From #1 bestseller David Baldacci comes a new thriller reminiscent of his phenomenal bestselling debut, Absolute Power. It was only a split second-but that's all it took for Secret Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his 'protectee,' third-party presidential candidate Clyde Ritter,... show more
From #1 bestseller David Baldacci comes a new thriller reminiscent of his phenomenal bestselling debut, Absolute Power. It was only a split second-but that's all it took for Secret Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his 'protectee,' third-party presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, to die. King retired from the Service in disgrace, and now, eight years later, balances careers as a lawyer and a part-time deputy sheriff in a small Virginia town. Then he hears the news: Once again, a third-party candidate has been taken out of the presidential race-abducted right under the nose of Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell. King and Maxwell form an uneasy alliance, and their search for answers becomes a bid for redemption as they delve into the government's Witness Protection Program and the mysterious past of Clyde Ritter's dead assassin. But the truth is never quite what it seems, and these two agents have learned that even one moment looking in the wrong direction can be deadly. Full of shocking twists and turns, and introducing a villian to rival Jackson in Baldacci's The Winner, SPLITSECOND is pure, mind-numbing adrenaline to the last page.
Publish date: August 31st 2003
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Sean King & Michelle Maxwell (#1)
King as a disgraced Secret Service agent when his protectee got assassinated. 8 years later. Michelle is a disgraced Secret Service agent when her protectee got kidnapped. So what going on and who is behind the assassination and kidnapping? King is a lawyer now. But he still not feeling goo...
My only other experience of David Baldacci was the rather unfunny seasonal comedy "The Christmas Train". Given how successful David Baldacci is, I figured that I probably hadn't seen him at his best and decided to give one of his mysteries a try. "Split Second" is a tense, page-turning, puzzle-sol...
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 ...
My online reading group plans to read the second book in this series in July. Since I do not like to read a series out of order, I decided to read this in preparation. Once I started the book, it seemed somewhat familiar but I was unable to decide if it was because I had already read the book or i...
1st in series. Lots of time spent wondering how the 2 main characters will meet. Will be interesting to see if it goes up from here.