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Publisher's Summary

In Simple Genius, David Baldacci reintroduces the main characters from best sellers Split Second and Hour Game.

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the hospital....

Sean accepts a much-needed job. A physicist, Monk Turing, has died in mysterious circumstances near Babbage Town - a secretive establishment populated by an eccentric group of scientists and cryptographers, funded by an anonymous but powerful group. Meanwhile the dead man's young daughter, piano-playing prodigy Viggie, has secrets of her own. But what is the significance of the phrase 'codes and blood'?

Directly across the York River from Babbage Town lies the sinister CIA training ground Camp Peary, where Monk Turing's body was found. With both the FBI and CIA breathing down Sean's neck, can he discover the truth? And will he be in time to save Michelle from herself?

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

©2007 Hachette Audio (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Amanda
  • 07-18-17

Spoilt by music and poor quality audio

What disappointed you about Simple Genius?

naff music and back ground sounds - gun shots etc. Plus poor quality audio kept skipping and jumping - I returned it

Any additional comments?

Story was good, like the characters and narratives of Sam - good reading - but really did it need the special effects? Notice that future books by DB have 2 narrators - boy and girl - won't be reading anymore - I'm listening to a book not a play.

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  • David Paterson
  • 07-27-18

Wait - anything can happen next!

unputdownable storylines
interweaved with skill and peopled with
totally believable characters!
what can be wrong? everything, perhaps?!

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  • sunflower
  • 05-10-18

Sean and Michelle rock

Story well-gripping and excellent, the reader, Scott, the best. His character voices and intonation good for each character

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-18

Ok but not great

An ok book but a bit to cheesy.
King is a bit to much for me, but the story was ok, and I’m a Baldacci fan.

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  • Carl
  • 02-12-18

Gripping

A very different but great storyline.. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next King and Maxwell

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  • Mr. N. J. Richardson
  • 01-14-18

I loved this,

Reminded me of Moonlighting watching it week by week in the 80s. Gripping thriller which was not too obvious and easy to solve

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 01-06-18

Dirty government tricks!!!

Brilliant story telling. So unique it’s refreshing. The two main characters have great dialogue and presence . This was a page turner full of excitement, twists and turns and thoroughly enjoyable. This series is the tops.

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  • P Barker
  • 12-02-17

Good read but

This was a good story and enjoyed it .sadly I got a bit irritated by the fact it skipped in parts and meant rewinding . Narration was good and presented story well .

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  • Rogue
  • 09-25-17

Great story

Great story, thoroughly enjoyable. I liked the music as well. I hope for more from these characters.

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  • vicky
  • 08-16-17

Irritating incidental music

I love the book, just as action packed as I have come to expect from David Baldacci, shame about the unnecessary incidental music

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-17

Narrator is very hard to listen to.

I've enjoyed all Daids other books on Audible but I had no idea wot was going on in this one because the narrator was so hard to listen to