King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
(King & Maxwell)

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17 Critic Reviews

Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.
-Star Tribune

Synopsis

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . .
KING AND MAXWELL
It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death.
Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives.
 

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 www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
 
Published November 19, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 429 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Critic reviews for King and Maxwell
All: 17 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 1

Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Wendler on Nov 19 2013

...a relentless page turner, light on investigation...but an entertaining, fast paced juggernaut full of all of the best Baldacci action novel traits.

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Star Tribune

Good
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Nov 18 2013

Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on Nov 21 2013

With everything in the news about the Middle East, oil, arms, terrorists and endless scandals, David Baldacci’s latest thriller is not only highly relevant, it is also well timed. And the details seem so real that it’s hard not to wonder if the author is an insider...

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Bestsellersworld

Good
Reviewed by Allen Hott on Feb 23 2014

Baldacci, with his tremendous knowledge of the Washington scene and happenings, puts together many possibilities in constructing this twisty plot.

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Look At OKC

Good
Reviewed by John Harrington on Feb 02 2014

Author Baldacci again brings back two of his favorite characters and spends time exploring their personal relationship as well as giving us another exciting story.

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Tulsa World

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Dec 21 2013

Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.

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Tulsa World

Good
Reviewed by Associated Press on Dec 01 2013

Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.

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Times Dispatch

Good
Reviewed by Doug Childers on Dec 01 2013

With ample explosions, shootouts and car chases, the Northern Virginia-based parts of “King and Maxwell” are powerfully entertaining, as usual. And Baldacci keeps the sexual tension between his two private investigators on a low but steady simmer.

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Good E-Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Mercy Pilkington on Dec 15 2013

Personally, I struggled a little bit through the choppy sentences and the attempts at stereotypical PI wit, but overall, the book did not disappoint.

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Lehigh Valley Live

Good
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Nov 25 2013

Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.

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theSundaily

Good
Reviewed by MLM on Feb 05 2014

The wrong-man motive is ­powerfully appealing – consider how many films Alfred Hitchcock got out of its relatively simple setup. When it’s tied to timely questions about how much power a ­democratically-elected government should wield over its citizens, though, it becomes especially resonant.

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Book Loons

Good
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson on Dec 07 2013

Naturally we know that King and Maxwell will foil the plot, but the premise and execution are cleverly developed, thoroughly engrossing - and bring Michelle up close and personal with the Secret Service once more.

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Quick Book Reviews

Above average
on Dec 15 2013

In the end, King and Maxwell is a very solid effort by Baldacci and though it may not be the perfect read for new fans of the author, it certainly remains a great conspiracy thriller that will satiate your thirst for government cover-ups and that sort of thing.

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Parental Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Adrian Bailey on Nov 01 2013

...by checking out this review users can be assured that King and Maxwell (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #6) is a great book as described.

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Bibliophile By the Sea

Good
Reviewed by Diane on Apr 09 2014

David Baldacci, returns with the private investigator team of, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. I’ve read a few, but not all of the previous novels featuring this team, and don’t feel like you need to read all of the earlier novels to enjoy this one.

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Reading Glutton

Above average
Reviewed by Paul Mastin on Jan 15 2014

But these big leaps don't necessarily detract from the enjoyment of the book. It's page-turning, suspense-filled, escapist fiction. Enjoy it for what it is!

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Dru's Book Musings

Good
on Dec 28 2013

This is one of the best book in this terrific series and with the addition of Edgar, this team is now complete and I look forward to more thrilling adventures with the team.

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