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Simple Genius (edition 2007)

by David Baldacci

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Title:Simple Genius
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Warner Books (2007), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 420 pages
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Tags:(fiction) mystery, audiobook

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Yet another so-so read in the series. I am a great fan of stories involving codes and cyphers, which I thought this story would be. Instead it was a protracted whodunit investigation with a lot of smoke and mirrors, which would have otherwise been fine, if it had finished with a 'bang' -- which somewhat disappointingly, this book, did not. The ending was somewhat anti-climatic for me. While I still have the last book in this series to read, it would only be fair to say that, (so far) it is this series that does not agree with me because I loved the 'Camel Club' series by the same author. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
Not bad. This series (Michele Maxwell/Sean) doesn't interest me as much as the Camel Club.
  aujames95 | Jul 7, 2014 |
1344 yen at Tokyo airport. Read 12/11/07.

One of my favourite Baldaccis! ( )
  Susanna.Dilliott | Apr 23, 2014 |
Another solid thriller from Mr. Baldacci. He's a master at plot intricacies and weaving subplots into a story that at first have you wondering where he's going with this idea, but at the end he brings all the subplots together so they make sense and have a bearing on the main plot.

King and Maxwell are a dynamic, interesting pair. Not sure I'm crazy about Maxwell, but at least she's compelling. King is solid, got-your-back, dependable if not brilliant private eye. He provides a good foil for Maxwell's erratic, emotional persona.

If you're a Baldacci fan, or a thriller fan, you'll enjoy this book. Highly recommended. ( )
  ChrisNorbury | Apr 17, 2014 |
Read when in the mood for a light and fast paced suspense novel. Do not look to hard for flaws and enjoy the ride. ( )
  KC9333 | Mar 23, 2014 |
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To my dear friend Maureen Egen,
May the days be long and the seas calm.
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There are four acknowledged ways of meeting your maker: You can die by natural causes including illness; you can die by accident; you can die by another's hand; and you can die by your own hand.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044661873X, Mass Market Paperback)

In a world of secrets, human genius is power.

And sometimes it is simply deadly...

A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world's most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world-shattering discovery--and keep some other secrets underwraps forever...

Former secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious ina hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the mutder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia.

Soon he is uncovering layer after layer of disinformation that shields a stunning world filled with elite mathematics, physicists, war heroes, spies, and deadly field agents. Amid more murder, a seemingly autistic girl's extraordinary genius, and a powerful breakthrough in the realm of classified codes, Sean soon learns enough to put his life at risk. Now more than ever, he needs Michelle--at her best--to help stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

From Michelle's courageous struggle to defeat her long-buried personal demons to a
centuries-old secret that surfaces in the heat of action, SIMPLE GENIUS pulses with stunning, high-intensity suspense. The heroes of Split Second and Hour Game, David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestsellers, are back--as you've never seen them before.

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After checking into a psychiatric institution, former Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell is worriedly monitored by partner Sean King, who distracts himself with a murder investigation at a genius enclave where a sophisticated microprocessor is being developed.… (more)

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