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
Yes, I've listened to 3 others and enjoyed them much more
They added a second narrator for the female parts. She's horrible! It ruins the entire performance.
Barely due to the aforementioned duel narrator disaster.
I have only read two of Baldacci's books, both are great! This one is fast pacing, with plenty of action and suspense. A really good story very well narated. I recomend it.
I am writing this review because I am so glad I did not read the reviews first. The book was entertaining and had a high level of suspense. I think some readers were too critical. I read for entertainment and this was a great story and held my interest as all Baldacci books do. I did not find the narration distracting, never even gave it a second thought. The average ratings are four star, so that tells you someone liked it besides me !
Love a good book and great wine!
This book is among my favorites right up there with the Camel Club
Michelle and Sean what a couple!!
These two narrators bring the book to life in my mind and it plays the "movie" in my head.
I laughed at some passages and was very surprised at others.
This is a great job done by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. I really enjoy when they work together, so I respectfully dissagree with other Audible members on this. David Baldacci is becoming one of my favorite writers.
tense, surprising, edgy
Yes it did
I was most surprised by the last two major events. They were a surprise but confirmed my suspicions I'd had all along.
I bought this book despite the bad review someone had done on it. I really liked the male and female voices for a change. It added to the story. Glad I took a chance and bought it.
The story never seemed to have a slow point so I just kept listening until the guy says " Audible hopes you enjoyed this program,"
The writing is good enough so the two of them seem to easily weave in and out of the story.
I liked the last chapter and the ending
I have always enjoyed the King Maxwell series. Ron McLarty has a very good narrating style.
This narration was tedious at best because of the addition of Ms. Cassidy. It was choppy, and her southern accents were terrible. She made the characters sound like backwoods hicks! Perhaps she should actually visit the south and hear what a real southern accent sounds like.
The female narrations almost caused me to stop listening. I had to rewind numerous times to hear what I had missed due to the distraction of Ms. Cassidy's voice. Wish I had saved my credit and bought the ebook! Then I could have imagined the voices as they should have been as I read it.
Probably not, because the narration was so bloody distracting. Various voices and accents were not even consistent within themselves.
A more realistic story line would be a good start. Then just one narrator. Stopped after an hour, just refused to waste my time. I have not found this series / these two main characters particularly worthwhile: plots just too unrealistic for my tastes.
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