First Family by David Baldacci

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Following the instant #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, and Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .

A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare.
Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don't want to get involved. But years ago Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president's wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them--and the line between friend and foe impossible to define . . . or defend.

About David Baldacci

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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at
Published April 4, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 477 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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Book Reporter

Once the Maxwell case is closed, Sean and Michelle are able to re-focus exclusively on the Willa Dutton case, and their newly found familial experience allows them to delve deeper into the past and to trust no one along the way.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of First Family

Suite 101

Bristol cops Jack Caffery and Phoebe "Flea" Marley face their most formidable foe to date in this twisty thriller by the author of SKIN.

Aug 31 2009 | Read Full Review of First Family


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Jan 18 2010 | Read Full Review of First Family


In DC First Lady Jane Cox hires former secret service agents turned private investigators Michelle Maxwell and Sean King to rescue her abducted twelve year old year niece Willa, who daringly was kidnapped following a birthday party at Camp David;

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First Family is the newest installment in the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series by David Baldacci.

May 04 2009 | Read Full Review of First Family

Large Print Reviews

The heroes of this thrilling crime novel are Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, two very competent ex-secret service agents, who appeared in earlier equally satisfying Baldacci novels.

Jul 12 2012 | Read Full Review of First Family

Las Vegas Review Journal

Anyway, Baldacci's newest hardcover is "First Family," which brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell ("Split Second," "Hour Game" and "Simple Genius"), who are ex-Secret Service agents now working as private investigators.

May 29 2009 | Read Full Review of First Family

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