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Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1)
Split Second - Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1
Author: David Baldacci
From #1 bestseller David Baldacci comes a new thriller reminiscent of his phenomenal bestselling debut, Absolute Power.It was only a split second--but that's all it took for Secret Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his "protectee," third-party presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, to die. King retired from the Se...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446614450
ISBN-10: 0446614459
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 564 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 187 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Baldacci is a master of suspense, great book! Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsiblity vanished into thin air.
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
One of the most enjoyable Baldacci books I have read. Baldacci captures your interest with the prolouge and holds it throughout the book. While the resolution of the plot is perhaps a little farfetched, that is easily forgiven from wanting to discover how it ends.
gigi avatar reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was my first experience with Baldacci's Secret Service agents Maxwell and King and I couldn't put it down! He definitely knows how to get and hold your attention.
DustyShu avatar reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great page-turner. Couldn't come close to guessing the ending.
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
How a split second can change your life's path. Fast paced and enjoyable,with enjoyable characters.
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reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 118 more book reviews
I love Baldacci's books for their well written suspense.
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
I readit in one night!! Could not put down. Great reading!!
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
This book is what I expected, a quick and easy read. I've had other books by this author and others in this genre engage me more, but I enjoyed the book.
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 411 more book reviews
Wasn't really my preferred genre but read for book club and I actually loved it.
reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 346 more book reviews
1st Baldacci book I've read, just OK. Not as good as Grisham or Reacher, but somewhat entertaining. Story line was too complicated and became unbelievable. Two ex Secret Service people team up to solve the mysteries of the events that broke their careers.
robinmy avatar reviewed Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) on + 2045 more book reviews
Secret Service Agent Michelle Maxwell knows her career is over when presidential candidate John Bruno is kidnapped on her watch. She sees a parallel to Sean King, another agent whose protectee was gunned down in front of him when his attention was diverted. Michelle contacts King and talks to him about the path their lives have taken. Sean is now embroiled in a murder investigation where he is a suspect. As they uncover information about the murder and their respective cases, they begin to suspect that their cases are tied together.

This is the first book in Baldacci's Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series. It hooked me from the very beginning and kept me interested, though it did seem to lose some momentum in the second half. The characters are well developed and likeable. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series. My rating: 4 Stars.

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