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Preview — The Hit by David Baldacci
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 e...more
I am rereading these first book on audiobook and I have to say it was a great idea. I love the way the narrators brought these beloved characters to life. Will and Jessica are mirrors of each other, and the way in which Baldacci explores that relationship is beautiful. Jessica's life seems more tragic than Will. The fact that she isn't a sociopathic machine killer is a great testiment to her inner character considering the way she grew up and the fact th ...more
Will Robie returns in David Baldacci’s The Hit, the 2nd book in the Will Robie Series.
After his last disastrous mission in The Innocent, he returns home and given a new assignment.
Find Jessica Reel and do whatever it takes to eliminate her. She’s accused of going rogue after killing agents in the agency.
Jessica Reel is a fellow assassin, who he’s worked and trained with in the past and he’s baffled about her turning against the people and the company she has worked w ...more
Will Robie is a professional assassin with the CIA. He is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate our enemies, terrorists, traitors. He is not the only professional assassin with the CIA. Jessica Reel, a fellow assassin, is ...more
...He checked his rearview for Vance, Reel, and assorted bogeymen.
I’m not growing paranoid. I am paranoid. And who could blame me?
Her firm core had come from agonizing exercise and careful diet. It had nothing to do with appearance. The core was power central. And fat slowed you down. In her world that was poison
There were three ways to approach the mission. For a mission was what Jessica Reel was on.
You could start from the bottom and move to the top.
Or start at the top and move to ...more
Will Robie is an exceptional CIA assassin, whose true love is his current weapon of choice. When an agency “handler” and the Deputy Director of the CIA are executed, the evidence points to another equally skilled killer, Jessica Reel, and the white paper dubbed “Apocalypse” — a recipe for eliminating menacing leaders of unstable regions, simultaneously.
Initially accepting his superiors’ conclusion, Robie packs up his arsenal and sets out to hunt down and kill Jessica Reel before she c ...more
My quick and simple: good but had trouble really getting into this installment.
This book is about on the s ...more
The biggest letdown of this novel would be the one and only Jessica Reel. The main reason why I liked the first book was because of Will and Julie. I just didn't see much connection from Reel and Robie. Their relationship felt re ...more
Another Baldacci book that will keep you turning pages; as long as you don't bother to think.
Baldacci writes enjoyable books, decent dialog, characters with some depth, but in too many a rediculously silly plot ends up spoiling all the fun.
In "The Hit" a CIA contract-killer turns on the Agency and begins killing fellow officers. The CIA responds by sending out another killer, our hero, Will Robie, to find her and stop her. A move so obvious that even our bad girl killer anticipates it, ...more
I did find it outlandish in many respects, but all was forgiven because of the character he exhibited.
This one continues with the "out there" theme of moles/conspiracies/rogues within government agencies, etc. So I skipped over much of the content in this book to see how it ended, and now I am done w ...more
The formulaic bad people on the inside in the absence of a powerful external enemy does not have to be galling by itself. However, when the most cliched action sequences and ...more
The settings and the storyline had refreshingly taken a new direction, as structure-wise the two novels are as different as they can be (while still being in the same genre), whi ...more
Here the author's views are present but they don't (in this book or the one preceding it) overwhelm the plot or the characters. I read the first in the Will Robie series and liked it. I ...more
My strongest criticism is of Baldacci's excessive tendency to tease the reader. Almost every conversation between characters is composed of abrupt statements that leave 80% of the meaning unsaid. Here ...more
Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eli ...more
Will is, of course, the b ...more
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