Book Reviews of Hour Game (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Bk 2)

Hour Game (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Bk 2)
Hour Game - Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Bk 2
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN-13: 9780446531085
ISBN-10: 0446531081
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 298 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
One of those books both men and women can enjoy. Detailed enough, not overwrought with minutia, a fast paced challenging plot. What more could you ask for a good read?
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Helpful Score: 6
This book has 590 pages of actual story. A very good book that I couldn't put down.

Things change by the hour and some are just a tick off!
Two ex-Secret Service Agents become partners and are hired to defend a man's innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic, dysfunctional family. A series of secrets, leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that even has the FBI baffled. Playing the hour game by uncovering one horrifying revelation after another, putting their lives in danger.

I really enjoy good suspenseful who done its and this is a must read.

Loves to read,
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book and could hardly put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good Baldacci book. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are drawn into a case involving a serial killer who sets the victim's watch to the time of the murder. In tracking down the suspect, they find own lives in danger.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love reading Baldacci and this book is no exception. I've read every one of his books in 24 hours.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book sleeve says: "When is a serial killer not a serial killer? When are the hands on a clock not the hands on a clock? When you play the ... Hour Game."

"A woman is found murdered in the woods with a special watch on her wrist-and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of th emost infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be."

For those of you who enjoy a complicated serial murder mystery...enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 1
From the dust jacket leaves:
"A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist--and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.
Drawn into this violent affair are two Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Both have been hired to prove a man's innocence in a domestic burglary involving an aristocratic, if dysfunctional, family. Soon stunning secrets will lead the partners into the middle of a franctic search for a killer unlike any they've confronted before.
As the Hour Game barrels forward, Sean and Michelle face a macabre puzzle and uncover one horrifying revelation after another. Nearing the truth, they will find that their own lives are in danger. And then they're hit with the biggest surprise of all. When you play the Hour Game, you HAVE to play to WIN...but time's running out.
For them all."
This book was SO captivating. I could not put it down, and read the entire thing in one day...
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Amazon.com
Two disgraced former Secret Service officers team up to solve a series of copy-cat crimes in this exciting new thriller by a master of the game. Sean King was momentarily distracted when a presidential candidate he'd been guarding was assassinated a few feet from where he stood, and Michelle Maxwell left the Service under a similar cloud when she lost a "protectee" to an ingenious kidnapping scheme, events told in Baldacci's typical terse, fast-paced style in Split Second. Now partners in a private investigation firm in a small Virginia town, they're hired to investigate a burglary at the home of a wealthy local family. But even before the chief suspect in the break-in meets his death in a gruesome slaying reminiscent of a serial killer long since caught and punished, King and Maxwell get caught up in a string of other murders, each of which copies the techniques of another madman, from San Francisco's Zodiac Killer to Chicago's infamous John Wayne Gacy. While the two protagonists aren't especially complex or well-developed, the action never stops, and Baldacci's trademark pacing keeps the reader turning pages until the denouement, which unfortunately isn't quite as satisfying as the rest of the novel. --Jane Adams
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This was a really good read...I had to read it the whole weekend. I didn't figure it out and I usually can. Some good twists and turns throughout and at the end too. Definitely recommend.
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incredible story - found a new author who is amazing
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My father in law loved this book
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Great plot -- The fact it doesn't end as you would expect makes it enjoyable.
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Exciting suspense that keeps the reader on his or her toes.
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Good book- suspensful right to the end.
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EXCELLENT BOOK!! HOLDS YOUR INTEREST FROM THE BEGINNING! IT'S A CAN'T PUT DOWN BOOK!!!!
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Great Mystery. Surprize ending.
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I really loved this book! Reminded me of the years we lived in Italy. The discription of Aviano wasn't entirely accurate and some of the Italian traditions weren't either.
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I really like this series. I wish he would write more!
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Totally awesome. It kept me and my husband both guessing until the end!
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A woman is found murdered in the woods with a watch strapped to her wrist. A serial killer is on the loose and Secret Service Agents King and Maxwell are on to a frantic search. Book is from Zooba.
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Typical Baldacci, good characters-twisting story, pulls you in to the finish
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Good suspense story with action and intrigue.
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A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special wathch of her wrist. A must read.
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I thoroughly enjoy all of Baldacci's novels.
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Another good book featuring John Corey as the main character.
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All of Baldacci books are great
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This is a hardcover novel someone may want to keep and reread later. If you like Baldacci's work you won't be disappointed with this book.
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Book Description
A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal's motives...or who will die next.

Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to defend a man's innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic family. Then a series of secrets leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that is confounding even the FBI. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. For the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to the most shocking surprise of all.

My Review
This is the 2nd book in the King and Maxwell series. It was a very interesting read and kept me turning the pages. The book could have been shorter as there were entirely too many characters and the plot had subplots. Each chapter brought more questions without any clues or answers. I do have to admit that Baldacci is very good at keeping us guessing and the killer was quite surprising and unexpected. I now look forward to reading the next in the series as I do enjoy the partnership of King and Maxwell. I would recommend this book to those who like twists and turns and mysteries that are hard to solve.
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A very good read.