Friday, December 27, 2013

King and Maxwell

Preposterous. Readers who like character-based thrillers are those most likely to enjoy reading David Baldacci’s novel, King and Maxwell, the latest in a series featuring former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell who now work together as private investigators. While I’ve read the earlier novels in this series, and find the characters familiar and interesting, they remain for me underdeveloped and not very complex. In the latest novel, Baldacci has outdone himself with a preposterous plot from the first chapter until the end. The actions of major and minor characters required far more suspension of disbelief than I was willing to offer. I kept reading because I began to find the whole plot amusing, and looked forward to the heroic actions that would lead to resolution of a ludicrous case. For light entertainment, this novel works, especially for those who don’t want to be thinking while they are reading. Relax, sit back, and enjoy the fast-paced action while not reflecting on how implausible all this is. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase King and Maxwell from

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