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Split Second (2003)

by David Baldacci

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Series: King & Maxwell (1)

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Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Two Secret Service agents sworn to guard their protectees lost them in a single moment . . . and in this #1 New York Times bestseller, they're about to learn that the violence has just begun.
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.
‚??Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.
Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents 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
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FROM AMAZON: Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia, Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. He's been there before. In an out-of-the-way hotel eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.

Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. She has become obsessed with Sean's case. And he needs a friend - especially since a series of macabre killings has brought him under suspicion and prompted the reappearance of a seductive woman he's tried hard to forget.

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....
  Gmomaj | Sep 8, 2023 |
Such a tease! I really enjoyed meeting King and Maxwell in this book and even though I hated the follow up to it, I will probably pick up some of the subsequent books featuring these characters. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
This is the first book in a six book series exploring the adventures and cases of King and Maxwell, former secret service ce agents turned detectives
  Stark05 | May 23, 2023 |
This is a great book. Lots of action, excitement, great characters and plot.
Ex Secret Service Agent, Sean King has moved on since the disaster that ended his career. He's settled into a small community and activity contributes to it.
Michelle Maxwell, a rising star in the Secret Service, suddenly finds all she's worked for is on the line and called into question. When she hears about a recent crime, involving Sean King, she feels a connection and goes to investigate.
Soon the two are drawn into an increasingly deadly rash of crimes. The stakes are high.
You can't miss with David Baldacci books. ( )
  cjyap1 | May 23, 2023 |
I liked the suspense and found it held my interest. ( )
  Kuppinger | May 16, 2023 |
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Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamberti, NicolettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, DamianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McLarty, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pigulla, FranziskaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Two Secret Service agents sworn to guard their protectees lost them in a single moment . . . and in this #1 New York Times bestseller, they're about to learn that the violence has just begun.
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.
‚??Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.
Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents 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

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4 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446614459, 0446533122, 1600241344, 1600240917

 

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