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
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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.
"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
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 ..
The characters were fantastic. Even though this isn’t the first novel of the series, Baldacci develops his man characters in such a ...more
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
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
3.5 STARS - I LIKED IT
Another successful read by David Baldacci. When I'm in the mood for an assassin/military/investigation type read, David Baldacci is my go-to author. His writting is always solid and I know I will get an enjoyable read. His Will Robie series is my favorite, but I haven't not liked a book by him yet.
I've read 'The Forgotten' as well as "King and Maxwell." I'll honestly say that while thoroughly enjoyed both of those novels immensely (as well Mr. Baldacci's' writing style, technique, plot twists and character development) I did find them a tad slow at the outset. And when I say 'slow' I'm talking 20 pages or so. However, both were great novels.
Simple Genius ...more
SIMPLE GENIUS the title refers to the village where Sean King travels to investigate a suspicious suicide, the village is actually an encampment where very intelligent people live and work. And when I say intelligent I mean a bunch of geniuses that work to create the next generation ...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
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
Despite the fact these two characters are former secret service agents and now run their own investigative firm, they seem to have a need to trust the wrong people - which of course puts them in more da ...more
The books are plot driven, it's what keeps you reading the series. Have to see if the library has the next in the series tomorrow morning.
In this book, Michelle is struggling with the aftermath of the last book. She has spiralled down into a depression that is serious enough for Sean to have to get help for her. This opens the gate to look deeper into her past as well as gives us the chan ...more
This book is a third in series about King and Maxwell, two former secret service agents who are now private investigators working together on cases. In Simple Genius they are investigating a murder at a place called Babbage Town, a genius "quasi-think tank with potentially enormous commercial applications".
We learn that Michelle is suic ...more
David Baldacci's much-loved protagonists Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are having trouble adjusting to life in the wake of the terrible events that drove them to the brink in HOUR GAME. Dogged by hidden demons from her past, then almost killed in a barroom brawl, Michelle agrees to try therapy at a mental-health facility, where she simultaneously busts a criminal drug-dealing ring! Meanwhile, to right their shared career in the private security sector, Sean a ...more
I remember the main characters and that I'd really liked them. I always have a thing with people whom are not able to fit into those small boxes, the society so generously hands out to us all. Being an anarchist is in my opinion another word for being brave, unique end willing to stand up for what you think is ri ...more
Sean, meanwhile, has landed a very intriguing case ...more
When Maxwell is overcome by what she feels is a lack of judgment, long buried circle her newly discovered inabilities without re ...more