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Split Second The world can change forever in a singleSPLIT SECONDMichelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service Against her instincts she let a presidential candidate out of her sigh

  • Title: Split Second
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • ISBN: 9781455550784
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The world can change forever in a singleSPLIT SECONDMichelle 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 h The world can change forever in a singleSPLIT SECONDMichelle 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

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    1. Do you remember when you first saw Star Wars? If you are a certain gender and a certain age, it was THE defining movie of your childhood. You were either Luke or Han when you played. You craved everything Star Wars.Then The Empire Strikes Back came out and it added so many layers. You were blown away. “No.I am your father” rocked your little mind. Yoda letting the audience know “No. There is another” led to rampant speculation for a few years about where the story was going to go next.An [...]

    2. Sometimes you stay up late with a book because it's just that great and you can't bear to put it down; other times, you find yourself up late because you just want this PoS book out of your life as soon as possible. Like a lot of people right now, I picked up Split Second because it's recently been made into a TV show and I was interested in checking out the source material. Usually the visual media conversion of a book comes off the poorer in any comparison, but after having read the book, I ha [...]

    3. Secret Service Agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell watched their careers go up in smoke in a split second. Though their events occurred eight years apart, they become connected by the events that altered their courses. It also seems now that the two events might have their own connection. I enjoyed the story, especially the pace as there was rarely time to relax before the next challenge was presented. I liked the murky characters and odd directions the story would take, sometimes making it a [...]

    4. A good quick read by a very talented storyteller. "Split Second" is the beginning of another Baldacci storyline called the "King and Maxwell Series". Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are two disgraced Secret Service Agents whos presidential candidate's both were either killed or kidnapped. Through an elaborately connected chain of events, though not seeming at the time, Maxwell and King team up to discover who is responsible for the conspiracy. Admittedly, I like Baldacci's later "Camel Club Serie [...]

    5. I have completely forgotten to review this book. Read it this summer thought it was ok, nothing really special. The two main character felt a bit boring to be honest it was nothing like reading about Patrick and Angie by Dennis Lehane. Will perhaps read the rest of the series if I run out of bookslol

    6. I bought it in India international trade fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. I wanted to read a new thriller writer and the salesman suggested this. I am thankful to him.All it takes is a split second to ruin your career. Maxwell and king of secret service has this is common. Now both unite and try to redeem themselves. will they b successful?I enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a page turner. Kept me engrossed. Highly recommended.Sean is very fastidious and judicious. Michelle is very unorganised and [...]

    7. I loved this. I had read other Baldacci books but none about Sean King and Michelle Maxwell but now I have to read them all. Sean King is a former Secret Service agent whose split second lack of attention 8 years ago caused a tea party type presidential candidate to lose his life (before there even was a tea party)when a brilliant professor working at a third rate college (he was a UC Berkeley PhD who had fallen from grace after his activism over the Vietnam War and Watergate) stepped up and sho [...]

    8. This is my first experience with David Baldacci. His books are one of those I see around bookstore a lot (in mystery section) but I haven't felt compelled to try. Now I know that he is the author of Absolute Power (I enjoy the movie) and King & Maxwell series from TNT. Because I like the pilot of King & Maxwell, I decided to check out the series.I love a good mystery. A good mystery book is a good book. And I think this one provides a good mystery. For a peeker like myself, I'm even able [...]

    9. The first book in the Sean King & Michelle Maxwell series, and a good start to a seemingly good series! The book started out kind of slow, and jumped around a lot, and hard to follow, but after about 100 pages it started to pick up, then it got really good!Split Second follows former US Secret Service Agent Sean King who's career ended when a Political Candidate who he was guarding is gunned down right in front of him, and failed to stop the assassin. Now 8 years later, young Secret Service [...]

    10. Just finished Split Second and, as with The Winner, was very impressed with Baldacci's style. The research and planning that went into this book was amazing. Unlike The Winner, I did figure out who 'the bad guy' was about a third of the way in, even when he tried to make it look as though I was wrong a bit later. I was, however, wrong about his accomplice. It will be interesting to see if Total Control, next on my list, is similar to these two books. David Baldacci seems to have a thing about hi [...]

    11. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have one thing in common, albeit 8 years apart. As secret service agents they both had harrowing incidents while guarding their protectees who, coincidentally, were both presidential candidates. This is my first Baldacci and I don’t know why I’ve never picked him up before. This story had a really good pace and made you think (because there were a butt load of characters, lol!) Sean is the older of the two and even though his situation happens first, he is some [...]

    12. NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan created the show based on David Baldacci's novels, which was the main reason to pick up this book. I did enjoy the first season of this series so decided to have look in the literary origin and see how much the actual difference would be.Mr Baldacci has been read by me before but those books were more of the one offs written by the writer and as thrillers they did not fail to entertain me. So on that note it would be a great choice in reading about Maxwell [...]

    13. "Split Second" by David Baldacci is a murder mystery/thriller and my first read of the author. He gave me a good impression. I generally don't read murder mysteries unless they are Jewish murder mysteries but my mother-in-law raves about his books so I decided to try one. This is the first in the series of Sean King/Michelle Maxwell novels where two former secret service agents team up to solve a murder and in this case a kidnapping as well.The story: A Secret Service agent, Sean King, has his p [...]

    14. This was the first Sean King and Michelle Maxwell book in the series.Eight years ago, Sean King's career as a Secret Service Agent came to a screeching halt when a presidential candidate was killed on his watch. Now, eight years later, Michelle Maxwell gets a taste of what Sean felt like when a candidate she's in charge of is kidnapped. Sean has worked hard to put his life back together after the Ritter assassination. He's a sucessful lawyer now with a nice house on the lake. Then the man workin [...]

    15. Abandoned after 100 pages. This author's writing style is just not for me. I couldn't get interested in the main characters.

    16. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell - a formidable duo. I enjoyed this first book in the King & Maxwell series although I'll admit that I do prefer the ultimate kick ass partnership of Robie & Reel more. However, I'm definitely planning to continue with this series, as there is no doubting that David Baldacci writes an action packed thriller.

    17. Overall, an exciting debut for King and Maxwell, with strong character histories to help build the partnership, but I thought the plot was overly complex and the main protagonist's motivation lacking credibility. I look forward to reading the next one, though.

    18. As an avid Baldacci fan I'm so happy to go "back" in time to this series! Love Maxwell and King already and can't wait to read the next book! Great, riveting plot (as I've come to expect from Baldacci) with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I enjoy Maxwells snark and Kings no-nonsense attitude! My rating: 4.5*---This was an audio book read for me.

    19. ~ 4.5 stars ~Even though I figured out part of the mystery early on, I enjoyed this book a lot and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

    20. Michelle Maxwell, a Secret Service agent assigned to a presidential candidate, sees her rising career slip away when the candidate is kidnapped. Eight years earlier, Agent Sean King was assigned to a candidate who was killed. With their professional lives similarly shattered, the two meet and uncover unlikely coincidences between the two events. Suspense mounts when a body appears in King's law office and when they are violently attacked.A decent-enough premise, but I found it disappointing. Max [...]

    21. My online reading group plans to read the second book in this series in July. Since I do not like to read a series out of order, I decided to read this in preparation. Once I started the book, it seemed somewhat familiar but I was unable to decide if it was because I had already read the book or if I knew things because of the tv series. Turns out, that I had read the book before but so long ago that I forgot most of it. importantly - the big reveals. :). Despite being a re-read (something I typ [...]

    22. Great travel, beach, bedside reading. Short, pithy chapters and action that seldom slows down. Two Secret Service agents who make little mistakes on the job with big consequences. The mistakes are related but the plot is pretty complicated and will keep you interested to the slightly hokey end. I might be a little generous at 4 Stars as there were flaws. But I want to see King and Maxwell carry on in future adventures. Maxwell is great, she kicks butt. King is more of the braniac and moody. Shou [...]

    23. This was an awesome beginning to a series. There was twist at every turn with a strong female character. I will definitely continue with the series. I want to see what other trouble King and Maxwell will get into.

    24. Michelle Maxwell and Sean King, both shining stars in their field, have something in common. They both, as Secret Service Agents, were charged with protecting a presidential candidate when in a split second and eight years apart their careers collapse around them when they both lose their charges, one candidate is killed and the other is kidnapped. Michelle seeks out Sean because of their similar stories and as they try to make sense of the facts they have the two combine efforts to find the kid [...]

    25. Surukleyiciydi, sayfaları hızla cevirdim.Bir başkan adayının cinayetiyle başlayan hikayemiz sonunda oyle yerlere gidiyor ki inanın aklınız almıyor. Bu kadarda olur mu diyorsunuz ama oluyormuş.Maxwell ve King'i çok sevdim ama Kate'e de aynı zamanda çok üzüldüm.

    26. Solid thriller, easy to read and definitely keeps you turning the pages. The characters remain somewhat flat but the book kept me entertaines enough that I'm going to want to read Vol 2.

    27. I shouldn't actually mark this as "read", because I read about six pages and was disgusted by how bad a writer David Baldacci is, or at the very least, is in this first book in the "King & Maxwell" series. I only wanted to give the book series a try because earlier this summer TNT started a series based on these books. I like the TV series, in spite of being wary of what sounded potentially boring: politicians' business, CIA nonsense and ex-Secret Service agents turned private detectives. Th [...]

    28. This was my first David Baldacci book, and it reads like a mixture between your standard police procedural looking for a mastermind criminal and a political thriller. Within either genre it works, and I'll be reading Baldacci again. His writing is crisp, plot driven, with lots of dialog. The main characters are Sean King (ex-Secret Service) and Michelle Maxwell (current Secret Service). It deals with a past Presidential assassination, and a modern assassination plot reminiscent of the one in the [...]

    29. This is the first King and Maxwell mystery/ thriller, the story where Michelle Maxwell, a Secret Service agent, whose charge, a presidential candidate, is kidnapped from under her nose, meets Sean King a former Secret Service agent, whose candidate was assassinate while under his protection. Both cases seem to be related. It's an action-filled thriller, with many deaths and explosions. King is now a lawyer, who finds his relatively sedate new life turned upside down. There are many suspects in t [...]

    30. Secret Service Agent Michelle Maxwell knows her career is over when presidential candidate John Bruno is kidnapped on her watch. She sees a parallel to Sean King, another agent whose protectee was gunned down in front of him when his attention was diverted. Michelle contacts King and talks to him about the path their lives have taken. Sean is now embroiled in a murder investigation where he is a suspect. As they uncover information about the murder and their respective cases, they begin to suspe [...]

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