Split Second Author:David Baldacci Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she took her eye off the presidential candidate she was protecting, and lost her man. Former Secret Service agent Sean King knows how she feels. Eight years ealier, he allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second, and the candidate under his car... more »e was gunned down. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge and discover that the two cases have something dark and terrifying in common: a conspiracy years in the making -- and a long, long way from over...« less
I'd heard good things about David Baldacci. What a good action/suspense writer he is. And I was enjoying this book right up until the author started withholding information from the reader. When the character makes a discovery that obviously takes him a large step closer to solving the mystery, but the author decides to withhold that information from the reader, I cry foul. This is an artificial way to increase the tension. The author needs to play fair.
Since a number of critics who generally like Baldacci didn't like this story and say that it doesn't play to the author's strengths, I will probably try one of his other novels, but if he cheats in that one, I'll be done with him.