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 found that the Ron McLarty was asleep whe he read this book. Orlagh Cassidy was not much better. I have an IPOD, I set it on faster to get through most of the book. Then I gave up. Poor book and very poor readers.
Go back to orginal reader. Orlagh Cassidy is terrible
Ron McLarty by himself
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.
I couldn't get through the first chapter and I love Ron M. The female narrator was so bad I had to shut it off and delete it. What a waste of money and probably a good story.
Switching between male/female narrator was distracting and annoying. The female narrator overplayed the characters and was inconsistent in her portrayals. McLarty did a fantastic job on the previous book and didn't need a co-pilot - especially one as frustrating to listen to as Cassidy!
I have to say I do not like the addition of a female narrator. Ron McLarty doesn't need it. My favorite narrators are the ones that I don't even notice their voice changing. Like Len Cariou and Dick Hill. Even though I could return this book for a credit I will keep going because I like Baldacci and so far story not so bad.
Although I think this story sounded a little familiar, it was enjoyable. But the narration was problematic. Mclarty too old for Sean King, Cassidy not quite right for MM. They are both good narrators, but not for this series. Bring back Scott Brick!
Only if you are a die-hard Baldacci Fan and can forgive a slightly below average story and horrible female narration. Ron McLarty continues to be amazing.
Rather than a surpise ending, the plot started to feel like an author's "Cookbook" formula or a 'fill in the blank' story. Somewhat far-fetched, but predictable at the end....
Ron McLarty as sole narrator is flawless. I would listen to him read the phone book! BUT FOR HEAVENS SAKE, GET RID OF this female narrator-- she does not portray the women in the novel near as well as Ron McLarty can. . Her south accent is irritating and distracting to the story. And unfortunately, she destroys the female characters. Had I not read Baldacci books with Sean King and Michelle Maxwel I would never had known that Michelle is a terrific heroine and that these two make a great team. This will be the last audio book I buy with her as narrator.
I listened to this during a cross country car ride and finished over a 2 day span of time. I enjoyed the book but the last 25% got tiresome and I couldn't wait to 'get it over with' so I could start another book.
I'm not so sure my Audible subscription is worth the money if there are going to be so many 'mediocre' narrators......
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 !
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