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Split Second Audiobook

Split Second

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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia, Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. He's been there before. In an out-of-the-way hotel eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.

Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. She has become obsessed with Sean's case. And he needs a friend-especially since a series of macabre killings has brought him under suspicion and prompted the reappearance of a seductive woman he's tried hard to forget.

As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making-and are a long way from over...

©2003 Columbus Rose, Ltd.; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Baldacci's new thriller is sustained by the pulse-pounding suspense his fans have come to expect." (Booklist)

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    Sharon 07-30-15
    Sharon 07-30-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Story just so-so; narrator needs another job."

    I'm a first timer with DB novels. Thought the story to be somewhat plausible...until the end. Cardboard cutouts just sent me over the edge and not in a good way. So illogical it was comical. Also, King and Maxwell would have "discussions" during moments of high tension that detracted from the importance of the moment. I kept thinking "just SHUT UP and get on with it." I will pay attention to the books by DB next time to be sure that Scott Brick is not narrating. His nasal voice came across as making characters seem somewhat elitist (for lack of a better word). Book was interesting, I think, but couldn't get past the narrator. If possible I would have given him negative stars. I'll try another DB book only with a different narrator. And...lose the chapter changing music.

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    Beverly 07-28-15
    Beverly 07-28-15
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    "good mystery"

    good story. Had to pay close attention to keep up with so many characters and the swists and turns.

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    Kriten Rio Linda, CA, United States 07-24-15
    Kriten Rio Linda, CA, United States 07-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "on the edge of the chair"
    Would you listen to Split Second again? Why?

    It was good, kept you wondering whats next and just as you think you figure it out it changes


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sean King


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    if I had the time yes..


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    Ana 07-14-15
    Ana 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "David Baldacci Always Enterteining, not his best"

    I enjoyed the story but was not as intrigued by the characters or events surrounding

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    MaxR 07-14-15
    MaxR 07-14-15
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    "An exceptional story and performance!"

    I highly recommend it to everyone. Full of twist, turns and excitement. A must read.

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    Roy 07-14-15
    Roy 07-14-15
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    "Great Intro - First of the Series"

    Great audio listen. After having seen the old TV series I wanted to read or listen to a book in the series. I almost, mistakenly and confusingly, selected the "King and Maxwell" title, but fortunately discover that book to be later in the series. This one is the first book that introduces the back story to the detective team. A good story.

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    Jared 07-05-15
    Jared 07-05-15 Member Since 2016

    Son. Husband. Father. Brother/Pastor. Missionary/Friend. Educator/Writer.

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    "Interesting and Thrilling"

    Enjoyable read. Complicated plot. Lots of twists and turns. Complicated characters but good development. Riveting.

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    George 06-29-15
    George 06-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "narrator needs work."

    timing between scenes a little off. not enough emotion in reading, too much time between chapters.

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    Veronica R. Barrett 06-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good"

    It was pretty good. Although I had a hard time keeping up with the characters. Too many for me because I get interrupted quite a bit. All in all it was a good story.

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    Richard Mapleton, UT, United States 06-20-15
    Richard Mapleton, UT, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak story"

    Too much dependence on the improbable. Narrator was strong but not enough to overcome the story.

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