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Number one New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet....

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man.

But now, Blue Man is missing.

Last seen in rural Colorado, Blue Man had taken a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown when he disappeared off the grid. With no communications since, the team can't help but fear the worst.

Sent to investigate, Robie and Reel arrive in the small town of Grand to discover that it has its own share of problems. A stagnant local economy and a woefully understaffed police force have made this small community a magnet for crime, drugs, and a growing number of militant fringe groups.

But lying in wait in Grand is an even more insidious and sweeping threat, one that may shake the very foundations of America. And when Robie and Reel find themselves up against an adversary with superior firepower and a home-court advantage, they'll be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man....

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Keep 'em Coming!

This is a really good action packed series. I've enjoyed David Baldacci for many years and think he's getting better with each new book he writes.
In this one Will Robie and Jessica Reel's handler Blue Man (Roger Walton) has disappeared. He was on a trip to a back woods town in Colorado where he was from. Off go Will and Jessica to find him. While there they meet Blue Man's old flame from him youth and her children, they also come in contact with a radical right wing organization who isn't who they appear to be and some viscous skin heads rumored to be dealing in drugs, weapons and human trafficking. A few gun fights and a few murders later and Robie and Reel are no closer then when they first arrived on the scene.
There are 100s of bad guys and minimal law enforcement officers and it looks like the bad guys are winning! That is until Robie and Reel get involved.
Along the way they meet some interesting characters. A man who builds doomsday condos in unused government silos he purchased and one of his wealthy spoiled buyers. But, Blue Man is still missing.
Meanwhile Jessica reveals personal secrets to Will that throw him for a loop. Will they be able to stay partners?
Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy do a fantastic job narrating.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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44 of 47 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

Can hardly believe Baldacci actually wrote this book. The conversations were often were boring and childish. The action in some sequences simply impossible.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Worst Baldacci ever!

It took a lot of patience to listen to this entire book. The two main characters are sniping at each other throughout the whole book. The storyline was very convoluted. Hoping the next Baldacci book is better

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 11-21-17

Big Baldacci fan, but...

I am a big fan of David Baldacci overall and like the Will Robie/Jessica Reel story line. I ordered this audio book as soon as it was available. I was so disappointed! The book seemed to drag on and on and was choppy. I also got tired of Jessica. When did she become a whiner? There were too many characters and some of them did not benefit the story. I listened to all of it, waiting for it to improve and it didn't happen.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-15-17

Excellent, but not up to Baldacci's usual standard

There are 37 David Baldacci books in my Audible library; I'm a huge fan of his writing. I have rated the four prior novels in the Will Robie series as well as the short story Bullseye 5 stars. End Game is an excellent story that stretches credibility too far with its over the top descriptions of Will Robie's and Jessica Reel's heroics. Combined the two kill a very large number of bad guys; I did not count but their combined number of kills must be greater than 50.

Just off major different difficult operations Robie and Reel are called in to CIA offices and told the their handler code named Blue Man is missing since he did not return from his fishing vacation in the area of Colorado where he grew up. Their job is to find him and return him if he is alive. The relentless action and suspense begins soon after their arrival. Narration by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy is outstanding although I still appreciate the combination of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy more.

19 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Road Kill

I've been a David Baldacci fan since the Camel Club, enjoying particularly the uniqueness of each character and the consistency of the character's development over a series of books. Plots ere well considered and engaging.

End Game is a slap in the face. Honestly, I feel that the author has taken advantage of a very strong fan base by selling a book with a shallow exercise in violence and not much else.

As a fan, I have higher expectations for the use of my time, and I know David Baldacci can reassert his preeminence if he chooses to take the time to do so.

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Drama

Compared to his last number of books.. something has changed. Over explanation of things and events. Feels like he's trying to creat emotion.. and does it poorly

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Too Redundant

A part of the story had the same scenario from another series by the same author.

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disappointed

for being top-notch operators they stumble around and get a lot of people killed themselves captured two times makes no sense

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  • Jeff
  • Arlington, VA
  • 04-26-18

Forgettable Entry in the Series

Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy ?

I overall enjoy the Will Robie series and will check out the next entry. I would also perhaps look into other novels by Baldacci, with one of his other protagonists

Has End Game turned you off from other books in this genre?

I like espionage/mystery/thriller stories overall, I just wish there were more stakes involved in this novel

What about Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

By this point with this being the 5th novel in the series, both actors fit well into the main characters and it is basically second nature for them. And the overall cast is small enough that they are able to add some nuance to the rest of the cast without straining themselves too much

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably, but it would probably be the 3rd or 4th in a series and like most series that go that long, overstayed its welcome and/or in need of a reboot

Any additional comments?

I feel like this series peaked early and has gone downhill ever since. While I understand it is not believable to have the hero in 'fate of the world' stakes events all the time, I feel like that is what I look for in novels like this. After the first couple books in the series the story has turned to much more of a backwoods, two people against an army of rednecks type stories. They just don't have the weight or consequences of some of the earlier books. Plus it all just seems way too unbelievable. Clearly with all the killing going on the FBI and others would descend on these small towns in a hurry. This was a story I listened to because I am invested in the series, but I never really was excited by what was going on, felt any sort of stakes or drama or emotion, and simply just worked my through it "just because". And I guessed every "plot twist" before it came, no surprises or anything. I don't know if there is much left to save this particular series for me, but I will keep blindly trying if Baldacci keeps writing them

1 of 1 people found this review helpful