Monday, May 13, 2013

Book Review: The Hit by David Baldacci

The Hit  (Will Robie, #2)The Hit by David Baldacci
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Hit is David Baldacci's latest novel and it is one of his best works. Once you start reading it, you will not be able to put it down until the very last page of the last chapter.

The story revolves around two of the US government's top assassins, Will Robie and Jessica Reel. It starts when an assignment to assassinate a Middle Eastern politician ends in the death of the man who is supervising the entire operation. The suspected killer is the agency's only woman assassin -- Jessica Reel. The agency now considers her a rogue agent and a murderer. To find Reel, the agency ropes in its best operative, Will Robie. But as Robie goes about his new task of finding Reel, he learns that she is one of the very best and that he has his work cut out for him.

Jessica knows that she is being hunted down and that she has very little time to complete the task she has set out for herself. She needs to make sure she "takes care" of all the people in her "list." And after she manages to target the agency's number two, things are getting extremely difficult for her. Plus, she knows she may not stand a chance against the best of the best -- Will Robie.

Robie finds out that tracking down Jessica is not going to be easy. To make things more difficult, it seems the files the agency has given him are incomplete. He begins to feel that there is more to the case than meets the eye. Jessica must have her reasons and he intends to find out what they are. As Will is about to catch a break, the person he is meeting gets attacked and is shot before she could give him more information. As Will tries to save her life and his own, he gets help from someone he suspects to be Reel. But why would Reel help Robie? There is definitely something going on and Will finds that he cannot trust anyone.

David Baldacci has gotten his groove back with this novel. There are so many unpredictable twists and turns which will leave the reader hooked. Although the way things were going with Robie and Reel, I could almost see how the book was going to end, the last chapter leaves the door open for another book in the Will Robie series. I can't wait for that next book to be published.

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