By David Baldacci
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9781455521210, 400pp.)
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
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From David Baldacci--#1 bestselling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers--comes the most thrilling novel of the year. THE HIT 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.
David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.
"The best Baldacci novel in years...What makes THE HIT live up to its title is the payoff at the novel's end. By then, Baldacci has planted an emotional hook that remains long after readers have turned the last page of the book."
"Its pace is relentless, and Baldacci's reworking of his perennial theme - absolute power corrupts absolutely - gives the book a sense of urgency and cultural relevance that many thrillers lack."
"Baldacci keeps the tension high...an engrossing read, fast paced and action packed. It's another winner from this master of the thriller genre."
"With a lightning pace, captivating characters, and astonishing twists throughout, THE HIT is guaranteed to keep your attention from the first page to the last."
-The Times-News (NC)
"Page-turning, pulse-racing action, with surprises and thrills galore. Or as a one-word review: Mesmerizing."
"Warning: If you plan to crack this thriller at poolside or on the beach, apply sunscreen before opening. Baldacci's a master at creating tense espionage and confrontations with lots of fire power, and you'll lose yourself in THE HIT."
"The Innocent is Baldacci at his absolute best...Baldacci provides the reader a non-stop pulse pounding ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning...Five Stars."
"This book is a definite one-day, 'edge-of-your-chair' read, with an ending that is a complete surprise. One of the best Baldacci's since Absolute Power, this is one that will have all suspense readers enthralled."
-Suspense Magazine on The Innocent
"Readers expect excitement and intrigue in David Baldacci's books, and Zero Day is no exception...As Baldacci's new hero narrowly escapes countless close calls, the pairing of the author's imagination and knowledge create a wild ride for the reader. Puller is gutsy, brash and likable. Best of all, he survives to reappear in the next book of this new series."
-The Free-Lance Star on Zero Day
"Zero Day is a nifty, paranoid thriller disguised as a murder mystery, and Baldacci advances it at a speedy clip with a nice mix of intrigue, tantalizing clues and the occasional explosion...Baldacci's books are fast-paced battles between good and evil."
-Richmond Times Dispatch on Zero Day
"A complex puzzle . . . Baldacci is a master craftsman."
-Associated Press on The Sixth Man