Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #2)
And the HOUR GAME has just begun...
A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal's motives...or who will die next.
Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King a ...more
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The book is awful. It's so bad it may be the most humorous novel I've read this year. It's like a parody of a someone writing a bestselling novel. Someone at Mr. Baldacci's publisher needs to hire a first rate copy editor, because obviously, there is not one on the staff, This book is filled with sentences and paragraphs so incoherent it would have put my high school A ...more
Empieza muy bien, pero a medida que avanza se vuelve absurdo. Las motivaciones para los asesinatos son ridículas en su mayoría. Pasan cosas que son extremadamente convenientes para el unsub (tengo ganas de llamarle asi, como en criminal minds :P ). El unsub es expert@ en todo, consigue información que nadie más puede, entra en lugares con extremada facilidad. Todo en este libro es demasiado conveniente simplemente porque la trama lo necesita así.
La primera parte es entretenida, pe ...more
I figured he was not an author for me. Then came the dreaded moment: bedtime with nothing to read! Damn. I usually have a stack ready to go—but not this time. While desperately searching, I came across a box of books left by a friend who moved. Double Damn. The books were all either Romance or Political Thri ...more
When the small town of Wrightsburg is rocked by gruesome murders, both ex-secret service agents, Michelle Maxwell and Sean King, now private investigators (partners) are hot on the murderers tail. What sets the murderer apart is how he copies famous serial killers when he commits a crime.
The light banter between Michelle and Sean are the highlight of the book. Their bickering does bring comic relief to an otherwise intense thriller. Ho...more
I like how the story was fast paced and there was no dull chapter and I love how the characters simply evolved and how my brain gets to think on who will be killed next.
The intensity of the book from the first chapter to the last has always been a 10! A perfect 10! David Baldacci has made a new turn on how murders are done. The book is intricately written to include all clues ...more
Another great book -- I definitely love this s ...more
Que puedo decir del libro, primeramente no hice empatia con los protagonistas, King & Maxwell, ambos me los encuentro mal estructurados, no dan ni ton ni son. La narracion me la encontre en muchas ocasiones repetitivas, principalmente cuando describian los personajes. Hablando de personajes, demasiados, llega un punto que el autor se enreda ta ...more
It started out mildly interesting for the first chapter, up until we met the heroes. Then it started a quick, but long decline into sheer boredom.
The story is trite, and reminded me mostly of something I would have seen in an 80s television movie. The secondary characters are so unoriginal and boring that a 2D person would look at them and think they are quite flat.
The writing is uninspired. Drunken inspiration would have helped. When the author wasn't busy s ...more
Probably the most annoying part of the book was not the predictability, but the chapter where the investigators sit down and review the data...the chapter is designed to look like they're all reviewing the information together, to make sure they haven't mi ...more
My one complaint is the lack of development of King and Maxwell, the protagonists. Sometimes I feel like in a effort the keep things a mystery we miss out on impor ...more
Narrator: Scott Brick
Publisher: Hachette Audio, 2004
Length: 14 hours and 25 min.
A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next vict ...more
There are also the Battle's, a rich family who have a lot of connections, but with the patriarch in hospital and a burgalry there's a few skeletons in the cupboards who want out.
There are good characters, some gruesome murders and a few re ...more
Make no mistake, The Hour Game is, by high standards, a paint by numbers book. From the way I see it, it has a great heart. I ...more
these are like stephanie plums. you know what you're going to get when you start one. i happen to prefer when maxwell and king are not straddling the divide between private detectives and saviors of democracy; there ...more
A bunch of people get killed in ways modeled on notoriou ...more
There is a sort of "uncomfortable almost love story" for one of our protagonists but it is simply part of the book, the story, the plot so not bothersome.
In fact some of you who'd like to see a love story may be a bit disappointed...or for all I know a lot disappointed.
I didn't car ...more
This one is about a serial killer working in the town where both Sean and Michelle live. The wealthiest people in town, the Battles, have been burglarized and Sean and Michelle are hired to help find the real burglar si ...more
Why? Because this guy just doesn't write very well, at least not for people who've read novels more stylistically and technically challenging than (e.g.) the Left Behind series. This is genre lit for the more-than-functionally-but-let's-not-go-all-crazy-with-the-book-larnin' literate: sloppily constructed sentences, egregious reliance on clichés, thuddingly poor interior monologue description, and a few absolutely unforgivably awf ...more
The family that most of this book centers around are rich beyond most of our own comprehensions, but with that comes some really messed up human beings.
Not only are there multiple murders in this book, but trying to figure out who was doing them was mind blowing.
There is a extra shocker in this one that no one sees coming.
If you like a fast paced book, this one is for you.