Simple Genius by David Baldacci
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In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .

Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence-and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius.

Now, only by working with his embattled partner, Michelle Maxwell, can he catch a killer...and solve a stunning mystery that threatens the entire nation.
 

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 April 24, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 442 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Baggage Town is high-powered because the scientists who work on its behalf are super bright, and it’s mysterious because no one really knows what they’re working on—except that a breakthrough could bring “the world as we know it to a screeching halt.” There, Sean finds the adorable Viggie, an 11-...

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This isn't Baldacci's most original book, but it's his most generously textured, distinguished by thoughtful delvings into family psychodramatics (of both the Fiske and Harms clans), a nicely rendered romance between two tentative lovers and, adding a welcome and strong backdrop of authenticity t...

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Entertainment Weekly

There are many mysteries in Simple Genius, David Baldacci's new book starring Secret Service agents-turned-PIs Michelle Maxwell and Sean King.

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Suite 101

The connection with Bletchley Park is examined throughout the plot and this may be the reason why some readers of Simple Genius feel that David Baldacci pays a nod to the adventure stories from days gone by.

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

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Reviewing the Evidence

SIMPLE GENIUS is a complex tale of murder, lost treasure, a secret enclave of scientific geniuses, tormented pasts, and love without barriers.

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Bestsellersworld

Nonetheless, the partnership of Michelle and Sean make this book a worthwhile read.

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