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Split Second (King & Maxwell 1) (original 2003; edition 2010)

by David Baldacci

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Title:Split Second (King & Maxwell 1)
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Pan (2010), Paperback, 448 pages
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Tags:fiction, thriller, USA, Secret Service

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Jonathan Davis
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
I have completely forgotten to review this book. Read it this summer thought it was ok, nothing really special. The two main character felt a bit boring to be honest it was nothing like reading about Patrick and Angie by Dennis Lehane. Will perhaps read the rest of the series if I run out of books...lol...

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  MaraBlaise | Feb 9, 2016 |
I have completely forgotten to review this book. Read it this summer thought it was ok, nothing really special. The two main character felt a bit boring to be honest it was nothing like reading about Patrick and Angie by Dennis Lehane. Will perhaps read the rest of the series if I run out of books...lol...

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  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
This book is the introduction of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell.

The book is more a mystery than a thriller. As such I found it confusing at times. First there are a dozen or more major characters whose names occur over and over again and at times it is hard to place a name with a character. Then there is an issue of red herrings that seem to go on for 20-30 pages as the agents discuss their clues. I don't mind a few red herrings in a mystery, you need them to lead you astray... but to have them all revealed in the last few pages gets to be annoying at times. Finally to have clues admitted to but concealed from the reader makes your pleasure at trying to solve the mystery fruitless.

No shortage of killings and explosions but looking at it from the villain's point of view I wondered as to the point of a lot of them.

An easy decent read despite my comments. I will give the series another book to decide if I will continue it. ( )
  Lynxear | Jan 31, 2016 |
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To my father, the greatest inspriration a son could have.
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It took only a split second, although to Secret Service agent Sean King it seemed like the longest second ever.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446614459, Mass Market Paperback)

This explosive novel and instant New York Times bestseller is the tale of two disgraced Secret Service agents racing against time to find the common thread that connects a series of assassinations and abductions. "A fast-paced thriller."--The Denver Post.

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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.… (more)

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