Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Split Second - Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:David Baldacci, Scott Brick (Narrator) It was only a split second -- but that's all it took for Secret Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his "protectee," third-party presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, to die. King retired from the Service in disgrace, and now, eight years later, balances careers as a lawyer and a part-time deputy sheriff in a small... more » Virginia town. Then he hears the news: Once again, a third-party candidate has been taken out of the presidential race -- abducted right under the nose of Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell. King and Maxwell form an uneasy alliance, and their search for answers becomes a bid for redemption as they delve into the government's Witness Protection Program and the mysterious past of Clyde Ritter's dead assassin. But the truth is never quite what it seems, and these two agents have learned that even one moment looking in the wrong direction can be deadly.
Read by Scott Brick, Unabridged, 8 cassettes, 11.5 hours« less
Baldacci is a master of suspense, great book! 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 responsiblity vanished into thin air.
One of the most enjoyable Baldacci books I have read. Baldacci captures your interest with the prolouge and holds it throughout the book. While the resolution of the plot is perhaps a little farfetched, that is easily forgiven from wanting to discover how it ends.
Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service.Against her instincts,she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow.Then,behind closed doors,the politician ehose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.
Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia,Sean King knows how the younger agent feels.He's been there before.In an out-of- the-way hotel eight years earlier,the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second.And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.