Split Second - David Baldacci

Split Second

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2003-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 1,441 Ratings)


Two Secret Service agents sworn to guard their protectees lost them in a single moment . . . and in this #1 New York Times bestseller, they're about to learn that the violence has just begun.

Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

​Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.

Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making—and are a long way from over.


  • 👍

    By Policc Fan
    So we’ll done. Guessed some of the baddies but what a nice ride to the end of story.
  • Split Second

    By No-LHR
    Fun quick read developing new characters with King and Maxwell. Many plot turns that keep you guessing.
  • Split Second

    By cj@!
    It was so hard to put this book down. The end of each chapter just led to more intriguing details.
  • Split Second

    By Darly Mar
    Complicated, fast, sophisticated. Nothing slouchy about it. Good read.
  • Split Second

    By Ellebeebee
    Surprisingly juvenile writing and really poor editing. As often happens with super successful authors, publishers get inattentive to little stuff like grammar and syntax because they know it will sell no matter what. Rather sad.
  • Simply put ...

    By Chiwaschick
    110% Recommended
  • Split Second

    By Pablorip
    Interesting story line, worth the read and I always enjoy the storytelling author.
  • Split Second

    By R atzman
    Way to many characters to keep track of without a glossary!! However the essence of King & Maxwell is Fabulous....
  • Ehh

    By allbean32
    It started out really good and flew through it up until the end. After all that had occurred I expected a better finale or motive I guess. Hope the next one is better beginning to end.
  • The Hit

    By Eisgoow
    Great author!!! I have read several of his books. THEY ARE ALL EXCELLENT!!!!!! I intend to read all of them. Reading HOUR GAME now !!!!!!