After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind.
THE SIXTH MAN
Edgar Roy-an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s attorney, Sean’s old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy’s past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.
This was an ok book. I had some pretty high expectations though. I have read a few other Baldacci books, but none from this particular series. I absolutely loved his Camel Club series. I felt that the characters were so alive. However, I didn’t get that sense in this book. Maybe its because I hadn’t read any of the prior books and didn’t have that getting to know you period.
The story line was very interesting though. Baldacci definitely knows how to keep you in suspense. There was tons of action in this book.
I think I am going to go back and start from the first book in this series. Just to see if maybe the characters will feel more alive. At this writing, even though the story line makes sense standing on its own, I would have to suggest reading this series in order in the hopes that the characters build up more.