used to hearing the different characters portrayed in this book.
Loved them all :)
Just Ron McLarty would have been better
I listened through this over a weekend which are my busiest days with little "listening time". I couldn't stop. Even on the "re-read" I couldn't stop. The story caught my attention about a quarter through the first part (chapters 4-6) and carried it all the way to the end.
At times (very few) the added sound effects were a bit too loud but that was easy to overlook.
I like a book that welcomes me each time I return. Many books I read are for entertainment and this was one of them. Baldacci did a great job spinning a tale with just enough twists and turns that it stayed unpredictable. I liked the characters and look forward to going back in the series and learning more about them.
Both are great narrators. I know a book will be good when Orlagh Cassidy is a part of it. With that said, I did enjoy Ron McLarty's character a little more.
No but that's not a bad thing. I go back to my earlier comment about being entertained by a book. Even when I can, I don't want to sit and watch a whole TV series in one weekend, I prefer to be caught up in the story, a little at a time.
The client is a teen in search for answers about his father’s disappearance and King and Maxwell moved mountains to get them for him. It was an exciting story with surprising twist and unpredictable events. The narrator did an excellent job of giving each character a distinct voice so that it was easy to tell who was speaking. It was a great read.
Not really knowing what was going to happen even though I thought (hoped) the main characters would be okay by the book's end.
Yes, Baldacci's The Innocent. Just as good.
When it appeared that both the POTUS and Maxwell could be doomed.
I really got into the story. I'm amazed at the lengths someone would go to for revenge. Or, would that be the depths they'd go to? Who cares who gets hurt if in his sick mind, he gets the revenge he seeks. Excellent. I don't doubt there are those who are this determined. Not sure how much of the events/activities are realistic but I was concerned about both King and Maxwell. Yeah, I know ... most authors don't kill off main characters but it has happened!
I really do enjoy the escape of Baldacci's King and Maxwell series however I get fairly frustrated over the ambiguous love relationship.
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