The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, premieres Monday June 10th, 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 : Hachette Audio, 2011
ISBN: 9781607885801
Branch Call Number: AB BALD SIX
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cassidy, Orlagh
McLarty, Ron


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Feb 11, 2018

Is a perfect memory an indicator of genius? Wait till you meet Edgar Roy. Ask him about the cars which passed him on the recent road trip - number, types, licence plates, the works. He's an E6 analyst who employs his prestigious memory and analytic skill at the Wall to help fashion US foreign policy. But he's also accused of murdering 6 people and burying them in his barn. Sean King, with the aide of his feisty partner Michelle Maxwell, is asked by Roy's lawyer to look into the case. Before they even start, they find Ted Bergin dead in rural Maine. "We're here so we should at least see Roy." They visit him at the ultra secure Cutter's Rock prison and find him silent and disengaged. What's going on? It's all here, national betrayal, changing allegiances, cheating contractors, questionable police activity. I liked King and Maxwell's quest for the truth, although I am sure you will find a few of the antagonists over the top.

Jun 04, 2014

Probably the best ( so far ) in the Sean King/Michelle Maxwell series. A unique story with political intrigue, twists and turns and a couple of surprises at the end. The narrator, who has done a lot of Baldacci's books, does a great job.

kmcinto Jul 08, 2013

Not one of Baldacci's better books. It took me forever to get into it till the character Kelly Paul came in play...And that's in Chapter 25! Before meeting the interesting characters of Kelly Paul, Edgar Roy, or James Harkes, there's nothing to hold you glue to the book. The two main characters Michelle & sean seem just as lost as the reader is of what the heck is going on.
However, I will say this. From Chapter 82-till the end is probably one of the best endings to any of his books I've ever read! He not only throws one, but two surprises you never saw coming...okay maybe you'll figure out one surprise. The ending scares you as a reader of what the author will decide to do with his characters, but I'm glad the way he ended it.

Mar 24, 2012

Lots of suspense. I found myself finishing the book even though I'm beginning to like suspense less than I used to, because of the positive reviews it received. However, the suspense seems to have edged out some of the character development and nuance that is what I really enjoy. The ending is positive, almost sweet.

Jun 21, 2011

Another well written thriller by this master novelist. My only complaint is that its too heavy on the violence. 8 of 10 stars

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