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? But the more they dig into his past, the more they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths, and dead ends that make filtering the facts nearly impossible. As each new theory brings a new revelation, King and Maxwell will be pushed to the limit. Could this deadly case be the one that leaves the duo permanently parted?
About The Author
David Baldacci is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 bestselling novels. With his books published in at least 45 different languages, and with over 90 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. His family foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to eliminate illiteracy across America.
About the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series
Sean King is a former Secret Service agent who allowed his attention to wander for a split second, an error that resulted in the death of the presidential candidate he had been protecting. Michelle Maxwell is a former Secret Service agent who "lost" the politician she was supposed to protect when the politician vanished behind closed doors while comforting a grieving widow. Their destinies converge when Michelle becomes obsessed with Sean's case, and when Sean needs the help of a new friend to solve crimes that implicate him as the culprit. Professional pride, romantic tension, and common causes bring together King and Maxwell as a crime-solving dynamic duo.
Baldacci - there is no one quite like him.
The man who "wants to keep writing until I croak" has come up with another gripping yarn.
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At the outset of Baldacci's routine fifth thriller featuring ex Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell (after First Family), the pair, who now work together as private investigators, fly to Maine to meet Ted Bergin, King's old law professor. Bergin has hired King and Maxwell to assist in his defense of Edgar Roy, a U.S. government employee who's been indicted for murdering six people found buried on Roy's Virginia farm. Because for some reason it's a federal case, Roy is incarcerated at a Maine prison. Near their destination, the PIs stop to investigate a broken-down car on the side of the road. Inside is Bergin, who's been shot between the eyes. King and Maxwell probe deeper into the charges against Roy to find the professor's killer, with no help from Roy, who hasn't been talking since his arrest. A fast pace compensates only in part for a cartoonish villain—a venal politician—and a familiar Washington conspiracy plot. (Apr.)
-- Publishers Weekly
Series: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Ser.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th April 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.564