Split Second is the first in the gripping King and Maxwell series by bestselling author David . Simple Genius (King and Maxwell Book 3) (21 Aug ) David Baldacci's First Family is the fourth gripping New York Times bestseller in the King and Maxwell series. The Sixth Man (King and Maxwell Book 5) (4 Nov ). Sean King is a former Secret Service agent who allowed his attention to wander for a split second, an error that resulted in the death of the presidential. Do I have to read the first five King and Maxwell books before I read this? . of this book and its predecessor, The Sixth Man; the new TV series based on.
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The King and Maxwell book series is a crime novel book series created by David Baldacci. There are currently six books in the series featuring two former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Contents. 1 Books. Split Second. Summary; Book information . Genius (); First Family ( ); The Sixth Man (); King and Maxwell. Synopsis. Former Secret Service Agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, return in their most surprising, personal. FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by site over £ In stock. . First Family (King and Maxwell) The Sixth Man (King and Maxwell) by David Baldacci Paperback £ In stock Split Second (King and Maxwell). David Baldacci · out of 5 stars Paperback. £ · Simple Genius (King and Maxwell).
Shelves: meh , thriller None of my friends have reviewed this book. Friends, this is your fault. I hold you all responsible. As well as my mother's eighty-five year-old friend who loaned her this book. It just goes to show you that even elderly ladies can't be trusted, particularly ones with brain cancer. Just sayin'. A moderately readable beginning that careened between two ex-Secret Service Agents running a detective agency and the adventures of a lone soldier on a critical mission in the Middle East.
It just goes to show you that even elderly ladies can't be trusted, particularly ones with brain cancer. Just sayin'. A moderately readable beginning that careened between two ex-Secret Service Agents running a detective agency and the adventures of a lone soldier on a critical mission in the Middle East. Son running away None of my friends have reviewed this book.
Son running away after he is officially notified that his father is dead hires the detective team; father goes AWOL to solve who framed him. Canned dialogue, but vaguely likeable characters and an interesting set-up.
Inspiration always hits at just the right time a man crossing the street!
The situation becomes ever more unbearable with a somewhat forced analogy to the Iran-Contra affair and a psychopath bent on revenge. Somewhat unhelpfully, Baldacci channels wikipedia so he can explain Iran-Contra all the readers under thirty just what that was, as well as all the readers older than thirty who forgot that was even a big deal Reagan was perfect!
Characters were straight from Central Casting: rugged older gentleman; the younger, daredevil female partner; a mopey teenager; the unquestioning, betrayed soldier; the Agency man who is just following orders; the psychopath bent on revenge. The interview took place when half of Britain was underwater was being battered by endless storms.
David, on the other hand, had other weather concerns on his plate — his home on the east side of America was snowed under. We talked about the weather. How very British.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, in , David Baldacci went from law school and a career as a lawyer to a best-selling novelist after he moved to Washington DC. All this within a 2o-year period. TKT: They seem to have quite a sparky relationship, tell us more about them… DB: Michelle [Maxwell] is the more physically imposing of the pair.
So when you have two opposites like that the challenge is how are you going to make them work. Somehow they do, and I think the television series has done a good job on bringing the relationship dynamic through from the novels. Did you have your own for King and Maxwell?
DB: I was involved in the casting. They sent me all the reels of Jon Tenney, and I thought he was perfect for the role — he had the looks, he had the build, he had the sarcasm. They ran a series of actresses to see who had the best chemistry with Jon, and right at the end Rebecca Romijn came along. All I was looking for was not how I envisioned them from the books — that would be impossible and a disservice to them — but I was just looking for chemistry, because I know that if you get the chemistry between the two leads right then you have a great show.
And they had the chemistry.
TKT: You must get fans who do build up a mental image of your characters… DB: Trust me I get emails like that almost every day: what were you thinking?!! DB: No, not at all. This might have some juice.