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Publisher's Summary

She's trained to kill. He's beaten the best. This time all bets are off. Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case to date.

Michelle had chased many things in her life. As a track star and later Olympic rower, she had constantly pitted herself against others in races. As a cop in Tennessee she had run down her share of felons fleeing the scenes of their crimes. As a Secret Service agent she had been fleet of foot next to limos carrying important leaders. Tonight, though, she was competing against a long-legged teenager with the boundless energy and fresh knees of youth who had a substantial head start and was running like the devil was on his heels....

King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his soldier father has been killed in Afghanistan. But then Tyler receives an email from his father... after his supposed death. Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? Was his mission all that it seemed? Has Tyler's life been a lie, and could he be the next target?

It's clear that King and Maxwell have stumbled upon something even more sinister when those in power seem intent on removing them at any cost. Determined to help and protect Tyler, their search for the truth takes them on a perilous journey which not only puts their lives at risk but arrives at a frightening conclusion.

©2013 Columbus Rose, Ltd (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Don
  • BusseltonAustralia
  • 01-13-14

Contender for Baldacci's worst book...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

absolutely the worst book Baldacci has written with its trite characters and unbelievable plot. The story would be looked down upon the most derring do fifth formers.Can't think who would enjoy it. I must admit on name alone I listened until part 2 but in the 200 odd books I have chosen from audio books this is the first I have not finished.

What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

Just the absolute triteness of the oh too macho characters ,including Maxwell, and the heavy so-called humour of her slovenishness.

What three words best describe Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s voice?

Soap operaish

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Pity that such a good talent would put his name to this rubbish

Any additional comments?

No will not waste any more words

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  • glenda
  • 02-05-17

King & Maxwell

Loved this book. Book made all the better by the 2 narrators. Can't wait for the 2nd book in the series.

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  • Daisy
  • 08-17-16

Loved it

Great book that I waited with delight for each time I turned it on to listen

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  • Paul Loseby
  • 10-10-15

Thoroughly enjoyed the book and narration.

An excellent book and the narrators were the best I've listened to. Thoroughly recommended - excellent

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  • Susan Gould
  • 02-15-15

Riveting listen

As always David Baldacci keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. This is the second time I have listened and the enjoyment wasn't lessened.

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  • Squirrelxxxxx
  • 12-17-13

King and Maxwell

This is book 6 in the King and Maxwell series. They are all excellent reads and the narrators make the books even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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  • M Lang
  • 12-06-13

Another great, fast paced easy read

What did you like most about King and Maxwell?

Baldacci may not be the best writer of words, but he knows how to write great stories that make you turn the page. Combined with McLarty and Cassidy, hitting another home run with their great narration, this book will will keep you sat in the car listening to the end of chapters when you should be elsewhere.

What was one of the most memorable moments of King and Maxwell?

It's not the most high pressured book from Baldacci, but that leaves space for his two longest serving characters to breathe.

What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

McLarty and Cassidy are a perfect fit for Baldacci. Their characterisations never get in the way of the book.

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I don't know if this is more of a US thing, but it's really odd to hear people talking about SMS texts as if they're a new invention.

One character insists a teenager rings a friend instead of texting so that "they know that it's you". These days, a teenager not texting or messaging would be a sure sign that's something's wrong!

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  • Roger Dunn
  • 12-01-13

Other fine offering

A worthy sequel to "The Sixth Man", David Baldacci excels once more with a fast paced thriller that has plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader/listener's attention. All in all an enjoyable read where you don't have to think too much to understand it, just sit back and enjoy. As with his other books, the narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy is superlative and only enhances the listening experience. They really bring a book to life.

There seems to be a never ending supply of excellent books from Baldacci with this series plus the Will Robie and John Puller books, perhaps he is now the king of this genre? Watch out Jack Reacher!

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  • Brian
  • 11-18-13

Great read from the master

Would you listen to King and Maxwell again? Why?

Definatley they are great together

What was one of the most memorable moments of King and Maxwell?

Maxwell & the President in the beast (car)

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favourite?

Maxwell

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it could not take my earphones off

Any additional comments?

Lets have some more Baldacci Ron & Orlagh

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 01-10-18

Penny for those thoughts

Stunning, page turning tale full of exciting happenings , twists and turns and many laugh aloud passages of banter dialogue between the two main characters . I do hope this couple will feature in future stories .

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  • Jenny Elliott
  • 09-08-17

King And Maxwell

Brilliant story as always from David Baldacci. Excellently narrated by Ron Mclarty and Orla Cassidy.

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  • Mari
  • 07-08-14

Did not finish it

It is hard to review this book as I could not get past a couple of hours. The story was boring and I found the characters of King and Maxwell very irritating, which surprised me because I did enjoy the first book in this series. I did not mind the dual narration or the sound effects. I am afraid that this is the last David Baldacci book for me. Perhaps I have just read too many now.

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