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Summary

David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series.

Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying events now shaking the prosperous town of Wrightsburg....

The unidentified corpse of an attractive young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids, one shot in the back, the other in the face, are found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in her own home. A serial killer is on the loose. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at the scene of each crime - corresponding to the victim's position on his hit list.

As the killing spree escalates, it seems that the fractured Battle family are somehow involved, and Maxwell and King suddenly find themselves racing to solve an intricate puzzle, one that is full of tantalizing clues but barren of solid evidence and one that is leaving even the FBI confounded. And all the while, the body count is rising....

Hour Game is followed by Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

©2004 Hachette Audio (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Loved it

Baldacci at his best love this author another great story. I cant wait for the next.

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definitely worth a listen

definitely didn't struggle to finish this book. It was brilliantly narrated and I would definitely recommend

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Very, very...... very disappointing

What would have made Hour Game better?

A better and more tied together plot. There were loads of holes in the plot and it all seems very amateurish.

What will your next listen be?

Not David Baldacci. Michael Connelly more than likely - he's a different class.

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He's is a fairly good narrator. He made the best of a very bad book.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No - I couldn't recommend any aspect of it.

Any additional comments?

Like some of the other reviewers of this book I am astounded that this went to print... it's as though DB wrote this when he was a teen and needed to get a book out quickly! Very sloppy plot evolution - loads of holes, seemingly last minute plot fill-ins to make things tie together... really frustrating to read/listen to.

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Great read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I had read reviews and was a bit put off, however I love David Baldacci so thought I'd stick with it.
the plot and twists were gripping!

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brilliant

I read all reviews. saying how bad his books add got. RUBISH DOGMATIÇS.HESTHE BESTSELLING STILL. Patricia Welsh xxx

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Loved it. Since I have to put in 13 more words, here goes: Blah, blah.

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Unabridged recording is fantastic

I got the abridged version of this novel a few years ago and liked it. King and Maxwell were my intro to DB. Now he has released unabridged version of Split Second, this one and others King and Maxwell series just got better.

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David Baldacci and Scott Brick do it again

Good story as always and excellent narration. Pity Book one in the series is damaged in the recording.

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Enjoyed every minute

I loved the King and Maxwell series on tv, so when that came to an end I was looking for something new and was pleased to see the series had come to audio books. It was easy to picture the actors as this story unfolded which brought the series back to life and it was a good story. There was plenty of twists with a number of bodies and I liked how it unfolded. Even when you thought all the questions were answered the story throws something else at you. I did think there was a lot of characters at the start but as each one got killed off or the farther you got into the story the less confusing it became. I liked the characters especially King and Maxwell. Off to start the next book.
When a body is found in the woods it is very similar to a previous murder, then two teenagers are killed in there car just like another murder. King and Maxwel, two private detectives who were formed secret service agaentse, are deputiesed in the search for a serial killer. Is it the same person and if so why is he or she copying serial killers? At the same time a rich family hires the pair when there house is burgled. With the husband in hospital After a heart attack nobody is sure what was actually stolen from his room but his wife wants her wedding ring back. When the two cases combine it is a rush against time to find the killer before he kills again. Can King and Maxwell figure out the significance of the stopped watches and the different methods of murder?
I liked the narrator. Scott Brick is a pro at narrating for a reason and this book is a very good example for why.

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Excellent as usual

Loved all the twists and turns and especially the one at the end of the book

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Triple E! Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Great story, characters and narration. You won't be dissapointed. Classic whodunnit that can match any of the greats you heard before. Had me hooked from beginning to surprising end.