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4.00008413259297 out of 54.00008413259297 out of 54.00008413259297 out of 54.00008413259297 out of 54.00008413259297 out of 5 4.00 (11,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781609419844
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Edgar Roy-an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.

It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A complex puzzle…Baldacci is a master craftsman.”

    Associated Press

  • “Another surefire triumph.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “David Baldacci’s longtime narrator of choice, Ron McLarty, teams up with Orlagh Cassidy to deliver one of Baldacci’s most exciting thrillers. Truly, they are a dynamic duo…McLarty and Cassidy handle the story’s tense moments extraordinarily well. Cassidy gives each of the four female principal characters a distinctive voice. The sound effects and engineering are superb. The last quarter of the book is riddled with explosive moments, with a new surprise every minute. Listeners won’t discern who the real villains are until the very end.”

    AudioFile

  • “Baldacci’s realistic plot blends patriotism and naked ambition, greed and paranoia and bureaucratic infighting…This novel is action-adventure, the plot ricocheting between isolated Maine woods and Washington power corridors, with stops in Virginia and New York…Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection, and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/20/2014

    " This was a good read, the plot kept me reading until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/20/2014

    " A little slow to start, but a typical David Baldacci book towards the end. Nothing fantastic, but an enjoyable rainy weekend read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 2/12/2014

    " A good thriller to the end with a interesting group of characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/7/2014

    " Decent thriller. I've never found the relationship between the two main characters in this series to be anything but stiff, and that remains true in this installation. I saw the final twist coming a mile away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Banner | 2/7/2014

    " Lots of action. A great book for travel. We had to finish it once we got home! Baldacci did not disappoint with the twisted plot and interesting characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri Zuccarelli | 1/28/2014

    " David Baldacci likes to talk. This book was WAY too long. He writes way too many characters and the book could have been a lot shorter. I think I'm done with him now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 1/25/2014

    " Hooray, great read! It had me anticipating getting back for another installment all the way through the book. Baldacci is superb! He adds pertinent layers of detail to even fantastical situations and it works to build the foundation and feed into the logic of later scenes. The character development and dialog is excellent, both varied and natural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Macdonald | 1/18/2014

    " One of those suspenseful books. I found it hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/15/2014

    " I read this book right after surgery so it took me forever because the pain meds kept putting me to sleep. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 12/25/2013

    " Entertaining. A quick read. Not as good as the Camel Club series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/20/2013

    " Loved this book. I really enjoy the Sean and Michelle. Although David does a really good job of throwing in a twist at the end. This time I kind of knew something was going to happen in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanja | 12/2/2013

    " Entertaining, like most of Baldacci's books, but not one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 11/9/2013

    " Excellent book - fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 10/29/2013

    " Always enjoy losing myself in a Baldacci book : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray | 10/15/2013

    " Suspenseful thriller. A bit of Sci-Fi and loads of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom (Tash) | 8/17/2013

    " A great David Baldacci novel, with the story line built on corruption and deception among the federal Homeland Security organization's major players. I really liked this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/30/2013

    " Excellent book! Full of adventure. Several plot twists - just when you thought everything was wrapped up........... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Mcnenly | 6/21/2013

    " I saw the twist coming a mile away, but enjoyable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Mccorquodale | 5/20/2013

    " What's not to enjoy about a Baldacci book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 5/7/2013

    " Liked this book but would be a better movie so you could keep all the characters straight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethe | 4/30/2013

    " typical Baldacci thriller for fans of ex Secret Service agents Maxwell and King. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen | 2/16/2013

    " The many twists and turns in this book make for a fast-paced, page-turning suspense story. Another good one by David Baldacci. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 6/6/2012

    " Two intrepid PIs meet murder and mayhem in a scary story about skulduggery in the highest levels of US security. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele Selvaggio | 4/23/2012

    " If you are a fan of Baldacci, you will enjoy this book as well. He has an annoying way of wrapping everything up with a bow in the last few chapters, and this book follows that pattern. There are a few minor suprises at the end to satisfy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 3/10/2012

    " I debated between three or four stars-- much going on in this political thriller, some events more believable than other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Thibadeau | 1/30/2012

    " IMHO, this is the best of the Sean King/Michelle Maxwell series. I was never able to guess the ending completely. I was enthralled by the depth of the ending. There were multiple facets of the ending that were unanticipated. I really enjoyed this installment of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Mathews | 1/23/2012

    " David Baldacci is like no other. One of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint....page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/13/2011

    " This was a fast-paced thriller that kept me turning pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 6/30/2011

    " What's not to enjoy about a Baldacci book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 6/30/2011

    " Totally enjoyed revisiting Maxwell and King in this thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 6/27/2011

    " I have enjoyed almost all of Baldacci's books - and this was no exception. A great installment in the Sean and Michelle series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/26/2011

    " The Sean and Michelle books of Baldacci's are my favorite. I enjoyed this one of his more than the last several I've read. Fun summer trip reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty410 | 6/24/2011

    " Familiar investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are almost in too deep on this government bureau battle within the organizations and computer technology. Baldacci seldom disappoints and this was a thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 6/23/2011

    " Every time a read a David Baldacci I say it't the best book I've read but this one really was the BEST. So may twists and turns and just when you thought you had it figured out he brings in something else. I would highly recommend this book. You won't be able to put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/23/2011

    " This book had so many twists and turns, and I tell you I couldn't figure out the twists until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/21/2011

    " This book raises the hair on the back of my neck...could this type of intrigue really be true? Maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/21/2011

    " An entertaining and quick read. Predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 6/21/2011

    " Every thing you read a suspense novel for! Michelle and sean keep the pace all the way through I've given up on camel club but i will continue with these two good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/20/2011

    " Another good Baldacci. Lots of twists and turns - got a little lost there for a while. Interesting view of US intelligence community and how it works - or doesn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 6/19/2011

    " The usual pot boiler, characters where poorly built and played like super heros. Story line was not convincing unless you are an over the top conspiracy theorist. Not recommended "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 6/18/2011

    " If you are a fan of Baldacci, you will enjoy this book as well. He has an annoying way of wrapping everything up with a bow in the last few chapters, and this book follows that pattern. There are a few minor suprises at the end to satisfy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 6/16/2011

    " EXCELLENT!!!!! Another wonderful thriller with a twisted ending. I thought I called, then second guessed myself and ala it was what I thought but certainly not predictable. Well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 6/16/2011

    " Great intrigue, great character development, great action filled plotting. Baldacci is at it again, even WITHOUT the Camel Club! "

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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 Narrators

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

Orlagh Cassidy is an udiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.