Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #2)
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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
I enjoyed this edge-of-the-seat thriller.
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
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
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 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
King & Michelle from Charottlesville, work on killings in Wrightsburg. The plot link to murderer is easy. The book's link to the "Hour game" title is good. Wrist Watch "stems" are pulled out stopping at a hour 1:00, 2:00, etc. hence set to the "hour" are placed on bodies/victims.
"Zodiac" Letters/Symbols & Zodiac Wrist Watches set at a hour?
Murders point to a Battle family. A good character, Dr. Sylvia Diaz, dept. med. examiner had an affair from her husband, Steve Diaz, ...more
Overall, because the story was interesting, kept me guessing throughout and was generally well written, I liked the read.
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
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
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
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
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
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
the book has its share of thrills, actions, blood drives and wits and humour filled through the pages.
I liked how david baldacci had kept it light for the readers to keep the track and yet the twists and turns blows your mind completely
true page turner
Ex-Secret Service Agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, since after solving their first case together, have gone into business for themselves as Private Investigators solving heinous crimes. A woman is found dead in the woods, where at first it seems like simple murder case, it turns into a deadly game ...more