The Sixth Man Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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David Baldacci is one of the most effortlessly accomplished novelists in the crime and thriller field at work today, and his new book,The Sixth Man, is one of his most engaging outings, representing some of his best work. His long-term protagonists, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, are confronted with a considerable challenge when serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and incarcerated in a psychiatric unit. The King/Maxwell duo are called in by the supposed murderer’s lawyer (who has known Sean King for years) to check the details of the case. But things take a nasty turn very early on – even as Sean and Michelle are en route to meet the lawyer, the latter is killed – and it the duo who discover his corpse. Multiple problems begin to present themselves: is Edgar Roy really the psychopathic monster he is supposed to be? But their investigation, far from unveiling the truth, begins to throw up ever more insurmountable obstacles, with every new lead turning into a dead end. And as things become ever more tricky, even the unshakable loyalty between Sean and Michelle is to be tested to the limit.
The Sixth Man represents Baldacci on cracking form, with all the customary elements firmly in place. He author has long produced some of the most assured and accomplished thrillers being written in the USA, and recent books have gleaned him a great many new readers. This latest book is perhaps less innovative in terms of plotting and character development than we are used to, but it is none the worse for that. --Barry Forshaw --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
"Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises."-- Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold
"Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises." "Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold""
"Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises." Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold"
"Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection, and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament."--Kirkus Reviews on The Sixth Man
"A complex puzzle . . . Baldacci is a master craftsman."--Associated Press on The Sixth Man
"Equal parts Hitchcock and James Bond, it's the perfect literary cocktail...One of Baldacci's best."--Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deliver Us from Evil
"It's his eager, expansive imagination that drives his books . . . Like other thriller writers, Baldacci depends on a mixture of inventive plotting, appealing characters, luck, and consistency. Unlike others, his books rely more on characters' relationships than whiz-bang technology or procedural twists . . . What he offers is in some ways more unusual."--Newsweek on First Family
"A rousing success . . . Baldacci shows once again that he is a sort of thriller Renaissance man: a master of plot, dialogue, and character."--Booklist (starred review) for Divine Justice
"High-stakes action, shadowy government agencies, and [a] neo-Cold War backdrop . . . Baldacci pushes his plot ahead at such a blistering pace."--Washington Post on The Whole Truth
"Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises."--Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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