The Sixth Man Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 2012
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"Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection, and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament."―Kirkus Reviews on The Sixth Man
"A complex puzzle . . . Baldacci is a master craftsman."―Associated Press on The Sixth Man
"Equal parts Hitchcock and James Bond, it's the perfect literary cocktail...One of Baldacci's best."―Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deliver Us from Evil
"It's his eager, expansive imagination that drives his books . . . Like other thriller writers, Baldacci depends on a mixture of inventive plotting, appealing characters, luck, and consistency. Unlike others, his books rely more on characters' relationships than whiz-bang technology or procedural twists . . . What he offers is in some ways more unusual."―Newsweek on First Family
"A rousing success . . . Baldacci shows once again that he is a sort of thriller Renaissance man: a master of plot, dialogue, and character."―Booklist (starred review) for Divine Justice
"High-stakes action, shadowy government agencies, and [a] neo-Cold War backdrop . . . Baldacci pushes his plot ahead at such a blistering pace."―Washington Post on The Whole Truth
"Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises."―Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold
About the Author
David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.davidbaldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.
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Do justice to the afflicted and needy." -- Psalm 82:3 (NKJV)
In The Sixth Man, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in the role of private investigators, this time assisting in preparing the criminal defense of an accused serial killer who is thought to be insane. On their way to start work, the two are shocked to find their client's attorney has been killed. Something's not right, and they decide to stay on the case . . . heavily relying on Sean King also being an active member of the bar in Virginia.
As their investigation unfolds, more violence follows and they find powerful forces are arrayed against them. There are also government and personal secrets at stake that others want protected. How can they hope to help? Well, it won't be easy.
As in many David Baldacci stories, the center of this one is about how those close to and in the government look out for their own interests rather than the public good. A few well-meaning people are all that might stop some terrible result. I won't say much more, but the plot relates to how best to employ information developed by the intelligence community. If the suggestions for what should be done fascinate you, this will probably be a four-star book. I personally didn't find that aspect to be credible, much less interesting, so the book's action plot is pretty average.
Many might look to a developing relationship between Sean King and Michelle Maxwell as another possible plus for the book. The story isn't written that way, so some will be disappointed on this front.
One of the oddest things about the plot was that so much of the action was placed in the middle of Maine. That meant describing many trips up and down the East Coast where frankly not much happens.Read more ›
Bottom line, I guess if you've read other Baldacci books, other reviewer's comments seem to indicate perhaps this is not his best one. As for me, I truly enjoyed this book.
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David Baldacci never disappoints. I will read anything he writes.Published 7 months ago by Bee Bouchard
Just loved the King & Maxwell series, fast paced, very hard to put down once you start it.Published 13 months ago by Judy Kirkland