King and Maxwell

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 213 ratings

Split Second Summary

When something distracts Secret Service agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career - and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. What stole his attention? Why was Ritter shot? Where were the other detail leaders?

Eight years later, Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career receives a lethal blow: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments.

Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues, and clients fast, and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, a hard-biting, widely respected agent, is playing curious games. She wants Sean back and resents his growing relationship with Michelle, but she also owes him for something.

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  • Book 1

    • Split Second

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 1
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Damian Lewis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    When something distracts Secret Service agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career - and a presidential candidate his life. Eight years later, Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career receives a lethal blow: a presidential candidate is abducted while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • volume kept going up and down

    • By victoria macdonalf on 07-06-14

    Regular price: £7.69

  • Book 2

    • Hour Game

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 2
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. Meanwhile, a spate of serial killings begins to terrorise the neighbourhood. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at each crime scene, either on the hour, or one tick off. Why?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor by Baldacci standards

    • By Andrew P on 18-03-15

    Regular price: £10.49

  • Book 3

    • Simple Genius

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 3
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Sean King and Michelle Maxwell both bear the scars of their previous case. Michelle's in a psychiatric hospital after making a suicide attempt while Sean, down on his luck and desperately worried about his friend, accepts a PI job at Babbage Town: a hugely secret establishment where, it seems, corpses turn up more quickly than new codes can be encrypted by the genius mathematicians who are employed in the place.

    Regular price: £11.89

  • Book 4

    • First Family

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 4
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Return to form for Baldacci?

    • By Jeff on 22-04-10

    Regular price: £11.89

  • Book 5

    • The Sixth Man: Sean King and Michell Maxwell, Book 5

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s lawyer—an old friend of Sean King— to look into the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins: while en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body. A rash of terrifying events begins to unfold and it is up to King and Maxwell to uncover the truth: is Roy a killer or not?

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 6

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