Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hour Game

by David Baldacci

I discovered in the first couple of chapters that this book is part of a series, but I continued to read and I don't think it took anything away from the story not to have started with the first book. I did get online and mooched Split Second so I could get in on the beginning.

Former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have teamed up to form a investigative agency in a quiet community in central Virginia. They are called in to help investigate a series of murders, each one different but each a copy of an earlier famous serial murder.

This is just the type of book I love - a relatively intense whodunit. If I'm correct these are the other books in the series and in the correct order:
*Split Second
*Hour Game
*Simple Genius
*First Family


Thoughts of Joy said...

I looked on my bookshelves and discovered that I have Split Second, so now I won't just leave it for my husband to read. Thanks, Booklogged.

Staci said...

I always thought his books were all stand alones! Thanks for the heads up! I really enjoy Balducci.

Booklogged said...

Joy, I hope you enjoy it.

Staci, Baldacci has 2 series going right now. The other one starts with The Camel Club. I have enjoyed the couple that I've read. There's The Collector's, Stone Cold and Divine Justice.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, this looks good. I love crime books where the murders follow a pattern - one of my favourites is 'Want to Play?' by PJ Tracy (published as 'Monkeewrench' in the US) in which all the murders follow a computer game.

By the way, I just gave you an award - take a look at my blog to see! :)

Booklogged said...

Booktrash, thank-you for the award. I actually have Want to Play on my shelf. I think I mooched it from someone in England because it has that title, not Monkeewrench. I wonder why they change the titles and the covers for different locales?

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like a good one. I've only read one of Balducci's books in the past--The Christmas Train, I think was the title. I enjoyed it.