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King and Maxwell
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2014
Interesting plot would make a two part NCIS tv show or similar but that's it. No depth vague attempts at criticism of US government agencies and foreign policy for the adults and non visceral violence for the teens. Not a Winner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2014
I love the characters: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. 'Split Second' and 'Hour Game' are the two books by this author that I have given and recommended to people the most often. Imagine my deep disappointment to find them dumbed down in the latest installment. Reads like it was ghost-written by Patterson. Like other reviewers, I would recommend reading only if you are a huge fan, who likes a bubble-gum quick read, and who hasn't paid much for this book. As for me, the 'King and Maxwell' fiasco following so closely on DB's wretched J. Puller rip-off of Lee Child means I will be leaving him on the shelf from now on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2014
I've really enjoyed the king and maxwell series...up until this book unfortunately.

They are both still good characters, but the story behind them this time was very poor and seriously unrealistic. Granted, this is fiction, but some things were just silly.

For starters, the reliance on king and maxwell by the whole US government and the president himself was crazy. The personal access they had to the president; the amount of classified info they were given; the freedom to do whatever they wanted, etc. was just too far fetched and made the book unrealistic beyond belief.

Also the way king and maxwell pieced the puzzle together and the relative ease in which they stopped the master plot was ridiculous.

Overall, a great potential storyline...ruined by an author who seemed to eager to get the next book out rather than thinking about an imaginative, yet realistic, plot.

Hugely disappointed in this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2014
I have read all od Mr Baldacci's books and this is not his finest hour. This one reads like a book written to a formula and was, frankly rather boring. I expected better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2014
I loved the first five books from the series but found this a bit clunky: there is no reason to ask "you've never protected the president, have you?". Even I know the answer - since the sequel started.
Otherwise good and definitely worth the read even though the previous books are better. Not sure I'd buy the next book unless it was reduced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 August 2014
I am a real Baldacci fan having read more or less all he has written. However this I don't think was up to his usual thrilling standard. Long winded and a bit flat. The story itself was way over the top...too much so and I found he had too much description. Basically all too convoluted and unbelievable. All that negative said, I do like Sean King and Michelle Maxwell working together and hope the next book is up to his usual high standard!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2014
I have enjoyed reading the series of books involving these two characters. The book stands as a one off thriller but because there has been earlier books involving these two ex- secret service people you can add an extra level to the enjoyment of the book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2014
Not quite to the standard of the previous K&M books, probably because the format is by now familiar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2014
I've really enjoyed the other books in this series but this left me very disappointed. Probably won't look out for the next one
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Opening with a roadside encounter with a teen-aged boy named Tyler Wingo, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell private investigators and ex- Secret Service agents are drawn into a search for the boy's father who has been declared KIA by the army, but who sent his son a text message after his supposed demise. Suspecting that his father is still alive, Tyler hires King & Maxwell to find the truth. By applying their unique skills and various connections they embark on a dangerous cat and mouse game where an alphabet soup of government agencies appear to be involved and everyone's life is potentially in jeopardy.

There is a lot of action and suspense in this book, whose plot smacks of the Iran Contra scandal of a few years back.....the only people missing in this version are Ronald Reagan and Ollie North. In this particular telling a 20 year army vet named Sam Wingo (father to Tyler), has been chosen to deliver a highly secret cargo to a designated site in Afghanistan. What the cargo is and the identity of the ultimate recipient is not immediately evident. What is evident is that Sam has become the scapegoat as well as a liability in this case of cross and double-cross.

Despite the book's serious topic, there are many amusing moments to be savored - from King and Maxwell's clash over just about everything -- from her garbage-strewn car and his love of wine over beer, to Edgar a savant who takes everything literally and doesn't really understand jokes.

While this is my first encounter with KING AND MAXWELL it is not my first book by David Baldacci (one of my favorites is THE WINNER). While this book is not among my all time favorites I will admit that I did enjoy this excursion into the professional lives and personal baggage of this dynamic duo. 3 1/2 stars
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