Split Second (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #1)

Split Second (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #1)

by David Baldacci
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Split Second (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #1) by David Baldacci

The world can change forever in a single...


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 coincidences, 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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759507951
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2003
Series: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,619
File size: 1 MB

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 DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.


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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Split Second (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 407 reviews.
DewdLM More than 1 year ago
As a retired cop I was a little hesitant to start this series about federal cops but I found this very believable and a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It reads incredibly fast. The ending is what just killed me. Everything was tied together in about two pages it seemed like. Plus the ending itself was surprisingly horrible. Still worth reading though I couldn't put it down till I was finished.
AZTorey More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure I would like this author but I am now an avid fan. Good plot, good timing and a good story. What more can you ask for?
ListensToNovels More than 1 year ago
Audiobook version. Scott Brick's New York accent so thick you could spread it on a bagel is annoying and irritating. He must be an unhappy man because his reading depicts the characters are very combative and not nice people in general. Wish I'd bought the abridged version with someone else reading. Great story though. I recommend the book, just not this audio version.
FancyAuntNancy More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the action from the start all the way to the finish. Sometimes, Balducci bestsellers are to neatly wrapped up in the end, but I enjoyed the story line and characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read any of his books where I was let down or found myself putting the book down to do something else. It is always from start to finish, don't let go, continue the reading.
jimpga More than 1 year ago
I have read all of David Balcacci's books and can say I am a fan. All of his books fall into the category of "Hard to put down". Split Second is no different.
Eudy_Knight More than 1 year ago
This introduction to the King and Maxwell series starts off in great fashion winding two tales together causing the main characters to interwine - fate is a strange mistress indeed. The story clips along at a good pace with some believable side characters. However, the conclusion felt rushed with even weaker character development at the end. Also, very, very predictable villian (Really, a tennis ball?). Baldacci has got a good duo here even if the plot development is extreme including final character revelations and plot developments that are a little disjointed from the previous even flow of the story. If you will just remember that anything is possible where politics are concerned, you'll have a good time with this odd couple and will be looking forward to the next installment.
sbugsy More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I used the audio book and couldn't wait to get back in my car to listen to it! I usually don't read Baldacci but this sounded so interested I decided to try it.
ScarlettCH More than 1 year ago
Great story line and fast paced. If you like action. This is your book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got my hands on an advanced copy of this one last week and just couldn't put it down! Baldacci, already recognized for several other great thrillers, has really outdone himself this time around. Excellent plot, intense thrills, awesome characters: This one will top the bestsellers in no time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. As usual spell binding, really enjoyed.
December0 More than 1 year ago
I started reading this because a friend recommended it. I wasn't sure what I would think, but I got hooked within the first two chapters!  I would describe it as a thriller, crime, and mystery type of novel. Just when you think you got it all figured out, a twist turns it around. At the end, the pieces are put nicely together and everything becomes incredibly clear. The books becomes fast paced at moments, but not overwhelmingly so. It really puts you into the mind of the killer, as well as the main characters. They are all unique and their character developed nicely. The writing style is not over-bearing either. It is detailed but not to the point that skimming over becomes a habit. Instead, only the necessary details are added and clearly written. It is not something easily put down once started. Once you read it, you will become a fan of the series, if only to feel the rush and excitement while reading about crazy chases, gun shoot outs, and crazy clues that make your head spin (in a good way). 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love David Baldacci's books and this one certainly lived up to his books' reputation. Gripping from the very first chapter, I culdn't put it down. Highly recommend!
twinkie92 More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, & interesting, will have to add my list of series' to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mistakenly read "Simple Genius" in this series first, and absolutely loved it. Just finished this, and while I'm pleased that I now know King and Maxwell's history/beginning, I was ever so slightly disappointed in the brevity of this novel. Overall, a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Lots of twists. Would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite authors . Gripping story line AAA
maravelousmaryj More than 1 year ago
love the King and Maxwell series. have read them before and now I am putting them on my Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome, must read if you like crime drama without the gory, senseless violence.
memphismomMM More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters. Spent wonderful hours around the hotel pool with this book. I am looking forward to more in the series.
Stevessf More than 1 year ago
If you like like contemporary mysteries with a tough, dominant women and a cerebral, thoughtful man trying to outwit (him) and out muscle (her) a cast of Southern good old boys, conniving belles, and at least one genius serial killer you will enjoy Split Second. David Baldacci, the crown prince of airport book store thrillers, combines his talent for convoluted plot development and an ear for lively dialogue to create a cast of interesting characters involved in life and death struggles with contemporary forces of evil.
rstar54 More than 1 year ago
This isn't the first book I have read from the series and I'm glad I read it. Mr Baldacci develops the story line and keeps the pace up throughout the entire book. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
Cristina Wohadlo More than 1 year ago
Im going to download the next book asap!