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Split Second (King and Maxwell #1)

by David Baldacci

When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate, Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot?

Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: 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, is playing curious games – she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something . . .

 

“The action is explosive. Readers will barely have time to catch their breath.”  People

“Pulse-pounding suspense.”  Booklist

“Genuinely scary scenes…driven by tense action.”  New York Daily News

“Great…a fast-paced thriller.”  Denver Post

 


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01 October, 2003

About David Baldacci

David Baldacci is the internationally-acclaimed author of 20 bestselling novels. With his books published in at least 45 different languages, and with over 100 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. His family foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organisation, works to eliminate illiteracy across America. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.



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