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
Yes I would. The story is fast paced, there are nice story twists which I most likely will have forgotten after some time and I liked the performance a lot. The duo McLarty/Cassidy makes the Baldacci audio books come alive!
What really makes this book less than very good is the fact that it's TOO much like other recent Baldacci productions. No matter whether the characters are called "Oliver Stone (aka John Carr)", "John Puller" "A. Shaw" or "Will Robie" they all seem to be the same guy. So the loner agent/spy/killer/soldier stumbles into some conspiracy, partners up with someone even though he doesn't want to, saves a couple of people, rights some wrongs but in the end the government screws him over a little or totally. The concept still works but it starts to become a little too obvious. No harm done. The whole thing is quite enjoyable and you will have a good time if you liked other recent Baldacci audio books. So four stars overall but only three for the story.
The action, unlike Baldacci, doesn't start until the mid 20's chapters. David seems to feel we really, really need to get into the head of a hit man. So he spends many chapters going over, and over the same things so we remember!
After that slugfest, the action begins. The readers are fantastic and truly make the book.
This is not one of Baldacci's best, but not bad.
the plot was simplistic, the conversations between the two characters got too cute.
Cassidy's twany voice was annoying.
The book hust drobed on and splattered profanity throughout. Nothing could have made this a 4 or 5 for me.
I will still listen to this genre but not this author.
A waste of a credit.
Insanely entertaining read
The performance and story line, was on the edge of my seat, along with the characters.
Yes, the relationship that developed between the characters
Patrick Lattore, PHD
Very well done and certainly better than just reading it
Full of suspense with interesting characters
Listened to it on a nine hour drive, needed to finish at home
As good as the story is, the ending is not as good as it could be unless it comes back with a book two. Everything shouts for a sequel because of loose ends
Dog Enthusiast! Love the outdoors
David Baldacci has a hit with this one. Like I said like Jack but with alot more resources.Gives you a good idea what goes on behind the scenes in govt sinister doings.
I like the way they work together. I don't usually like multiple readers but this duo hits it off well
Totally addicted to Audible.
This was not a bad book but not what I expected from Baldacci. Lame story and distracting narration left me wishing I had saved my credit.
If you love a good mystery, you will love “The Hit”. It is a true page turner. There in intrigue, government bureaucracy, conspiracy, double dealing, and unexpected twists and turns as the reader enters the worlds of Will Robie and Jessica Reel. This is not your normal mystery because the “bad guys” aren't your normal “bad guys” and “The Hit” has a totally different look at the end of the book.
I hate having to wait for the next installment. Heard it comes out in Nov.
Blue Man While this may seem a little strange that such a minor character is my favorite I identified with him most of all. He works in a huge bureaucracy of very dangerous people and seems to be the conscience of the agency. He finds a way to do the moral and "Right" thing in the middle of a bunch of incredibly powerful egotists.
I felt as if the characters were dynamically separate with definite unique nuance to each voice.
You never know when you are in the crosshairs.
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