Hour Game

by David Baldacci | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0446616494 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elsi of Sanger, Texas USA on 1/11/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by elsi from Sanger, Texas USA on Friday, January 11, 2008
This is the second book in a series featuring Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, both former Secret Service agents. I "read" Split Second (#1) and Simple Genius (#3) via unabridged audio from the library. I realized too late that I had missed a book in the middle, and since it had come out in paperback, decided to pick it up to fill in the gap.

Book Description:
He's copying famous serial killers and the game has just begun.A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal's motives...or who will die next.Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to defend a man's innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic, dysfunctional family. Then a series of secrets leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that is confounding even the FBI. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. For the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to the most shocking surprise of all.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 23, 2008
received today!! Thanks!!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 03, 2009
A woman is found murdered in the woods. On her wrist is a watch set to one. There follows a series of murders copying the styles of famous serial killers. The hunt is on for Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to find the killer. But what is his motive and who might be his next victim.

In the meantime King and Maxwell, ex Secret Service agents, have been hired to defend Junior against burglary charges. Junior supposedly robbed the richest family in the area, the Battles. The Battles are a very dysfunctional family with scads of money.

When Bobby Battle is murdered it looks like the serial killer has struck again. But is this a copy of the copycat? It is all very complicated as one person after another is murdered and the secrets are slowly revealed.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 14, 2009
Reading now!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 20, 2009
The quiet town of Wrightsburg, Virgina is rocked by a serial killer on the loose. The killing of each victim is made to represent a past notorious serial killer, including the Zodiac Killer. Ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell help the police and FBI track the killer and try to catch him before he kills again. All the killings don't quite seem to fit the MO of the killer though. Are there multiple killers? What are the motives? How can Sean and Michelle stop more people from being hurt?

This book was an incredibly easy read, but I didn't find it as gripping as some of Baldacci's other books. Absolute Power by Baldacci was a book I couldn't put down. This one was easier to walk away from because you could get an inkling for what was going on and who was responsible.

Some things in the book did not make sense to me. For example, Michelle found the body of the first victim and because of this she was allowed to learn more case details and help with the case? This made no sense. How come Michelle and Sean were allowed to lean what should have been kept within the police department?

This is not the first book in the series that follows Sean and Michelle, but could act as a stand alone. In the end, there was one twist that caught me by surprise, which is always welcome with a mystery book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, July 08, 2010
Mailed to Cytronella as a RABCK Pay-Back. Enjoy!!!

Journal Entry 7 by cytronella at Plantersville, Texas USA on Sunday, July 18, 2010
Arrived yesterday! Thanks AceofHearts!

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