Audie Award Winner, Thriller/Suspense, 2014
From David Baldacci - number-one best-selling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers - comes the most thrilling novel of the year.
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.
©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Here you have a complex plot that grips you right from the start. The plot is not only complex but an ingenious, if also scary, premise. The addition of agent Reel to the story keeps you from putting the book down. Once again the narration and sound effects are great.
Just as enjoyable as the first book!
I would recommend this to those that like The Innocent.
Like there ability to interpret all the different characters in the book.
The story moved very slowly
I might, but it would need to be a better storyline.
I hated his voice. It was monotone and at times lulled me to sleep.
There really isn't much to like about this book - but it is so likeable! You know so much of what happens is a real flight of fancy, but it hangs together so well, you just got to have more. This is candy for the action junky. The characters are people you'd like - and would want to spend some time with. Now I'm waiting for the next in the series.
Don't know. I have hundreds of books
McLarty is great. Cassidy is a fine actress, but the voice is wrong for a younger heroine. You're thinking a 35 year old and Cassidy's voice makes you picture a 50 plus year old office manager. This is NOT the role for her. And the southern accent, for every female voice drove me nuts. I kept thinking "make it stop!"
As usual, a wonderful book, great plot. Baldacci is one fine story teller.
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Another great book by Baldacci! Only he could make a government hit man such an interesting and sympathetic main character. He also makes the females in Robie's life both diverse and interesting. Lots of suspense, not too much gore.
Reading is so fulfilling!
As good as any of the spy stories I've heard.
Plot definitely kept me on the edge. It wasn't completely predictable and the dynamic between the two main characters was great.
They seem to really understand the characters.
About the same, I would guess, which is a compliment to the audio version.
The politics was best, the relationships least interesting
A little colloquial.
The narration especially by the woman was poor.
I have been a fan of Baldacci in the past but this story line was so confused and unbelievable that it was a struggle to just get through it to the end. I think he has just made my do not buy future books list.
The female voice was twangy with a contrived accent but the script she had to read from didn't help her performance.
I do not recommend this book to anyone especially those that have been fans of Baldacci in the past.
This is the weakest, thematically, of this series. It lacks depth - this character needs a stronger back story.
Everything. The performance is fantastic. I love that team.
It's a decent representation of the genre, but for me, the weakest of the series.
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