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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Book Review: The Hit (Will Robie #2) by David Baldacci

Finished April 25, 2014

Synopsis on Good Reads

From David Baldacci--#1 bestselling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers--comes the most thrilling novel of the year. THE HIT Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst-enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

My Review on Good Reads

5 of 5 Stars

The first thing I’ll recommend is read The Innocent first. The first book isn’t essential to the story in that it’s still an enjoyable book on its own, but you will enjoy it even more and understand some of the nuances better if you read the series in order. The second thing I’ll say is read the Innocent and then read The Hit! If government and undercover action mysteries sound like a match for you, you won’t want to put them down.

I’ve come to really love Will Robie. He’s a somewhat dark hero, but he’s a professional assassin; a somewhat dark occupation! Form the very beginning there is actin and a twist. And the just who is a good guy and who is a bad guy starts to blur by the end of the first chapter.

The book is riveting and as you get unto it you find it’s much bigger than just one rogue assassin and just the United States. With a huge list of books to choose from David Baldacci really has become my “go-to” author when I want to feel guaranteed I’ll enjoy the book I’m about to read.


seamhead gypsy said...

There is a new Robie/Reel book out. I think it's called TheTarget. I read it in less than 24 hours. And I agree you can't go wrong reading a Baldacci novel. I've read all of 'em and now I'm forced to wait for the release date of the next one!

Nani said...

SG: I completely agree! I have to wait for every new Alan Jacobson book for the same reason, but I'd put Baldacci on that same level with what I've read so far! (The Target is the next book in my queue!)