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Split Second (2003)

by David Baldacci

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Series: King & Maxwell (1)

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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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Fiction
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
All I could think about the bad guys was, "what a bunch of friggin weirdos!"
Secret Service agents, political assassination, crooked cops.
I had fun reading it. ( )
  JosephKingman | Jul 17, 2021 |
A great page turner! ( )
  MariaGreene | Jun 30, 2021 |
A presidential candidate is assassinated, and Secret Service Agent Scott Ignacius King is unjustly scapegoated. Eight years later another presidential candidate is kidnapped and Secret Service Agent Michelle Maxwell is unjustly scapegoated. King and Maxwell are suitable Baldacci main characters: attractive, brave, decorated for heroic achievements, cool under pressure and, of course, of superior intellect.
The villain is also suitable: sociopathic, manipulative, ruthless and cold-blooded, and not above killing two old ladies in their baths.
The plot is woven to hold our interest and does, mostly, though, there are a number of preposterous twists and turns. The bad-guy uses an elaborate ruse involving a false fire, and false firemen/rescuers in order to kidnap King, then devices an incredible theatrical happening to bring about the denouement.
Split Second is OK to read to pass time, but don't be surprised if the profusion of false conjectures and red herrings tend to bore.
  RonWelton | Jun 16, 2021 |
First in the King and Maxwell series. ( )
  fwbl | May 26, 2021 |
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David Baldacciprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lamberti, NicolettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, DamianNarratorsecondary 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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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.

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Hachette Book Group

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

Editions: 0446614459, 0446533122, 1600241344, 1600240917

 

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