King and Maxwell

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 34,186 ratings

Summary

Secrets, lies and horrifying crimes. Secret Service agents Michelle Maxwell and Sean King are pushed to the limit in this heart-racing series of political thrillers.

After a presidential candidate vanishes under the watch of Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell, her job and his life are hanging in the balance. Desperate for answers, Maxwell re-opens former agent Sean King’s strikingly similar old case. But will her investigation have the same horrifying end? As this series unfolds, Maxwell and King are lead down a path of deception, terror and dead-ends. Can they overcome the odds stacked against them? Will they both make it through alive?

The first three books in the series are expertly narrated by Scott Brick, who some listeners may recognise from popular audiobooks including Dune, Jurassic Park or The Irishman. Taking over the gripping trials of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell in the second half of the series is Ron McLarty, who’s joined by Orlagh Cassidy, to turn the solo performances into a duet for the final two books.

David Baldacci’s stories are laced with political undertones. Influenced by his move to Washington DC, the award-winning novelist became fascinated with the concept of the presidency and the power it wields over the individuals and organisations it’s connected to. The first title was never intended to become part of a series but, with compelling central characters to explore and a volatile political landscape proving a hotbed of inspiration, King and Maxwell was destined for more. 

First published in 2003, King and Maxwell is no stranger to the number one spot on the New York Times’ best seller list. The series continues to be a popular choice for crime fiction fans and, in 2013, Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn starred in the series’ TV adaptation, produced by CBS.

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