David Baldacci's First Family is the fourth gripping New York Times bestseller in the King and Maxwell series.
The President’s niece is missing. Former secret service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return to the White House.
Camp David, USA.
A children’s birthday party at the presidential retreat turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations.
The FBI doesn’t want private investigators King and Maxwell anywhere near the case. Regardless, they are enlisted by the First Lady to bring the child home safely.
A shared history.
The First Lady trusts King, for years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. But is there a greater secret in their past?
With Maxwell battling her own demons, and forces aligned on all sides against her and King, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define . . . or defend.
David Baldacci's smash-hit series continues with The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.
Veteran character actor Ron McLarty brings a strong performance to a rather weak entry in Baldacci's political thriller series featuring ex-Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. When the president's niece, 12-year-old Willa, is kidnapped, the first lady brings in King and Maxwell to help find her. Unknown to the PIs, the motive behind the abduction has the potential to shake the presidency to the core. Although the action moves swiftly enough, the plot strains credibility, and it is to McLarty's credit that he manages to impart some reality with excellent character voices and sense of urgency. His reading is exceptional during the scenes between Willa and her kidnapper as he plumbs a depth of character beyond the written words. Strategically placed sound effects enhance the listening experience. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 30).