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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,158 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:
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He’s copying famous serial killers—and the game has just begun.

A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case, but soon it 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. And 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.”


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


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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