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Book 36: The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

Book 36: The Sixth Man (King and Maxwell #5).
Author: David Baldacci, 2011.
Genre: Crime Fiction. Political Thriller.
Other Details: ebook. 416 pages.

When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in Cutter's Rock psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway.

A sinister trail of terrifying events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy's guilt or innocence. When the FBI becomes involved, it fast becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than meets the eye. As they dig deeper into Roy's past and learn about his phenomenal ability, they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths, and dead ends which make filtering the facts all the more difficult. As each new theory brings a new revelation, King and Maxwell are pushed to the limit. Could this be the case which leaves the duo permanently parted?
- synopsis from UK publisher's website.

This proved to be another highly engaging, intricacy plotted thriller featuring the ex-Secret Service agents turned a P.I.s. Baldacci certainly provides a number of twists and turns that kept me guessing. Still I was pleased to have spotted one plot twist long before its ultimate reveal.

Again this is a series that while each novel does stand on its own it is more rewarding to read in order to chart the changes in the relationship between the partners. According to the publisher's website this is the penultimate book in the series. Still I expect that I will read more of his novels after I finish the sixth book.
Tags: crime fiction, political thriller, thriller

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