I've been reading too many Urban Fantasy type books and needed a break. I love mysteries and thrillers. I had read a couple of David Baldacci's current works and thought they might entertain me.
What I liked: I really love how authors portray characters. In this instance the male lead, Sean King, is no longer the kick butt hero he used to be. He's smart but not a ninja. The female lead, Michelle Maxwell, is more the kick butt but she's impulsive. The other characters are a mixed bag. I especially liked that Mr. Baldacci showed the thought process of his characters. I liked King and Maxwell as a team. They were believable.
I figured out the mystery portion of the book earlier than I would have liked but I wasn't completely right and I had the reasoning all wrong. That's a good thing.
What I didn't like: I think I expected more after reading a couple of Mr Baldacci's latest works, The Innocent and The Hit. Split Second was an entertaining quick read but not exactly memorable.
The pricing is $6.64 for Kindle and $7.41 for the paperback.
If you are going to read this series, I recommend getting the books from the library. I might give the series another book or two to see what happens and if the characters progress.