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Split Second (2003)

de David Baldacci

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Sèrie: King & Maxwell (1)

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Two Secret Service agents, one of them retired, have each had similar experiences losing presidential candidates while assigned to protect them. As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making --and are a long way from over.… (més)
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    Kaczencja: The fourth book in King and Maxwell series
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    Simple Genius de David Baldacci (Kaczencja)
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    Kaczencja: The second book in King and Maxwell series
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All I could think about the bad guys was, "what a bunch of friggin weirdos!"
Secret Service agents, political assassination, crooked cops.
I had fun reading it. ( )
  JosephKingman | Jul 17, 2021 |
A great page turner! ( )
  MariaGreene | Jun 30, 2021 |
A presidential candidate is assassinated, and Secret Service Agent Scott Ignacius King is unjustly scapegoated. Eight years later another presidential candidate is kidnapped and Secret Service Agent Michelle Maxwell is unjustly scapegoated. King and Maxwell are suitable Baldacci main characters: attractive, brave, decorated for heroic achievements, cool under pressure and, of course, of superior intellect.
The villain is also suitable: sociopathic, manipulative, ruthless and cold-blooded, and not above killing two old ladies in their baths.
The plot is woven to hold our interest and does, mostly, though, there are a number of preposterous twists and turns. The bad-guy uses an elaborate ruse involving a false fire, and false firemen/rescuers in order to kidnap King, then devices an incredible theatrical happening to bring about the denouement.
Split Second is OK to read to pass time, but don't be surprised if the profusion of false conjectures and red herrings tend to bore.
  RonWelton | Jun 16, 2021 |
First in the King and Maxwell series. ( )
  fwbl | May 26, 2021 |
Title: Split Second (King & Maxwell #1)
Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 432
Year: 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Personally, I have read most of what this author has written to date but when I began this series, I didn’t expect such nonstop thrills! There are layers of mystery involved, new characters to learn about and constant plot twists. One of the main characters is a Secret Service Agent named Sam King. His current assignment is guarding a presidential candidate at a meet and greet, however, what he got changed his whole life.
Then there is Michelle Maxwell, a young woman who is athletic, driven, successful and also a secret service agent. Well, she was until her presidential hopeful she was protecting was out of her sight for a few seconds that turned her life into a nightmare. Now, these two agents must start life anew or learn to live with assignments the service gives them which is hard to do when someone is out to kill you.
Throughout the book the author doesn’t let up on the suspense. Behind all the various action scenes there is a sense that a mastermind is at work. What isn’t known is the person’s identity, why he/she is after King and Maxwell and what new attempt to take them out will they devise? King was married and has had other women in his life, so the past may come back to haunt him. Maxwell has come from a law enforcement family and she has never married because her job is her whole life, which may end soon.
There were many twists and turns in the story. The author does a great job of introducing other characters that may or may not have been a central part of the plot. I was kept in the dark as to who the mastermind was until close to the end, and I am wondering if some of the characters whose whereabouts were left hanging in the book will show up in other books in this series.
I recommend reading the book as it gives hours of enjoyment and time will fly by. I look forward to reading what the author does next with King and Maxwell in the second book titled, Hour Game. Care to join me for the journey? Grab a copy!
Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. ( )
  lamb521 | Jan 4, 2021 |
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Brick, ScottNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Two Secret Service agents, one of them retired, have each had similar experiences losing presidential candidates while assigned to protect them. As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making --and are a long way from over.

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