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The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
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The Sixth Man (2011)

by David Baldacci

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good mystery — Edgar Roy alleged serial killer — held in Maine — Unusual intell. used By Fed Govt + FBI —

Edgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility--is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins--en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
  christinejoseph | Sep 5, 2017 |
Edgar Roy has been arrested for mass murder and placed in a high tech prison where he hasn't spoken or acknowledged anyone or anything. His lawyer, Ted Bergin, hires Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to do some investigation so he can properly represent Edgar. They discover that Edgar Roy has an amazing memory. Not only can he remember everything in his life, he can put together various scenarios and come up with comprehensive plans to deal with them. The government wants to use him to prevent events like 9/11.

This is the fifth book of the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series and I really enjoyed it. The plot was interesting and the author did a good job of making it almost believable. There is plenty of action with multiple suspects, many of them working for the government. Half of them want Edgar back at work and the other half want him dead, so no other agency can utilize his skills. Sean and Michelle seem to have come to some sort of consensus on their relationship, and how it will affect their work partnership. There was a lot more technical information about guns than I will ever need but I really like these characters and will continue with what seems to be the final book in the series, King and Maxwell. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Aug 9, 2017 |
In spite of a few nice twists at the end (but only one that really surprised me), a pretty stock conclusion hurt what was otherwise a pretty solid story. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
The Sixth Man, the fifth book in the King and Mawell series by David Baldacci, opens with Sean and Michelle travelling to Maine to work with Sean’s law professor and friend, Ted Bergin. On the several hour drive from the airport to the remote town where they will be staying, they come across a car alongside a deserted stretch of highway. Inside, is Ted Bergin with a bullet in his brain. Sean believes this to be murder and an attempt to stop the defense of Edgar Roy.

Edgar Roy is an off-the-charts genius that is being held at Cutter’s Bay, a maximum security prison in remote Maine. Roy is accused of killing 6 people and burying them on his family farm. Sean and Michelle decide to continue with the case in the hopes of finding Bergin’s murderer. What initially seemed to be a simple murder defense soon becomes a tangled and twisted intrigue involving national security, a struggle between government agencies and an assassination plot.

The story is a bit convoluted and the bad guys over-the-top bad but it’s an easy and entertaining read. Even better, the personal demons that Michelle has struggled with for the first four books finally seem to have been vanquished and she has become an asset to the team rather than a liability. Sean seems more trusting and open now that the relationship has improved and Michelle is less volatile.

At this point, there is one more book in the series. I will definitely continue with this story.

4 Stars ( )
1 vote bhabeck | May 15, 2017 |
This was the fifth book in the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series. I enjoyed this book but did find that it had some slow parts in the middle. It had an exciting plot and lots of interesting characters. Some to like and some not to like so much. I was glad to see that Sean is sharing more things with Michelle better than in books previously and their relationship is finally going well. There are also lots of twists and turns and a very surprise ending that I didn't think was going to happen. I'm looking forward to the last book of the series but I am not to happy this series in ending. I would highly recommend this series to those who like mysteries with lots of action. ( )
  EadieB | May 12, 2017 |
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Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament.
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After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a mental facility private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer--an old friend of Sean King--to look into the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins: while en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body. It is up to King and Maxwell to uncover the truth: is Roy a killer or not?
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After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer--an old friend of Sean King--to look into the case. But en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body.… (more)

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