Simple Genius

In a world of secrets, human genius is power And sometimes it is simply deadly A three hour drive from Washington, D.C two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river One is the world s most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy Now a man and a woman are aboIn a world of secrets, human genius is power And sometimes it is simply deadly A three hour drive from Washington, D.C two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river One is the world s most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world shattering discovery and keep some other secrets underwraps forever Former secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them Michelle lies unconscious ina hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the mutder of a scientist just inside the CIA s razor wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia Soon he is uncovering layer after layer of disinformation that shields a stunning world filled with elite mathematics, physicists, war heroes, spies, and deadly field agents Amid murder, a seemingly autistic girl s extraordinary genius, and a powerful breakthrough in the realm of classified codes, Sean soon learns enough to put his life at risk Now than ever, he needs Michelle at her best to help stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself From Michelle s courageous struggle to defeat her long buried personal demons to a centuries old secret that surfaces in the heat of action, SIMPLE GENIUS pulses with stunning, high intensity suspense The heroes of Split Second and Hour Game, David Baldacci s 1 New York Times bestsellers, are back as you ve never seen them before.
Simple Genius In a world of secrets human genius is power And sometimes it is simply deadly A three hour drive from Washington D C two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river One i

  • Title: Simple Genius
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • ISBN: 9780446580342
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Simple Genius”

    1. أود أولا أن أسجل إعجابي الشديد بالترجمة الرائعة لرواية العبقري البسيط وكأنها كتبت بالعربيةيأتي بعد ذلك القصة: حيث ان شغفي بقراءة الكتب المتعلقة بالشفرات وفك الألغاز مثل دان براون فقد كانت هذة القصة إختيارا مناسب. ولم يكن هذا فقط السبب فقد أكتملت أركان إعجابي بالقصة فور سماع [...]

    2. Simple Genius is the third book in the King and Maxwell series by David Baldacci. This book picks up where we left off with the main characters, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell in Book 2, Hour Game. Michelle is struggling with her confidence and self-control after the events in the last book. Sean is trying to help her overcome her issues.While dealing with Michelle, Sean takes a job with his ex-lover, Joan, to investigate a questionable suicide at a Washington DC Area research laboratory (Babbag [...]

    3. I am disappointed Everything I loved and enjoyed from the first two books were GONE. Here, Sean and Michelle were 'separated' for the better of the first half of the book. Michelle suffered from breakdown, showing suicidal tendency, picked up a fight and being beaten, and must checked herself voluntarily (with Sean's insistence) for treatment. Meanwhile Sean was "forced" to get a job from his ex, Joan Dillinger, to investigate a death of a physicist at quasi–think tank place, Babbage Town.Well [...]

    4. I just hated this book. The story was implausable and the subplots were so poorly constructed. Halfway through the book, I would have rated it as ok but the last 30 pages were just idiotic.

    5. Just horrible. Horrible dialogue. The one-liners of King are getting very old. As is his finding out clues but not sharing with his partner. The only thing worse than the cliches of angry FBI agent and bumbling local law enforcement was what Baldacci did to Michelle Maxwell's character. I read several reviews of the previous King and Maxwell book (The Hour Game) where many (including me) were critical that there was no character development for Michelle Maxwell. So this time he really beefs up t [...]

    6. تدور احداث الرواية بينَ عالم الشفرات المعقد وصولا إلى الحرب على الإرهاب بمعاييرها المزدوجة وقوانينها الفضفاضة وأبطالها كثير من عباقرة الرياضيات والفيزياء يحيط بهم عسكريون ومحققان من القطاع الخاص يعلقان في عالم الأسرار والمعلومات المضللة يخرجان منها ببراعة أحببت الرواية [...]

    7. Typically, there's a reason you should read a series in order. In the case of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, it should be followed. While the main stories are separate, the relationship between Sean and Michelle and the internal battles they battle are revealed and dealt with in order. "Simple Genius" is a great thriller. It brings together current research, historical information with well-developed characters. Once again Baldacci employs a strong storyline with several twists to keep the read [...]

    8. Wow! Just wow! This novel engaged me on multiple levels. I loved the variety of components that made up this novel. Suspense, action, intrigue, and science all make their way into it. Baldacci’s intricate writing really enticed me. Not only was I caught up in the action of the tale, I was also trying to unravel the mystery and was completely smitten with the science.The characters were fantastic. Even though this isn’t the first novel of the series, Baldacci develops his man characters in su [...]

    9. Simple Genius takes place not long after the events of Hour Game. Michelle Maxwell is spending some time voluntarily in a Rehab Institution, after beating up a random street-punk in a Bar, realizing she's on edge, decides to get some help, and in this entry, we learn more about Michelle's dark past. While Michelle is in Rehab, Sean King is on a mission of his own, he is called to investigate a murder that took place at a top-secret CIA Training Camp and laboratory installation known as Babbage T [...]

    10. I couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it.The prose is abysmal - clunky and ill-formed, repetitive and childlike - and the mechanics are justful. We don't need to be reminded of the characters' surnames every other paragraph. You really can use words that have more than one syllable, and sentences that exhibit some actual structure. Really, it's okay.And I couldn't even begin to get into the plot. It started telegraphing itself very, very quickly - damaged operative! romantic tension! high-techmet [...]

    11. This is my second Baldacci novel. I read "Saving Faith" a few years ago. I can't say I loved this one. I'm a big fan of suspense and this one really dragged through the middle. I loved the characters so I pressed on, but the ending was sloppy and unsatisfying. The topic of quantum physics was absolutely of NO interest to me. I also have a hard time with the way Baldacci writes women; they're always described by their attractiveness and desire- apparently the only two things that matter and make [...]

    12. Well, I thought I'd give a David Baldacci book another go as I managed to get this and The Bourne Sanction on a fairly cheap deal at a second hand bookstore. I missed Hour Game as they didn't have it in stock, but I'll probably have to go back and read that at some point because although Baldacci's books may not always be the best they're still, decent reads that you'll get through quickly. Sadly like with the first King & Maxwell there wasn't anything too great about this book but at the sa [...]

    13. Simple Genius was told in a simple vocabulary and in simple terms. I remember quite little of it, although because of some salient stuff, I won't confuse it with any other book. A more demanding reader or maybe someone of greater intelligence will not be impressed by Simple Genius. For the first half of it, I was thoroughly entertained. I thought 5 stars were a given. But Baldacci couldn't sustain the ethereal and intangible schema that made the book impossible to put down. The ingredients into [...]

    14. Interesting book. There are facets of it that are not my "favorite motif" for telling a story (emotional angst and extended emotional struggles tied in with the threads of the story). Still this/these will probably be the parts of the book that some other readers like best.Here a murder takes place on a shadowy government reservation. The victim has climbed onto the grounds of what turns out to be a CIA facility and arentlylled himself. Though there is apparently someone who thinks it was foul p [...]

    15. This novel spends a great deal of time not being suspenseful. The King/Maxwell duo are separated due to Maxwell's mental issues. While she deals (?) with those King heads off to handle the case that Maxwell eventually shows up for after she is cured (?) and solves her own somewhat irrelevant case.Despite the fact these two characters are former secret service agents and now run their own investigative firm, they seem to have a need to trust the wrong people - which of course puts them in more da [...]

    16. 3.5 StarsAfter book 2 in this series which I really enjoyed and gave us plenty of scope to work out who the killer was I was very disappointed by this book. It started off very well with a look into Michelle Maxwell's back story and how this was affecting her current 'out of character' actions. This part of the book I enjoyed, however I never really bought into the main murder mystery, partly because we weren't given enough details and the author kept too many key elements to himself. To be a re [...]

    17. My rating: 4.5*I definitely enjoyed this book butwithout spoiling anything (hopefully), I felt as if the premise for this book was a littlerprising to me. With the aspects that involve Michelle I found myself shocked and feeling as if they came "out of the blue" in some respects. I enjoyed the whole play-out of the story, as I always do with Baldacci, but I couldn't help but wonder how much Baldacci knew about her past and if he'd woven that in or if it kind of "came" to him for this third book. [...]

    18. I enjoy reading about Michelle Maxwell and Sean King's relationship and adventures. This book was very good but a little slow in some parts but picked up towards the end. It was a fun read trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the gates at Camp Peary. Figuring out who was good and who was bad also added to the plot and kept me guessing until the very end. I will definitely continue reading the series and I do look forward to the next installment and what will be happening with Mi [...]

    19. 3.5 STARS - I LIKED ITAUDIOBOOKAnother successful read by David Baldacci. When I'm in the mood for an assassin/military/investigation type read, David Baldacci is my go-to author. His writting is always solid and I know I will get an enjoyable read. His Will Robie series is my favorite, but I haven't not liked a book by him yet.

    20. Kept me entertained for a day. I like the fact that Maxwell and King haven't leapt into bed together, that they aren't perfect and yet they still come out on top. The books are plot driven, it's what keeps you reading the series. Have to see if the library has the next in the series tomorrow morning.

    21. Enjoying the King Maxwell series Simple Genius took us in to our two agents lives d it was worth while It worked for me looking forward to start No4#

    22. This book had a very interesting twist in it compared to Baldacci's usual! The book was still intriguing and interesting, and different concepts needed to take place. Never mind that the author totally missed described and misrepresented NP complete (I have a Masters degree in theoretical computer science), but it was totally inconsequential to the story itself. This is the second book I've read lately that had encryption as a main plot point :-). Overall, the interaction of the characters and t [...]

    23. 3.5 stars rounded up. #3 in the series. Cool because a character was named and based after a friend of my parents, someone I knew well enough he came to my wedding in 2000. He is famous in his field and this isn't the first time his name has popped up in a book I've read.

    24. #13 It is weird being exposed to what happened to Michelle when she was 6 but that is the way it is. I also have a hard time believing the CIA personnel can become so corrupt but then look at the corruption in our government in 2017. So glad I began reading David Baldacci's books from the beginning.

    25. Simple Genius by David BaldacciMaxwell & King series Book #34★’sFrom The Book:In a world of secrets, human genius is power. And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .Near Washington, D.C there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence-and an [...]

    26. I love genre fiction. Any genre but pure Romance and I've even read a few of those. Whether I'm reading it "seriously" (John Le Carre for instance) or purely for fun (Tom Clancy) I enjoy it more than most serious novels I've been exposed to. Usually the "mainstream" novels I most enjoy are, at their base, genre novels that have escaped classification.At the same time, those genre authors who break through to the mainstream best sellers are frequently disappointing. Nora Roberts springs to mind, [...]

    27. This book is one of the worst by Baldacci. It is right up there with True Blue and Last Man Standing in the pantheon of Awful No Good Terrible novels of our time.This book is a third in series about King and Maxwell, two former secret service agents who are now private investigators working together on cases. In Simple Genius they are investigating a murder at a place called Babbage Town, a genius "quasi-think tank with potentially enormous commercial applications".We learn that Michelle is suic [...]

    28. Didn't measure up to Mr. Baldacci's Skills! I really like my neighbor and he has been a good friend for over 10 years, but lately he has taken on a bad habit of insisting that I read novels that are very nice, good, enjoyable, etc. to read. Each time he pronounces one of these descriptive adjectives for a book I am on guard. "Simple Genius" fell into the "you'll enjoy it" category. "Oh, my." I'm not a big fan of Baldacci; most of the novels that he has written lately have been as far as I'm conc [...]

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