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.
I loved the book - its gripping and suspenseful - couldn't put it down!
Good read from the start.
Good book but must pay attention to characters. A good read.
I continue to enjoy the team of Maxwell and King. The author has not disappointed me, ever. It was riveting and suspenseful.
I loved this book-- I listened to a library CD earlier this year... I saw this audio cassette for sale at a good price so I got it to share. There are 4 cassettes (approx 6 hours) and this is an abridged recording. I can't comment as to the abridgement, but I did love the characters... Sean and Michelle. I'm eager to read the following books with the same characters!! It is read by Ron McLarty--
Very good, twists, and surprises. Good listen.
I found the abridged version very taut and exciting. It held my attention so well that I just about was late for work one morning as I wanted to hear what happens next. I thought it was very well written and the reader is great in this version.
Great charaters and good story. Enjoyed the twist and turns. Kept me on the edge of my seat waiting find out what was going to happen next. Enjoyed the reader he seemed grasp the plot and read it claearly and kept your attion.
David Baldacci\'s Split Second. #1 best seller that is exciting. Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career in the Secret Service. She let a Presidential canidate out of her site. The book cover s a maze of lies secrets and deadly coincidences. A great read.
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the secret service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging secret service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly cincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making -- and are a long way from over...