Simple Genius (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #3)
In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly...
A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world's most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about...more
Everything I loved and enjoyed from the first two books were GONE. Here, Sean and Michelle were 'separated' for the better of the first half of the book. Michelle suffered from breakdown, showing suicidal tendency, picked up a fight and being beaten, and must checked herself voluntarily (with Sean's insistence) for treatment. Meanwhile Sean was "forced" to get a job from his ex, Joan Dillinger, to investigate a death of a physicist at quasi–think tank place, Babbage Town.
Here a murder takes place on a shadowy government reservation. The victim has climbed onto the grounds of what turns out to be a CIA facility and ...apparently...killed himself. Though there is apparently someone who thinks it...more
I really like my neighbor and he has been a good friend for over 10 years, but lately he has taken on a bad habit of insisting that I read novels that are very nice, good, enjoyable, etc. to read. Each time he pronounces one of these descriptive adjectives for a book I am on guard. "Simple Genius" fell into the "you'll enjoy it" category. "Oh, my."
I'm not a big fan of Baldacci; most of the novels that he has written lately have been as far as I'm conc...more
"Simple Genius" is a great thriller. It brings together current research, historical information with well-developed characters. Once again Baldacci employs a strong storyline with several twists to keep the read...more
The prose is abysmal - clunky and ill-formed, repetitive and childlike - and the mechanics are just...awful. We don't need to be reminded of the characters' surnames every other paragraph. You really can use words that have more than one syllable, and sentences that exhibit some actual structure. Really, it's okay.
And I couldn't even begin to get into the plot. It started telegraphing itself very, very quickly - damaged operative! romantic tension! high-te...more
وأبطالها كثير من عباقرة الرياضيات والفيزياء يحيط بهم عسكريون ومحققان من القطاع الخاص ..
يعلقان في عالم الأسرار والمعلومات المضللة ..
يخرجان منها ببراعة .. أحببت الرواية كثيراً تحدثت عن عالم الشفرات وتاريخها والطرق المستخدمة عبر العصور ..تعامل الكاتب مع القصة بطريقة فريدة وكلمة المؤلف الموجودة في صفحات الرواية الأخيرة هي الجزء المفضل لدي ..
المتعة كل المتعة هي رواية بقلم ديفيد بالدتشي ..
This book does not quite live up to what I have come to expect from David. I can sum it up with one sentence; more of the same. This was essentially a repeat of Split Second, which was mildly more entertaining. Not that this is a terrible book; the characters are great, especially Michelle, perhaps th...more
First I'd like to point out the irony in the fact that in my review of the last book I made sure to note how great the Michele Maxwell character is. She's "smart, funny and tough as nails" I said. Well, you certainly ruined that one! The psychological storyline was just nonsense and...more
The story: Michelle and Sean are partners in a detec...more
Camp Peary, also known as "the Farm," is the CIA's primary training facility. Located along the York River in Southeastern Virginia, it is directly across the river from "Cabbage Town," a high-tech r...more
The book has lots of action and moves along quickly once the primary storyline gets underway. The mystery is complex and intriguing. Professionally, the partnership between Sean King and Michelle Maxwell is stronger than ever. The showcase of strengths is more equal than in the previous books. Michelle...more
(1) The women in this series might well have degrees or be doctors or superstar Secret Service agents but they are also presented as catty bitches who snipe at each other because they don't like Sean King having been lovers with the others or working with him. Even the intelligent and capable ones are defined by their sexuality and looks. In book 1, Joan was a highly educated and talented Secret Serv...more