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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series.

Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying events now shaking the prosperous town of Wrightsburg....

The unidentified corpse of an attractive young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids, one shot in the back, the other in the face, are found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in her own home. A serial killer is on the loose. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at the scene of each crime - corresponding to the victim's position on his hit list.

As the killing spree escalates, it seems that the fractured Battle family are somehow involved, and Maxwell and King suddenly find themselves racing to solve an intricate puzzle, one that is full of tantalizing clues but barren of solid evidence and one that is leaving even the FBI confounded. And all the while, the body count is rising....

Hour Game is followed by Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

©2004 Hachette Audio (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Triple E! Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Great story, characters and narration. You won't be dissapointed. Classic whodunnit that can match any of the greats you heard before. Had me hooked from beginning to surprising end.

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  • Dr. J. Crawford
  • 10-13-17

Completely absurd

The worst Baldacci book I’ve come across. Maxwell and King are hotshot Private investigators. In fact King does all the clever deducing helped by the author repeatedly resorting to referencing things which hadn’t been mentioned previously. All the athleticism is Maxwell’s otherwise gender stereotypes prevail throughout. Add in the cliched array of incompetent keystone cops and you have it.
The plot is totally implausible and completely overwrought. Basically it concerns a serial killer running amok in a small community. The cops are useless and deputise our heroes to do their job. King figures it all out. Maxwell is continually asking “What’s going on Sean?” being completely unable to keep up with the pace of his deductions despite her much vaunted IQ. She’s got his back though and rescues him a couple of times and the favour is returned. The book has a couple false endings before finally collapsing in a totally laughable denouement.

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  • Resham D
  • 06-21-17

David Baldacci and Scott Brick do it again

Good story as always and excellent narration. Pity Book one in the series is damaged in the recording.

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  • John H.
  • 10-30-17

Worth spending time with Baldacci keeps it moving

Good complex story, Brick is easy to listen to. lots of twists and turns. The finish suggests a sequel.

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  • Rogue
  • 10-02-17

Great Characters, Great Story.

loved It. I was engrossed from page one until the very end. the performance was top class too.

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  • oAjCo
  • 09-13-17

Excellent Comprehensive Thriller, Mystery

Fabulous writting, Fabulous Narrator, can't get any work done ready for number three ......

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  • Z. Lambe
  • 07-23-17

Amazing!

Well written and narrarated and kept me interested and in suspense to the very end. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Richard
  • 06-22-17

Story good narration grates

The story is as riveting as the first two books but the narrator is beginning to grate. Napoleon may well have been a grumpy individual but the "Frenchified" voice used becomes increasingly hard to listen to. This is always a danger. When I read a book I don't put on accents. I began to long to get back to hearing about Arthur.

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  • max
  • 06-13-17

Hour game

A gripping story and a good read this is the 2nd book of David baldacci l have read will look for more

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  • Phillip
  • 05-18-17

Off the charts amazing from start to finish

David Baldacci wow wow wow loved this book, twists and turns from start your finish !!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-25-17

Not Impressed with this title at all

What would have made Hour Game better?

The story is all over the place and narrator of the book is no good at all

Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

Love David Baldacxi and enjoyed Split Second but this follow up is not up to his usual standard. I am going to return this book

How could the performance have been better?

The Narrator voice is boring and has no substance

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