1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2009
This was the first time I have read a David Baldacci novel and what a great introduction to his writing...the book was riveting from the start and hard to put down. I am wanting to read more of his work and especially the books in this series that follow the trials and tribulations of the two main characters...Sean King and Michelle Maxwell who are two ex-Secret Service agents that are now partners in their own business in a Virginia town. The town is rocked by the murder of a woman that is copy of a serial killer from the past. It is soon rocked again and again by other murders that are duplicates of other serial killers but the killer has gone to great lengths to let everyone know that the killings are linked but he is not a copy cat and he has his own and original plan. As King and Maxwell investigate these murders they discover many of the town's unknown secrets. It is like a mix of a good daytime soap opera and Silence of the Lambs. And just when you figure you have things figured out Baldacci reveals another little secret that helps muddy the waters. An enjoyable and surprising read that once you start you will not want to put it down. Enjoy.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2005
Hour Game is a novel with a deep look into the mysterious world of a killer's mind, full of dark passions and morbid fear. The cold bloodedness of the killer is entirely credible. The way David Baldacci portrayed him gives us a clue as to how to figure out killers in society. Though rich, the characters in this book are predictable, dreary and mean. The plot of revolving around this psychopath is rich. Based on Sean King and the Michelle Maxwell who are determined to catch the serial killer, this page-turner will keep you on the edge of your seat to the final page. The book has enough suspense and mystery to thrill a reader
You can also read DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2005
Two Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to prove a man's innocence in a domestic burglary. As the two investigate the burglary, they are pulled into a separate case, one involving a series of murders based on the criminal methods of the most infamous killers. As the bodies begin to pile-up, Sean and Michelle race to stop a killer, as well as save themselves, but just as they are about to uncover the truth they are hit with one last surprise... 'Hour Game' is a can't-put-it-down, up-all-night page turner that truly deserves to be called a page turner. I don't want to spoil any of the surprises by going into the plot any further, however, I will say that the novel is a bit of a venture into new territory for David Baldacci. This time around Baldacci has decided to write about serial killers, with some forensic detail thrown in for fun and he does so flawlessly. Full of suspense and interesting characters, 'Hour Game' proves David Baldacci is a master of his craft and ranks as one of his best books. Expect to see 'Hour Game' dominating the top spot on the bestseller lists. A MUST read!
Also recommended: BARK OF THE DOGWOOD and a book called GOOD GRIEF
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2005
This was an excellent thriller. Full of surprises and suspense. I found it extremely difficult to put down. A very easy and enjoyable read. Two thumbs up! I also recommend David Demello's The Killing Game and John Sandford's Broken Prey.