The Sixth Man has ratings and reviews. Steven said: An incredible fast paced book. A real page turner. In this book National Security is thr. 14 Mar At the outset of Baldacci’s routine fifth thriller featuring ex%E2%80%93Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell (after First. 24 Jan The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and.

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And Bergin reaches out to his friend, Sean King, to help with his investigation. What happens in one book can greatly affect what makes them tick in subsequent books so make sure to read these in order. Initially I thought this was too confusing and strange but that blew over fairly quickly. Do you work in the book industry? Roy is awaiting trial and almost certainly faces conviction. Also they were very cut out and ordinary. Then there are the Analyst’s sister, Kelly Paul, a woman with her own secrets; James Harkes, an agent without a badge but with a propensity for unleashing violence; and finally, Edgar Roy, the Analyst, brilliant, shy, lonely and deeply troubled about his part in the death and destruction generated by the Wall.

The first two-thirds roughly is strong and kept me engaged. The fifth book in the King and Maxwell book series. King and Maxwell uncover a secret government program which uses analysts to examine the combined intelligence government channels and offer strategic advice. It has grown too unwieldy to be manageable.

Edgar Roy is the 6th man, a person whose brain is so far advanced that he can literally never forget anything.


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Back to the original purpose of this “review. Elements of good story telling and structure are always present in Baldacci’s work and his style is very polished.

Enjoy and Be Blessed. This novel had the makings of a good thriller, but its obvious villains, pat and unsurprising ending, and failure to further develop the characters of Maxwell and King makes this reader wish he soxth just skipped this stale King and Maxwell thriller.

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Baldacci really kept the sense of urgency going here and left no stone unturned. My only complaint would be the slight past-novel recap the characters reflect on briefly at one point.

You might learn a little something. Published April 19th by Grand Central Dixth. I don’t know if it was for me or for others as well. This was one of the most exciting books I’ve read in a while.

Edgar Roy–an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. I see that this is at the top of the food chain on the NYT Bestseller list; it deserves to be there no doubt, great stuff, well done, well thought out and executed.


This book is disturbing on so many levels. Skipping to the last chapter verified dzvid conclusions. The dialogue is very stiff, confusing, feels like it was started and stopped at various times and was agreed upon by a group of people instead of one. The duo are called in by the attorney of a serial killer to help in his defense but are soon drawn into an daviid situation of multiple murders and a vast intrigue within the U.

Books by David Baldacci. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest abldacci of the government and the darkest corners of power. While it didnt spoil a prior novel, i guess it was also the publisher’s marketing team to attempt to pique the interest of a new-to-the-series reader.

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When I am it’s unmistakable. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway.

But their investigation is derailed when Sean and Michelle find Bergin murdered on a quiet highway in New England. Half of them want Edgar back at work and the other half want him dead, so no dvid agency can utilize his skills.

Baldacci’s novel then follows the usual predictable events for this type of novel, so I can’t say that it is a favorite.

But on their way to meet with Roy, Sean and Michelle find Bergin dead on the side of the road. There is one twist to the end and the novel does reach to the heights of power in Washington, D.

One of the best espionage novels I’ve read. There was a problem adding your email address. The bad guys are stereotypical power hungry politicians, the good guys aren’t really that smart, and the genius guy in jail isn’t that impressive.