King and Maxwell

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 498 ratings

Split Second Publisher's Summary

When something distracts Secret Service agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career - and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. What stole his attention? Why was Ritter shot? Where were the other detail leaders?

Eight years later, Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career receives a lethal blow: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments.

Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues, and clients fast, and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, a hard-biting, widely respected agent, is playing curious games. She wants Sean back and resents his growing relationship with Michelle, but she also owes him for something.

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  • Book 1

    • Split Second

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 1
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Damian Lewis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When something distracts Secret Service agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career - and a presidential candidate his life. Eight years later, Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career receives a lethal blow: a presidential candidate is abducted while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.

    Regular price: $8.20

  • Book 2

    • Hour Game

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What's wrong with this book?

    • By Daniel on 11-16-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Hour Game

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 2
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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. Meanwhile, a spate of serial killings begins to terrorise the neighbourhood. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at each crime scene, either on the hour, or one tick off. Why?

    Regular price: $11.18

  • Book 3

    • Simple Genius

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia. But they will need to team up again to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple Genius

    • By Joann on 11-10-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Simple Genius

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 3
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Sean King and Michelle Maxwell both bear the scars of their previous case. Michelle's in a psychiatric hospital after making a suicide attempt while Sean, down on his luck and desperately worried about his friend, accepts a PI job at Babbage Town: a hugely secret establishment where, it seems, corpses turn up more quickly than new codes can be encrypted by the genius mathematicians who are employed in the place.

    Regular price: $15.88

  • Book 4

    • First Family

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David into a national security nightmare, but the hostage is not who anyone would expect. The First Lady enlists the services of King and Maxwell to bring the child back safely.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Presidential Power, a short course

    • By Kenneth on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • First Family

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 4
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rainy Afternoon Listening

    • By Margaret on 09-05-10

    Regular price: $15.88

  • Book 5

    • The Sixth Man

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twist after twist after twist

    • By Linnea Carlson-Sabelli on 01-01-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Sixth Man: Sean King and Michell Maxwell, Book 5

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s lawyer—an old friend of Sean King— to look into the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins: while en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body. A rash of terrifying events begins to unfold and it is up to King and Maxwell to uncover the truth: is Roy a killer or not?

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 6

    • King and Maxwell

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell - former Secret Service agents turned private investigators - in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . .

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Hobbit on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $28.50