The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

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.


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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446573108
Branch Call Number: BALD
Characteristics: 416 p. ; 24 cm


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Aug 23, 2016

I listened to the audio book. The readers (1 male, 1 female) didn't differentiate too much with the voices so I had a hard time figuring out who was talking. Also, there were gunshots that startled me on more than one occasion when I was driving!! It was okay, but so much killing.

Jan 24, 2014

At first the book was slow since I've watched the tv episode. To many differences yet to many similarities. The ending gave me a heartache that I now seriously can't wait for the next! 125 holds ahead of me and it feels like it can't come any sooner.

B2K2rEaD Oct 22, 2012

another fast paced thriller but with some ORIGINAL concepts.
The individual personal story lines keep moving and evolving.

Aug 24, 2012

A good read. But man, they travel the country to the point of being rediculous. It's almost distracting. I'm wondering if this is the last Maxwell King story the way it ends. Worth a read if you like these two characters. They entertain me during my ride on the bus.

Jun 12, 2012

one of his best yet - really enjoyed it - lots of surprises

Mar 06, 2012

It was quite OTT, with a predictable ending and cliched moments. When the main characters are just imbued with super characteristics its hard not to roll your eyes after they survive the umpteenth attact unscathed. I had been tempted to start from the first one in the series but now that I've read this I'm glad I didn't wait. Guess this doesn't make me a Baldacci fan.

Jan 04, 2012

A Hard-to-put-down book from start to finish. Took me only a couple of hours to finish reading the book!
One of the best works of Baldacci.

Dec 06, 2011

I almost stopped reading this book during the first few chapters as the lead protagonists were kind of annoying. But gradually, more interesting ones appeared & the plot took over. It's a cleverly written, fast paced thriller & you just have to know how it plays out & who is actually on which side. You'll pick out one of the "moles" fairly easily but the rest remain up in air til the final battle. My only complaint is a pet peeve...medical details (hospital treatments & procedures, etc.) that are incorrect but only because they're so easy to get right with a little research.

josaally Nov 30, 2011

I love these Michelle Maxwell and Sean King stories. It's great to see a couple where the female could kick the guy's butt if she wanted too and he's fine with it. Baldacci had me doubting myself when I thought I had it figured out. I love a book that keeps me guessing

Pheonix25 Nov 30, 2011

If you're a fan of David Baldacci then you will love this book. Classic Sean and Michelle novel. One of the best I've read.

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