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2.99973115870598 out of 52.99973115870598 out of 52.99973115870598 out of 52.99973115870598 out of 52.99973115870598 out of 5 3.00 (11,159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The King and Maxwell Series Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831492
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He's copying famous serial killers.
And the HOUR GAME has just begun...


A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal's motives...or who will die next.

Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to defend a man's innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic family. Then a series of secrets leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that is confounding even the FBI. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. For the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to the most shocking surprise of all.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thrill a minute.”

    New York Daily News

  • “An exciting new thriller by a master of the game…The action never stops, and Baldacci’s trademark pacing keeps the reader turning pages until the denouement.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Baldacci is back in form, and King and Maxwell reappear in this utterly absorbing, complex mystery-thriller that spins in unexpected directions…It’s Baldacci’s portrayal of smalltown Southern life, however, and his sharp characterizations of the Battles, from the bombastic Bobby and his regal widow to his weird extended family, that give the novel texture and depth: this is Baldacci’s most accomplished tale since his nonthriller Wish You Well, and it rivals that novel in its social commentary. Despite fair clues, few if any readers will ID the villain (villains?) before they’re revealed, and a snappy surprise ending will have Baldacci’s many fans remembering why they love this author so much.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stage and film actor Brick, an Audie Award–winning veteran of more than 150 audio books, is clearly a pro at interpreting the printed word. And Baldacci’s exciting new thriller…gives him particularly powerful material to work with…The actor displays an assortment of Southern drawls, from the melodious, genteel tenor of a septuagenarian King-Maxwell client to the commanding Steel Magnolia tone of a powerful matriarch. Brick revs up the narrative pace after the jailbreak, making sure listeners will be paying full attention for the final surprise. It’s worth waiting for.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Scott Brick brings his considerable expertise to his reading of Baldacci’s latest crime novel…Soft accents contrast with the brutality of the crimes…The relationship between the partners is sensitively handled by BrickThis production is a fine example of writer and reader working in tandem.”

    AudioFile

  • “The plot…builds to an exciting finish.”

    Booklist

  • “Baldacci reaffirms his position at the top of the psychological thriller genre with this intriguing examination of a murderer’s psyche…Strongly recommended for most popular fiction collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Letisha | 2/1/2014

    " The only reason I gave this 3 stars is I felt the ending was a little abrupt. Now that there has been another book written to continue the story I am much happier. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 1/31/2014

    " Enjoyable but very long for a relatively simple plot although there were red herrings galore. Yay - guessed the murderer fairly early into the story but another well written and crafted novel. Crime solving duo of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell feature both of whom are ex Secret Service. The characters are not particularly well drawn but nice pace slightly let down by a soft ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Kent | 1/27/2014

    " I would've given this book 3.5 stars...it was engaging and an easy read...a good beach book, if you like mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jukka Jumisko | 1/25/2014

    " I got this book after reading the Camel Club which I found to be interesting four star. In this one events repeat and repeat and repeat themselves. The author doesn't seem to know when enough is enough. Too long and quite boring. Story is predictable, reasoning and motivations poorly thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikilav PV | 1/24/2014

    " Man this guy can really get you hooked.. Amazing book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/23/2014

    " I love David Balacci - I like him more than John Grisham (and I've read everything John Grisham has written). I'm going to start reading Split Second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/18/2014

    " I love the characters of Sean and Michelle and how they interact. This is second their series, it's been around a while, but I'm just getting around to them. It was a page-turner, and chances are good I'll be looking for the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curt | 1/17/2014

    " I have read better Baldacci. It kept my interest, but was not riveted. I did like that you kept guessing who the killer was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greta Ward | 1/15/2014

    " This seems to have more characters to keep up with than his other books, but I'm enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/12/2014

    " Private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are investigating a serial killers who imitates different legendary serial killers with each murder in their same Virginia town. To complete things, there is a seconder murrderer loose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keely | 1/9/2014

    " Good Mystery, hooked me early on and kept me intrigued throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clint | 12/30/2013

    " The book was ok, but the ending got to be way too long. It just got boring after while and I thought they should have just called it quits earlier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda Birchfield | 12/23/2013

    " I'm really into thriller novels and it really kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Boule | 12/20/2013

    " First book by this author, it was a page turner. Reading another book by Baldacci now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry Della | 12/19/2013

    " Mass murderer cuts loose in Western Virginia, emulating various serial killer's MO's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spence | 12/6/2013

    " Hard to rate the DB books but this one would probably be second if I had to pick. If they make a movie this one will be R for sure though. This is another Sean King book who is a former Secret Service agent. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 10/10/2013

    " One of the best mysteries I hav read in a long time. Thanks, Jane. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb Neddo | 9/25/2013

    " I usually like Baldacci's books, but it was a real effort to get through this one. Lots of twists and turns, but I kept thinking, "When will this be over?" I am a person who has to finish a book once I start it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 10/16/2012

    " Another winner from Baldacci. Multiple suspects, strong characters, carries the reader right along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randi | 8/17/2012

    " Keeps you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 6/23/2012

    " Loved this one. serial killer, suspense, mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nir | 9/4/2011

    " an exallent thriler "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/28/2011

    " two anti-heroes become our heroes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/23/2010

    " Very good - I had no clue as to who did it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowena | 8/23/2009

    " Good murder mystery with an unusual plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/10/2006

    " These are like criminal minds in book form - loving them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Collier | 5/7/2006

    " Baldacci is great. I love this genre. I felt the characters were well developed. I was surprised at the amount of book left when it was discovered who had been the murderer. It worked though. After reading it I was lucky enough to go to a Civil War reenactment. Cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Arnold | 12/23/2004

    " Awesome! If you've never read a Baldacci - start here. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.