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.
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Former Secret Service Agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are hired to help in the defense of accused serial killer Edgar Roy.
On their way to Maine to meet the defense attorney, they find that he has been murdered and wonder how someone got him to pull his car over at this deserted part of the highway.
It seems as if most people belive Roy is a serial killer since he was found with a shovel in his hand and the bodies were buried outside of his barn.
In this well plotted novel, there is a competition between U.S. intelligence gathering agencies. Peter Bunting was looking for a man with rare intelligence rated a six so this man could analyze intelligence info and sell it to the government.
David Baldacci does a good job in keeping the reader in suspense as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are up against military looking people who aren't afraid of killing people when they are told to do so. How will Sean and Michelle get the information to defend Roy when they seem to be up against the U.S. government itself.
Very entertaining read.