King and Maxwell - King & Maxwell, Bk 6 Author:David Baldacci It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death. — Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father... more ». But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives.« less
In King and Maxwell there were a couple of places where Baldacci stooped to using what I call "teenage boy" dialogue. You know, dialogue where the speaker thinks he is impressing you with his cleverness, but he is noh. Baldacci seems to have to work to not to use this kind of dialogue and his editor let him slide it in this novel.
The premise was a little far-fetched and not explained, but I don't think the history of the bad guy is really the point of these novels. The point is that Kind and Maxwell are fun and clever.
Actually in a couple of places in this one their cleverness seemed unfounded. Hmmmm. Maybe this wasn't such a good book. I admit I enjoy series. To me it is like keeping up with characters. And I enjoyed visiting again with King and Maxwell.