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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

David Baldacci - The Sixth Man

Review by Brian Lowen live on show 28th June.
A rather complicated story involving the various departments of the American secret service. At times I felt rather lost as to what was going on but it gradually becomes clearer as the story progresses. I felt that the book was too long, and with some skilful editing the pace that the story moves along could be much improved.

When an alleged serial killer 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 can begin when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway.

It soon becomes apparent that Roy has been framed as he is arrested when 6 bodies are discovered in his barn after a mysterious tip off to the police.

A sinister trail of events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy’s guilt or innocence. When the FBI become involved, it fast becomes apparent that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they dig deeper into Roy’s past and learn of his phenomenal talent they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths and dead-ends which makes filtering out the facts all the more difficult
A good story, but not what I would regard as a thriller. I did enjoy it though and can recommend it.

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