Series: King & Maxwell #1
Narrator: Scott Brick
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 8, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 11 hours, 40 minutes
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The world can change forever in a single...
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment, and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.
Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making-and are a long way from over...
Secret Service Agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell watched their careers go up in smoke in a split second. Though their events occurred eight years apart, they become connected by the events that altered their courses. It also seems now that the two events might have their own connection.
I enjoyed the story, especially the pace as there was rarely time to relax before the next challenge was presented. I liked the murky characters and odd directions the story would take, sometimes making it a bit convoluted but always interesting. While I figured out the villain, the motivation wasn’t something I could have ever deduced.
Scott Brick’s narration set the right tone for King and Maxwell’s relationship dynamics. I’ll continue listening to the series as I liked the interplay between the two characters. This was a good start to the series.