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The Sixth Man (King & Maxwell Series, 5) Hardcover – April 19, 2011
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It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.
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"A complex puzzle . . . Baldacci is a master craftsman."―Associated Press
"An entertaining read."
"Fresh and engaging...a lean, relentlessly-paced thriller...The Sixth Man is built for speed."
An intricate thriller...a good read for mystery lovers."
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- ASIN : 0446573108
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (April 19, 2011)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 417 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780446573108
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446573108
- Item Weight : 1.45 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #87,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fortunately, Roy’s lawyer hires Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to assist him in proving Roy’s innocence. But immediately the case takes a bizarre turn when the lawyer is found murdered by King and Maxwell. They quickly realize that powerful forces are arrayed against them finding Roy innocent or even surviving prison, even to the point that their lives are in danger. It is a veritable minefield that they must negotiate to stay alive and identify who are behind the downfall of Roy.
It is a fast moving, interesting story. It is the first book after King and Maxwell have become something more than work partners.
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This is the fifth book in David Baldacci’s series featuring retired Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Now working as private investigators they have to draw extensively on the skills they developed as Federal Agents.
There is intense competition within the intelligence community between the for-profit private companies and the different federal agencies. There are billions of dollars at stake. Suddenly there is a relatively new kid on the block and they are putting together excellent analysis that is benefiting the United States. Despite this positive outcome not everyone is happy with the situation and want to change things back to how they were.
King and Maxwell are asked to assist a lawyer friend who is defending someone accused of six murders. The accused is a strange individual who refuses to speak to anyone about the charges against them. Despite this setback King and Maxwell soon realise that there is a lot more to this case than they initially realised. Then the bodies start to build up.
In a fast-moving drama that ranges across the United States King and Maxwell endeavour to establish the truth whilst seeking to avoid becoming casualties of the forces that range against them. The quest for truth whilst ideal seems to come second against the desire for power and the attraction of cash. Will King and Maxwell become victims of these dynamics.
Did it keep me reading? Yes, it did. It only took me a day or so to read it, and as I'm dyslexic I have to read every word. What I found was that it was so pacey that it just swept me along with it. The only (and it was a very slight annoyance) is that would-be authors like myself get told, "You won't get published unless you edit your writing like this/that/whatever", yet David Baldacci does all the things we're told not to and still gets published! But seriously, a really enjoyable novel that bowls along furiously - I'll be checking out some more of his stuff when I have a bit more time.
Rare to be taken on the journey with the characters & care about what happens.
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