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Publisher Description

Split Second is the first in the gripping King and Maxwell series by bestselling author David Baldacci.

When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate, Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot?

Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection.

The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments.

Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues and clients fast and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, is playing curious games – she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something . . .

Split Second is followed by Hour Game, Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

Crime & Thrillers
August 21
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

Guildford Granny ,

An excellent read

Exciting and intriguing from the beginning. Many twists and turns but remains believable. Reads like a film.

Wopti ,

Too many characters

Sadly I lost the plot. Unless reading constantly from start to finish there was just too much going on for me as I like to put a book down occasionally and then start again. I didn’t complete it.

Neoactive ,


Great book, had me hooked. Could put it down. Looking forward to the next one.

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