Hour Game

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759512574
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Fiction

He's copying famous serial killers. And the HOUR GAME has just begun... A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal's motives...or who will die next. Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to defend a man's innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic family. Then a series of secrets leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that is confounding even the FBI. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. For the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to the most shocking surprise of all.

Simple Genius

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330506878
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Fiction

In Simple Genius, David Baldacci reintroduces the main characters from bestsellers Split Second and Hour Game. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the hospital . . . Sean accepts a much-needed job. A physicist, Monk Turing, has died in mysterious circumstances near Babbage Town - a secretive establishment populated by an eccentric group of scientists and cryptographers, funded by an anonymous but powerful group. Meanwhile the dead man's young daughter, piano-playing prodigy Viggie, has secrets of her own. But what is the significance of the phrase 'codes and blood'? Directly across the York River from Babbage Town lies the sinister CIA training ground, Camp Peary, where Monk Turing's body was found. With both the FBI and CIA breathing down Sean's neck, can he discover the truth? And will he be in time to save Michelle from herself? Simple Genius is followed by First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

King and Maxwell

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455521227
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Fiction

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . . KING AND MAXWELL It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives.

First Family

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446557979
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Fiction

Following the instant #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, and Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . . FIRST FAMILY A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David, the presidential retreat, into a national security nightmare. Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell don't want to get involved. But years ago Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now the president's wife presses Sean and Michelle into a desperate search to rescue a kidnapped child. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them--and the line between friend and foe impossible to define . . . or defend.

Split Second

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330514248
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Split Second is the first in the gripping King and Maxwell series by bestselling author David Baldacci. When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate, Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to re-open investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments. Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues and clients fast and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, is playing curious games – she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something . . . Split Second is followed by Hour Game, Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

Absolute Power

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557832757
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Performing Arts

(Applause Books). When a routine burglary in an elegant, upscale Virginia mansion goes awry, career thief Luther Whitney finds himself witness to a brutal murder involving none other than Alan Richmond, the youthful, charming, and thoroughly corrupt President of the United States. Torn between fear for his life and devotion to his family and country, Luther must make a decision that will change not only his own destiny, but the destiny of the world as we know it. Based on the best-selling thriller by David Baldacci, described as "relentlessly entertaining" by The Atlanta Journal & Constitution , William Goldman's screenplay captures the paranoia, greed, and corruption of politics through the ages and around the world.

The Camel Club

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759515239
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Fiction

The Camel Club. Four members, four stories, one philosophy. Men with no past and no future, they spend their time studying wild conspiracy theories that reach to the highest levels of government. One fateful night ,The Camel Club witnesses a shocking murder and realizes that even their wildest theories are not as horrifying as the truth... Soon, they have an ally in the person of Alex Ford, a career Secret Service agent who,while investigating the murder, realizes that a far larger crime is being put into place. Ford and the members of The Camel Club must subvert a misguided mission that threatens to usher in a terrifying new era, sculpted by one man's horribly distorted vision of justice... THE CAMEL CLUB is vintage Baldacci: intelligent, terrifying, thrilling fiction that could be tomorrow's fact.

Deliver Us from Evil

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446576255
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Fiction

David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date... DELIVER US FROM EVIL Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything... and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On Waller's trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw's one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller's depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence-Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate-and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man and unaware of each other's mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci's hallmarks, DELIVER US FROM EVIL will be one of the most gripping thrillers of the year. This eBook includes: - Written commentary by David Baldacci - Links to a special web page for: Video & Audio, commentary, Character Travel Maps, and the TV spot produced for the book - Extra Photos - Research notes - Hand edited manuscript pages - Alternate title page - Original Ending - Links to Goya websites for paintings referenced in the text

End Game

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455586639
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Fiction

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet! Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing. Last seen in rural Colorado, Blue Man had taken a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown when he disappeared off the grid. With no communications since, the team can't help but fear the worst. Sent to investigate, Robie and Reel arrive in the small town of Grand to discover that it has its own share of problems. A stagnant local economy and a woefully understaffed police force have made this small community a magnet for crime, drugs, and a growing number of militant fringe groups. But lying in wait in Grand is an even more insidious and sweeping threat, one that may shake the very foundations of America. And when Robie and Reel find themselves up against an adversary with superior firepower and a home-court advantage, they'll be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man . . . INCREDIBLE PRAISE FOR DAVID BALDACCI'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING WILL ROBIE SERIES: "Fast-paced entertainment at its best." --Florida Times-Union "Robie and Reel are complex characters, and anything they do is a pleasure to follow...Baldacci knows how to get readers to turn the pages." --Associated Press "David Baldacci has never been better than in The Guilty. His latest to feature conflicted assassin extraordinaire Will Robie takes the character--and series--to new heights....A stunning success from one of America's great literary talents." --Providence Sunday Journal on The Guilty "A first-class thriller...David Baldacci's four bestselling novels about government assassin Will Robie have straddled that line of edgy, high-concept suspense, augmented with a bit of the political thriller, and deep character studies." --Sun-Sentinel (FL) on The Guilty "With a lightning pace, captivating characters, and astonishing twists throughout, The Hit is guaranteed to keep your attention from the first page to the last." --The Times-News (NC) on The Hit

The Innocent

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446573009
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Fiction

America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Will Robie may have just made the first--and last--mistake of his career . . . THE INNOCENT It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people. Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her. Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power. Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life . . . and perhaps his own.

The Finisher

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Mizan Publishing
ISBN: 9789794339176
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Fiction

Makhluk itu menghambur melewati ambang pintu. Seekor ular raksasa dengan 250 kepala mencuat di sepanjang tubuh, dan semuanya memiliki taring beracun. Semua mulutnya memekik, dan tepat saat ini, menyerbuku. Seumur hidupnya, Vega Jane hanya mengenal Wormwood, sebuah desa kecil yang dikelilingi Quag, hutan lebat penuh monster ganas. Untuk membiayai hidup, dia bekerja sebagai Finisher. Pekerja yang memberikan sentuhan akhir pada benda-benda yang dibuat di Stacks, pabrik misterius berbentuk menara tinggi di tengah desa. Selama ini Vega, dan semua penduduk Wormwood, tidak pernah mempertanyakan ada apa di luar Wormwood. Tidak ada yang mau dan berani pergi, karena ancaman monster penghuni Quag. Suatu hari, Vega menemukan secarik peta untuk melintasi Quag, sebuah benda langka yang jelas terlarang keberadaannya. Setelah ayah ibunya lenyap ditelan api, dan adik lelakinya diadopsi salah satu anggota Dewan, Vega tidak punya siapa-siapa lagi. Gadis ini mulai merencanakan untuk pergi dari Wormwood, walaupun hal itu dilarang keras oleh Dewan. Dia juga berusaha mencari tahu alasan di balik larangan itu, dan pencariannya membuat Vega harus berhadapan dengan monster-monster yang menjaga Stacks: jabbit si ular raksasa, dan cobble si raksasa batu. Bukan hanya monster yang harus dihadapi Vega, tapi juga Dewan dan kroni-kroninya yang tidak ingin rahasia-rahasia gelap Wormwood diusik. Rahasia gelap apa yang tersembunyi di Wormwood dan The Stacks? Bisakah Vega keluar dari desa ini hidup-hidup? Dan apa yang menunggunya di luar sana? [Mizan Publishing, Novel, Fantasi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498759564
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Computers

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Zero Day

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446573030
Release Date: 2011-10-31
Genre: Fiction

From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. And Zero Day is where it all begins.... John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth. Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

The Escape

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455521272
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Fiction

David Baldacci, one of the world's most popular storytellers, delivers the third installment in the John Puller series, where Special Agent Puller must hunt a dangerous criminal: his brother. John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from a maximum-security military prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don't want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own. They dig more deeply into the case together and uncover troubling details about his brother's conviction... and someone out there doesn't want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller's masterful skills as an investigator and strengths as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother, or himself.

The Sixth Man

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455506620
Release Date: 2011-04-19
Genre: Fiction

Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind. THE SIXTH MAN Edgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins--en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.