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Split Second (King & Maxwell) Paperback – 25 Mar 2014

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Product details

  • Paperback: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (25 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455550787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455550784
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (504 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,019,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Split Second is David Baldacci at the top of his well-informed game, with a real sense of what the Secret Servicemen who protect the President and presidential candidates think about the job and how it feels to fail. Sean King looked away at the wrong moment and a man died; his career ended and he has spent eight years rebuilding a life. When Michelle Maxwell makes a similar mistake, she becomes convinced that there is a link between the man she lost to kidnappers and the man Sean failed to protect--and the more she learns, the more she can prove.

This is an odd couple thriller--Sean and Michelle have radically different attitudes to the job they both did well--and ingeniously put together in terms of what it tells us about the shadowy villain manipulating events and what it delays telling us about the past. It is a well-informed thriller that wears its research lightly--it has a sense of how it feels to see every large room as a potential killing ground in which you have to protect very vulnerable public men, and some charming scenes of budding romantic comedy. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Great...a fast-paced thriller."-- Denver Post

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"The action is explosive. Readers will barely have time to catch their breath."--People

"Pulse-pounding suspense."--Booklist


"Genuinely scary scenes...driven by tense action."--New York Daily News

"Great...a fast-paced thriller."--Denver Post

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I was a great fan of David Baldacci's earlier books but he hasn't just gone down hill with this book, he's plunged new depths. Implausible story line, far too convoluted, minimal character development - I could go on for ever. I made the mistake of buying all 6 books in this series when on offer for 99p each. A waste of money, even at that price.
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A good fun start to a great new character series from Baldacci. I can forgive the somewhat far fetched plot because King and Maxwell are such great characters. Can't wait to see what they do next.
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Loved reading Will Robie trilogy and looked forward to this, however, far too unbelievable,unnecessarily complicated,just tell the story. I don't know whether I can summon the will to read any more in the near future. Sorry, this just wasn't for me, I really struggled to finish.
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Has David Baldacci written a bad book yet? Fantastic book. Gary McGeown
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Another brilliant read from David baldacci his stories are so spellbinding can't put them down . Look forward to more
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The reason I gave this book a full 5 star it is another brilliant book from this author fully recommended.
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Well up to Baldacci's normal excellent standards. I would rate him far superior/enthralling/fast moving to Tom Clancy et al.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the different avenues the story took you down. Baldacci brings his characters to life. Look forward to the next tea
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