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Reading the Screen: David Baldacci on TV?

According to this story at Digital Spy, David Baldacci’s novels featuring Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are being turned into a television series, with NCIS’ Shane Brennan producing.

This could be a good show, provided they spend a goodly amount of time on the characters. The King/Maxwell novels vary wildly in quality — the best of them is 2009’s First Family, the worst this year’s The Sixth Man but a key element to them all is the rather complex relationship between Sean and Michelle. Lose that, and you’d might as well not bother.

What do you think? Is the series a good idea?



About the Author:

David Pitt lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to reviewing for Booklist, he writes a monthly column about paperback fiction and nonfiction for the Winnipeg Free Press. He has contributed to The Booklist Reader since 2010.

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