King and Maxwell (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #6)

King and Maxwell (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #6)

by David Baldacci
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King and Maxwell (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #6) by David Baldacci

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . .


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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455521319
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series , #6
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 437,583
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at


Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia


B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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King and Maxwell 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
The characters have excellent development and interaction across a longer time line than just this novel. With both likable and negative traits. You can identify with the lead characters inner worlds, and how they deal with the tension between themselves and the secondary characters in the story world. Humor seriousness and mystery compete for primacy, but the lead characters personalities drives the story.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
It’s been a while since I read a Baldacci book and having read this book, I regret the long absence. Mr. Baldacci has a great way of ramping up the tension, teasing you with information (chapter breaks are things of horror with him – he’s FABULOUS at the cliffhangers), and throwing in humor when you least expect it. As memory serves, I read the first book in this particular series a while back. I certainly remember the Secret Service issue with Michelle. But other than that, I haven’t read anything in this series. That didn’t cause a problem because while there are occasional references (and in Edgar’s case, a LOT of references) to past cases, they aren’t really necessary to follow the plot (though I want to go back and read the book where they helped Edgar – read the book to learn more about Edgar). Sean and Michelle are definitely trying to work through the early stages of a relationship. There’s passion there (but not on the screen – yay!), but they’re also two very distinctive individuals with very different ways of handling things. I love Michelle’s messiness and Sean’s exasperation with her (and frequent comments about the state of her truck’s interior). The mystery as to what cargo was being moved by Sam Wingo kept me reading, and then when it was revealed what he’d been transporting and why, wow. Definitely had to see how it played out. I was also really curious as to why the villain was doing what he was doing (along with WTH was he plotting). Kudos to Mr. Baldacci for the Jaws reference and having Sean be a bit embarrassed that he used Jaws to get an idea on how to save Michelle (nope, not giving any more details than that). The conclusion of this book was very suspenseful. I loved how Michelle and Sean, despite frequently getting into danger, kept level heads about themselves and worked through the problem. Even when their own client wanted to fire them, they didn’t just take it at face value and walk away. Instead, they continued investigating (trying to be subtle about it, but when the NSA is involved, there isn’t a lot of subtlety, considering how much the NSA and other governmental agencies can spy on the average people, especially when trying to cover up an incident). So, unreserved 5-star rating from me for this book! I am soooo going to find more of the series to read now. Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read a lot of his books. Found this one boring and lacks excitement. Had a difficult time getting through it. Minutes after starting to read it, was asleep. I think I am done with the King/Maxwell series. They have become predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book that David Baldacci has written and enjoyed the majority of them. I thought this one was extremely disappointing and It seemed to me that he didn't even write this one. It did not sound like his writing and was extremely below his standard. I feel like it was written but a ghost writer. Although I have always waited for Baldacci books with great anticipation that will not be the case anymore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is reasonably interesting. I find Baldacci's books overrated, I have read several & my opinion is the same for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Contrived to the point of absurdity. I use to love Baldacci but he has lost his muse and is sticking to formula writting to crank out books. Unfortunately the plots don't ring true on any level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the previous maxwell and king books so I couldn't wait to read this one. It might well be wanting you to keep turning the pages but the childesh like writing and the t thin and improbable plot made me cringe! I really had to talk myself into finishing it. I am going to reread simple genius!
RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
Mimicking the highs and lows of this novel, my rating had some higher points along with some lower ones (which you wouldn’t know based on my final overall rating). But trust me, my friends, they were there. But that’s the joy of reading: expect the unexpected. KING AND MAXWELL started off well enough, with desert scenery and a finger placed on the kill switch and high powered weapons pointed at foreheads, tripped over its own two feet a bit in the middle with some Swiss cheese dialogue and gouda lines, and then had a rather disappointing ending, at least in my opinion. Let’s start with the good. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell prove rather emphatically that opposites do attract, that partners can banter as well as brother and sister, tease each other relentlessly in the pursuit of some comic relief, and that even while being chased by alphabet soup agencies, good humor never dies. The premise could have been straight out of Hollywood: There’s even a Jaws reference that I wouldn’t have gotten without the explanation. The action-packed plotline proved mostly enjoyable (I don’t read thrillers for the stunning, poignant prose and literary awards). I value entertainment, and I definitely felt the back of my knees on the edge of my seat. Measuring this against earlier David Baldacci novels, though, I couldn’t help coming away a bit disappointed. There were lines of dialogue that could have been pilfered from an Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, and the premise, while entertaining, probably was a tad outlandish, and was all wrapped up a bit too neatly for an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride. I received this book for free through NetGalley. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book, BUT the Kindle version of this book costs $8.49.  $5.00 less than Nook.  What gives?
Mikeeman More than 1 year ago
another Baldacci home run!! He always has strong woman characters and that sets him apart.He also develops strong and believable bad people. throughout all the mayhem .there is tongue and cheek humor and characters you grow to care about. excellent read with enough twists and turns to keep the p[ages turning. too bad he only writes a book or two a year-- look forward to the next one regardless of who the protagonists are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read but borrow first as is not a re read and you will archive it if not delete which i havent figured out how to yet.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved it
ARoadwarrior More than 1 year ago
Another Great Read by Baldacci David Baldacci hit another "Home Run" with this book. Excellent read. You won't be disappointed. My only complaint is that the Author keeps me up late at night. Hard to put his books down,once you get started.
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Carol Bristol More than 1 year ago
I never thought I'd like David Baldacci books but this book King and Maxwell I am now hooked on his books.. The characters were serious but had alittle humor in it too.
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This book kept me reading. I love these two characters.
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