|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||May 2013|
|Number of Pages:||511|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.68|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.5 x 1.25|
David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. His first novel, Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood.
His other works include Total Control, The Winner, Simple Truth, Saving Faith, One Summer, Zero Day, and The Innocent. He writes numerous series including Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, and the Camel Club. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. His title, The Hit, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
In 1996, a third-party presidential candidate is assassinated when Secret Service agent Sean King is distracted; eight years later, another third-party candidate is kidnapped under the nose of agent Michelle Maxwell. Now, the two disgraced agents discover unexpected connections between their cases. Baldacci usually creates strong, believable characters, but here he neglects his protagonists in favor of page-turning suspense. The overlapping mysteries are engrossing, but the author offers too many vague motivations and suspects. Scott Brick continues to establish himself as a dependable reader, offering some credibility to often outlandish events. Recommended, nevertheless, for collections where Baldacci is popular.
-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr.
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The world can change forever in a single...
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 over...