Split Second

By David Baldacci

Split Second - David Baldacci
  • Release Date: 2003-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,143 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.


  • 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 !!!!!!
  • Split second

    By Oct7ber
    First book I've ever read by David Baldacci, but I will definitely be reading more of his books from now on. I had a hard time putting my ipad down!
  • What can you say? The man is brilliant.

    By ronbrass
    In my line of work, design software, there is always a start and an end. This stray has so many twists and turns you never know where the path is going. David is truly a master story teller. I great read.
  • Outstanding

    By Vbestbf
    Great read. Keeps you on your toes guessing. Plot fantastic, intricate details. A must read.
  • Split Second

    By CajunNewsGirl
    This book was awesome!!! David Baldacchi is an incredible spy thriller writer.. The best I have ever read.. Lots of research done and not a lot of fill in with over-descriptions, like so many other writers....You can't put it down!!!
  • Split Second

    By MaryGNW
    As usual, another great book. Think I read it years ago but still suspenseful.
  • Split Second

    By -Nickname
    Terrific book!