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3.0 out of 5 stars JASON STATHAM & ANGELINA JOLIE, ANYONE??, 23 Dec 2013
This review is from: King and Maxwell (King & Maxwell 6) (Hardcover)
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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