Split Second

Split Second

eBook - 2003
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Two Secret Service agents, one of them retired, have each had similar experiences losing presidential candidates while assigned to protect them. As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they 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.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2003.
ISBN: 9780759507944
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 01, 2016

Another great book by Baldacci. One murder becomes linked with the disappearance of a Presidential candidate. There's no shortage of action as King and Maxwell work at solving both.

Jun 15, 2016

Split Second --- by --- David Baldani.
This is as good a mystery secret service novel as you could wish for. Lots of turns and bends --- more than you could ask for. Lots of false cues and clues that send you scurrying in the wrong direction. You will literally zip read your way right through this novel. Gripping.

Aug 01, 2015

I mostly liked this book. It was fast-paced and full of action. I thought the "villain" was not a very good one and was quite weak but overall the plot was good

Feb 24, 2014

Great book and keeps you on the edge of your chair until the very end.

Jan 12, 2014

Wanted to read the king and maxwell books since I enjoyed the show. Book set a difference pace then the show but still worth the read. Moving on to the next book in the series.

Jul 26, 2013

Not my favorite Baldacci book at this point, but it was an ok read. The book introduces Sean & Michelle, the protaganoists in the series...but the story line is a bit convuleted, and hard to follow at times...too many "who done it " theories....ends well though...so I will continue on to the second book.

Mar 12, 2013

Messy plot with enormous holes ... the story began well enough but unraveled towards last quartile of the book with one after another implausible, improbable, and illogical events and decisions made by the pair of super secret agents. AND I am a fan of Baldacci novels, most recently, "The Forgotten."

Mar 02, 2012

Once again Baldacci has a great buildup to a big letdown at the end. An ending that definitely does not live up to what went before. A so-so book.

Sep 10, 2011

Second Baldacci book I have read. I wanted more. Funny and exciting, following this pair is great in all of their adventures

Jan 03, 2011

I do enjoy relaxing and reading Baldacci books. I had read a book previous with these characters. It was nice to find out in this book how they met. A few unbelievable events but hey its fiction right! I would recommend to people who enjoy Baldacci but not one of his best.


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Michelle 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 destinie 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 shattere their lives were really a long time in the making - and are a long war from over.


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