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Simple Genius (King and Maxwell) von [Baldacci, David]
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With a series of ever more accomplished novels, David Baldacci has been building something of a reputation for himself as one of the most reliable practitioners of the modern crime/thriller novel. The emphasis is, of course, usually on Baldacci's métier, the legal arena, and it's clearly the field he is most comfortable in -- as in Simple Genius. His long-term protagonists, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have found that the aftermath of their last case has stayed with them in an unpleasant way, and Michelle is obliged to undergo therapy. Sean, his financial circumstances straightened, takes on a job. A scientist is dead in a nearby town -- the scene of the (possible) crime is a clandestine research institute peopled by a large cast of neurotic scientists. There are secrets galore to be unearthed here, and just across the river from the institute there is another clandestine institution, the CIA training ground, Camp Peary, where the dead man's body was originally discovered. Sean finds himself at bay, with several government security services on his tail, even as Michelle struggles to regain her mental equilibrium.

As in such page-turning thrillers as Hour Game and Split Second, David Baldacci knows how to keep the reader thoroughly engrossed, and never loses the capacity to surprise us with the revelations that his beleaguered hero and heroine become party to. This is one of the longest Baldacci books, weighing in at nearly 600 pages, and there are lengthy appendices after the novel proper has finished. These may not retrospectively add to the appeal of the book of the reader has just finished, but they show that Baldacci has -- as always -- done his homework. --Barry Forshaw

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With a series of ever more accomplished novels, David Baldacci has been building something of a reputation for himself as one of the most reliable practitioners of the modern crime/thriller novel. The emphasis is, of course, usually on Baldacci's métier, the legal arena, and it's clearly the field he is most comfortable in -- as in Simple Genius. His long-term protagonists, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have found that the aftermath of their last case has stayed with them in an unpleasant way, and Michelle is obliged to undergo therapy. Sean, his financial circumstances straightened, takes on a job. A scientist is dead in a nearby town -- the scene of the (possible) crime is a clandestine research institute peopled by a large cast of neurotic scientists. There are secrets galore to be unearthed here, and just across the river from the institute there is another clandestine institution, the CIA training ground, Camp Peary, where the dead man's body was originally discovered. Sean finds himself at bay, with several government security services on his tail, even as Michelle struggles to regain her mental equilibrium.

As in such page-turning thrillers as Hour Game and Split Second, David Baldacci knows how to keep the reader thoroughly engrossed, and never loses the capacity to surprise us with the revelations that his beleaguered hero and heroine become party to. This is one of the longest Baldacci books, weighing in at nearly 600 pages, and there are lengthy appendices after the novel proper has finished. These may not retrospectively add to the appeal of the book of the reader has just finished, but they show that Baldacci has -- as always -- done his homework. --Barry Forshaw


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 2034 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 433 Seiten
  • Verlag: Pan; Auflage: New Edition (21. August 2009)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B003GK21TE
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3.7 von 5 Sternen 10 Kundenrezensionen
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If you love books about secret codes, Simple Genius will be a book you'll long treasure. If you like thrillers that teem with action, sex scenes, obscure martial arts, and high-tech weaponry, this book will seem like a yawn.

As Mr. Baldacci warns you, don't read the Author's Note until after you finish the book. But don't miss that note if you read and like the book. It's a marvelous look into how the story was constructed.

What I found most delightful about Simple Genius was that the plot development kept surprising me. Sure, the general outlines are foreshadowed intentionally (so that you don't get lost in the maze of details), but the specifics shift unexpectedly. In fact, midway through the book, I literally jumped out of my chair with surprise when one change occurred involving the medical examiner.

Simple Genius is intellectually dense. You'll be exposed to more psychology, code breaking, quantum computers, and history than you would normally find in 20 thrillers combined. To Mr. Baldacci's credit, he keeps it as simple as possible without insulting your intelligence.

As the book opens, former Secret Service agents turned PIs, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have hit bottom. They don't have any work, and Michelle picks a potentially lethal fight with the toughest guy she can find in the roughest bar in town. It takes the last of Sean's money, but he persuades Michelle to seek psychiatric help from an old friend, Dr. Horatio Barnes. Barnes quickly concludes that Michelle is punishing herself, but for what?

Desperate to keep Michelle in treatment, Sean calls his former love and begs for a job. He gets the job, on the condition that Michelle is kept away.
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Bought this book at "better world books". The book was supposed to be in "good" condition. It is not: is is damaged and durty on the outside. Furthermore, the plastic packaging is very disturbing when you think of the environmental impact. Sad...
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Der dritte gemeinsame Fall für Sean King und Michelle Maxwell.
Liest sich sehr flüssig, aber die Story ist am Schluss meines Erachtens doch sehr an den Haaren herbeigezogen. Ich habe leider den Eindruck, dass Baldacci das Buch bereits mit einem Blick nach Hollywood geschrieben hat. Action geht hier eindeutig vor Logik. Schade!
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Das Buch ist nicht nur eines der besten Bücher von Baldacci, sondern über eines der besten des Genres. Baldacci versteht es die Handlungsstränge überaus geschickt mit einander zu verbinden und immer wieder neue möglichen Theorie über den Ausgang aufkommen zu lassen. Es ist in der Tat keine Übertreibung, dass man das Buch nicht mehr weglegen kann, sobald man mit dem lesen angefangen hat. Ich habe das Buch an 2-3 andere Personen weitergeben und immer die selbe Reaktion erhalten.
Ich kann nur sagen: es ist ein Meisterwerk!!! Weiter so Mr. Baldacci!
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The private investigator team consisting of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell is at work again. Actually, as Michelle is not really well, Sean takes on the assignment by himself.

Up at Babbage Town, a high level research facility, he is to investigate the death of Monk Turing. Turing was found dead on the more than top secret CIA facility which sits just across the river. Everything points to a suicide. But why go to these forbidden grounds to commit suicide? And why is the FBI interested in the case too. When the top dog of said CIA facility personally summons Sean and the local sheriff to make it very clear to them this be better none of their business, Sean is sure something is terribly wrong here.

As a side story the reader also learns one of Michelle's secrets. There is a reason why the interior of her truck always looks like the inside of a dumpster.

Just like the other Baldacci books featuring the winning team Michelle Maxwell and Sean King, Simple Genius is a very captivating book, well written, well plotted and full of action.
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