But what starts as Michelle's desire to help Tyler, and by extension help heal her own emotional wounds, turns into Sean's desire to solve a case that has the makings of an international incident that could disrupt an entire region and involve the United States President in a potentially unrecoverable scandal. But at the moment with not much to go on, Tyler then receives a message supposedly from his father, who he believes to be dead. Alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is on trial, facing almost certain conviction — and private investigators King and Maxwell are his only hope. As well as my mother's eighty-five year-old friend who loaned her this book. Later he became the creative director of two successful advertising agencies. Their cases are always tied to the national security, their clients are either high profile or surrounded by deep and dangerous secrets, and nothing is easy about what they do every single day.
Sam, quick on his feet, escapes his fate, however by doing so he leaves the cargo behind, as this is the only way for him to get away in one piece. And if he died, well, his mortal worries were over and he would have at least one person to mourn him. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives. King and Maxwell are one of the most exciting characters written today and with each Baldacci book, he continues to raise the bar in the political thriller genre. There are currently six books in the series featuring two former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. It might have been more helpful and less intrusive to dedicate a paragraph or two to a summary of Sean's and Michelle's past so readers could appreciate the history of the relationship. He reached for the sheaf of papers on the front seat.
While I had hoped for more from this one, plot-wise, I expect I will get more and better with other Baldacci novels. Wingo walks away from the truck and the delivery he was tasked with completing is never made. But that too can get draining for someone who's in search of some higher meaning or great literary masterpiece. The reality was, given time, any lock could be beaten and any door broken through. David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors and I have read everything he's written. If his finger came off the button while the device was still engaged, he and everything else within twenty square meters would disappear.
As I said I find there is a pretty big eye roll factor to the books. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci is full of intrigue, conspiracies, action, danger and suspense. However, he's starting to lose it for me. There were lines of dialogue that could have been pilfered from an Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, and the premise, while entertaining, probably was a tad outlandish, and was all wrapped up a bit too neatly for an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride. He had a job to do and he had better get to it. Baldacci, on such an exciting piece of work. Despite Meat Loaf screaming at him, his eyelids still drooped and he kept jolting back awake after his truck had strayed across the road.
Each lock was rated to be tamper-proof. As mentioned earlier, this is my first adventure with David Baldacci, but certainly won't be my last. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. Now change North to South and you hav I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted. He had made good progress and had a little time to spare. But trust me, my friends, they were there.
When he arrived here, he had expected one precise thing to happen. When he engaged the switch and pushed down the button, everything would still be okay. As I was watching the episode, my mind was scrambling to figure out which book it was and what was going to happen and I was mentally comparing the actors to the version I had in my head of the book characters. The plot of this book comes about by pure chance when they happen to nearly run over a terrified teenager with a gun and a wild look in his eye. Two men sat in front, three stood in the bed, all holding subguns. However, Baldacci has a way with is words and plot lines that keep readers highly entertained and thoroughly engrossed from the opening pages until the stunning endings, with much action and historical ties throughout. Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions.
The boy was distraught, running from home after learning of the death of his father, a soldier in Afghanistan: Sam Wingo. Baldacci truly has his fingers on the pulse of the U. However, even minor details of those events were not explained for readers new to the series or whose memory of the previous books is a lacking. The side characters, especially the small cast of reoccurring characters, feel pretty well conceived and rounded out. The story begins as the dynamic duo meet a teenage boy named Tyler Wingo, who has learned that his soldier father has been killed in action in Afghanistan. He also wore a turban; the bands of sweat soaked into the material spoke of the prolonged intensity of the heat.
The cargo would be transferred, and he would be transferred along with it. And the more she finds out, the more she is convinced. The man spoke again in Pashto. Michelle Maxwell was a former Secret Service agent, her mission? It deals with the frustration of Michelle Maxwell destroying her very promising career with the Secret Service because of a single failure, but a failure that could not be forgiven. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence — and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius. I received this book for free through NetGalley.