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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, thriller, USA, Secret Service

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Split Second by David Baldacci (2003)

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King and Maxwell series the beginning. Meet Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, two Secret Service agents, and learn what happened on their most recent protection details and how each detail has lead them to this moment in their law enforcement careers.

This is my first audiobook and I found the narrator Scott Brick very smooth, relaxing and the voices were believable. An enjoyable listen.
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  Bettesbooks | Jul 22, 2017 |
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 | Apr 14, 2017 |
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  KimSalyers | Oct 6, 2016 |
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  KimSalyers | Oct 2, 2016 |
I saw the TV series first and enjoyed it.

Sean King is distracted by something for a split second and then a presidential candidate is dead. He loses his career and his planned future and has to start again.

Michelle Maxwell is leading a detail to protect a presidential candidate when she lets him go into a room without her and he disappears, the similarity between her and Sean's cases cause her to reopen the investigation and King has to deal with his issues about it. Key witnesses start turning up dead or missing so the two of them are on a race to discover the truth. It will change their lives.

It was entertaining to be reading this while both a presidential campaign, where one of the candidates is interpreted as suggesting assassination as a solution and while the Olympics are ongoing (Maxwell is an ex-olympian), and to crown things off when Ireland were involved in rowing (and getting medals!), it made it resonate a bit more. I like the story and I find the characters entertaining and I could hear the actors in my mind as the banter started between King and Maxwell. At the same time these are different and the development of the characters over the book is different and will be different from what I see from the brief previews. It will be interesting to see what the author did with these characters, though I still believe that there will be an echo in my head of the actors. It was also interesting to see people change over time and how trauma can change a lot of things about a person. King is a bit annoying in that he doesn't share info but it will be interesting to see how things go.

I'm looking forward to more in this series. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Aug 13, 2016 |
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David Baldacciprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamberti, NicolettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, DamianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pigulla, FranziskaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prouteau, HélèneTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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