Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.
©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette Audio
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
Despite a promising start to this series, the books have been getting sillier and sillier and the characters moving into sloppy cartoon versions of themselves. Nothing is believable...the plotting is convoluted. The whole thing smacks of contractual obligation.
Baldacci has been going steadily downhill. He crashes with the Sixth Man.
This is my favorite book all times.
Big surprise at the end.
I was addicted to this book
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this one. I have no idea if it's a good story or not. I can't stand the male/female narration thing. I want to listen to a book being read, not a play being acted out by actors. Would the publisher PLEASE re-release this audible book with a single narrator reading the book?
I have thoroughly enjoyed Baldacci's previous books with Sean and Michelle, but this one has me very confused. Over the first 4 books the title characters became more connected and seemed to be a couple, but in The Sixth Man they are almost like strangers. The chemistry in the previous novels is non-existent. Cassidy's narration is also a bit annoying. There is an odd "southern" accent to her Michelle character, but I never got the impression that Michelle was from the South.
Please, Please, don't do modern things with the narration of books.
Keep it simple with ONE good reader, and DON'T use several readers...
'He heard a woman speaking behind him'... And then we hear a woman. totally
out of character, and place,,
Just manage to hear one hour of this.. maybe the book is good, but the production is BAD..
I like a complex story and an author who enables the reader to use thier imagination as they listen. The author delivers well and makes it hard to stop listening. I appreciated the distinct female voice (enhancing a single reader experience) and wasn't distracted with the nuance of "accent".
Perhaps the best in the King and Maxwell series.
Wish Audible would enable Choosing and Filtering Reviewers like books.
Finding useful reviews here is getting very difficult.
Good story, though a little far fetched. As others have said, the female narrator just didn't fit. I don't think she's a bad narrator as some stated, just not a fit for how I envisioned the character of Michelle.
Author, rabid Audible listener.
Somtimes David Baldacci delivers a great book that just sends you past reality and sometimes he pushes things over the edge. This book did the latter for me and it was hard to suspend belief when you learn the significant role the 6th Man plays in this book. At the end of the day though, the characters of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are perfect together and I just can't get enough of them. In the 6th Man Michelle really is comic relief throughout with her love of guns and ammo above shoes and cute dresses which makes for fun entertainment. While I truly had a hard time with the actual plot, I did love the book overall and that is primarily because of Sean and Michelle. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are perfect choices for this book and I can't think of anyone that would be better. Enjoy the book but be prepared to just ignore how silly the plot actually is.
Say something about yourself!
I was warned by other reviews and I did purchased it anyway. One hour in and changed to another book already. The only way I'll finish this book is to read it. Is their anyway they can remaster this and send it to us? Narration is very poor.
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