Title: Split Second
Author: David Baldacci
Summary: An ex-CIA is tangled in the mystery surrounding the kidnapping of a sure-to-lose presidential canidate and the agent assigned to protect him.
The Take-Away: Mr. Baldacci's books are always packed with excitement and action. Seldom is it over the top or unbelievable. This is one author who knows how to keep unrealistic events connected in a cohert fashion. The sequel, Hour Game, keeps Sean and Michelle going into another case, just as deadly and just as thrilling.
Recommendation: Buy the two of them and start a collection. Then go to Mr. Baldacci's site and get an autograph sent to your house to stick in the front cover of your copy.