Book Reviews of Simple Genius (King and Maxwell, Bk 3)

Simple Genius (King and Maxwell, Bk 3)
Simple Genius - King and Maxwell, Bk 3
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN-13: 9780446580342
ISBN-10: 0446580341
Publication Date: 4/24/2007
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 236 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
Classic Baldacci. Though the pace is not as breath-taking as some of his other books, this story is intriguing on several levels, and I have enjoyed it as much as and more than his other novels. It is Sean and Michelle again, this time in Tidewater Virginia. Plenty of adventure, some surprises along the way, and over all, just a good, fun read.
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Helpful Score: 5
The story is extremely good. The characters are believable. It was hard to put down. The subject matter almost seems like it could even be true. It gives a scarey impression of what some people will do for what they claim is the "good of the nation or even national security".
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Helpful Score: 3
It's a good story. There's 12 cd's and I thought there's some slow down around disc 8-9, and picked up again on disc 10. The reader did an excellent job!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good book. Solid main line plot with a few intriguing side plots. Great dialogue and a really entertaining author's note at the conclusion.

3.5 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great story... passed the time easily on a long car ride!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
"Simple Genius" is not Baldacci's best work. The plot was solid, but lacked the terrific suspense that permeates some of his other works and the ending left too many unanswered questions.
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Helpful Score: 1
A really good book, Simple Genius is typical Baldacci work. He really draws interesting characters and involves them in surprising plot twists and action. I would recommend this book to all lovers of mystery/thrillers.
I rate this 4 stars.
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Another book featuring Michelle and Sean. Michelle suffers a mental breakdown and Sean is forced to work for his ex-lover, Joan, to meet the medical and legal expenses incurred by Michelle. The job is to find out what is going on at a think tank in Virginia. Sean finds that deaths are not what they are purported to be and, after Michelle joins him, they become the targets. Another great book by David Baldacci - one of my favorite authors.
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Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence - and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius. Now, only by working with his embattled partner, Michelle Maxwell, can he catch a killer ... and solve a stunning mystery that threatens the entire nation.
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Good story line, with suprising outcomes and interesting characters. True to the Baldacci tradition of well-researched books.
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ABRIDGED.
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Gripping from the start and exciting throughout!
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A good book. Kept me guessing until the end.
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I enjoyed this book, as I always enjoy David Baldacci's books. It wasn't my favorite of his but good nonetheless.
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There is a psychiatrist in this Sean King and Michelle Maxwell adventure. I enjoyed the psycho babble; you may or may not. Also, it had an unexpected ending. The story gave no hints to the unexpected ending and I did not like that but othewise I enjoyed the story.
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By far not one of his bess books. Too predictable at ever turn.
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Very good story; tons of action and suspense, and many surprise twists.
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If you're looking for a book that you won't be able to put down, this is it. It's part of a series, though, so I suggest you read the preceding 2 books so you can be familiar with the main characters. This author combines drama & mystery with humor, which to me, is a perfect combination. He keeps you guessing until the very end as to the "Who dunnit" part of the book.
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This was not my favorite book of the series, but it was alright. It was a lot slower than the other 2.
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Another great Baldacci book! An action packed, quick read!
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This is an exciting, suspenseful story about a couple of ex-secret service agents who are now private investigators. The story takes them to the CIA's "farm," and the mystery involves a secret site where mathemeticians are working on secret codes. This was my first Baldacci book, and I enjoyed it.
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I have found an author of this genre who holds my interest as only Patrica Cornwell could. CIA- MILITARY SECRETS- more than you can imagine.
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Another Sean and Michelle book. Enjoyed this book a lot.
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A very good read
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This is a excellent book. I truly enjoyed it.
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This book had so many twists and turns, I was intrigued throughout the search for the truth. Typically, Baldacci only revealed the true villians at the end of the book. This may be one of his best.
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Good story with lots of intrigue.
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Good Read
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Very interesting and complex characters. Keeps you guessing until the very end.
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I like Baldacci and this one was good. Action packed and revealing much more of the main characters. A surprise awaits at the end.
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Book Description
In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .

Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence-and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius.

Now, only by working with his embattled partner, Michelle Maxwell, can he catch a killer...and solve a stunning mystery that threatens the entire nation.

My Review
I enjoy reading about Michelle Maxwell and Sean King's relationship and adventures. This book was very good but a little slow in some parts but picked up towards the end. It was a fun read trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the gates at Camp Peary. Figuring out who was good and who was bad also added to the plot and kept me guessing until the very end. I will definitely continue reading the series and I do look forward to the next installment and what will be happening with Michelle and Sean. I would highly recommend this series to those who love mystery and adventure mixed in with a little romance.
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Great book. Fast moving, great characters. End was a little lame though..
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Husband just loved it. If you're a Baldacci fan, you'll want to read this one.
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I enjoyed this book, but am a fan of Baldaccil
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In a world of secrets, human genius is power. And sometimes it is simply deadly... A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world's most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world-shattering discovery--and keep some other secrets under wraps forever...

Former secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia.

Soon he is uncovering layer after layer of disinformation that shields a stunning world filled with elite mathematics, physicists, war heroes, spies, and deadly field agents. Amid more murder, a seemingly autistic girl's extraordinary genius, and a powerful breakthrough in the realm of classified codes, Sean soon learns enough to put his life at risk. Now more than ever, he needs Michelle--at her best--to help stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

From Michelle's courageous struggle to defeat her long-buried personal demons to a centuries-old secret that surfaces in the heat of action, SIMPLE GENIUS pulses with stunning, high-intensity suspense. The heroes of Split Second and Hour Game, David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestsellers, are back--as you've never seen them before.
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King & Maxwell #3, pub. 2007. Centers around two clandestine institutions near Washington, DC filled with intrigue and murder.