Thursday, October 10, 2013
Split Second by David Baldacci
Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she led a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.
Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia, Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. He's been there before. In an out-of-the-way hotel eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.
Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. She has become obsessed with Sean's case. And he needs a friend—especially since a series of macabre killings has brought him under suspicion and prompted the reappearance of a seductive woman he's tried hard to forget.
As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making - and are a long way from over.
Hi....are you a fan of David Baldacci? If you are, are you a fan of the duel, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell? I am neither so I wasn't aware that this is the book that units and introduces these two characters of David's. David must have liked them a lot as he went on to write another four more books which features Sean and Michelle.
This is the second book by David Baldacci that I read. The first was Saving Faith which I read two years ago. I will not call myself a fan of David Baldacci but I don't mind reading his book once in a while since I quite like Split Second.
Split Second is a thriller and a rather straight forward thriller. There wasn't much bother with character development or plot development but a simple exciting story of what happened and why the events happened and what made them happened. The story progressed on a rather nice and easy pace. It's not a page turner but you do want to get back to the story so it is captivating in its own way.
Not highly but still recommended if you enjoys thriller.