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The Target (Will Robie Series) Hardcover – April 22, 2014
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David received his Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.
While David is involved with several philanthropic organizations, his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family's Wish You Well Foundation®. Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and gently used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.
David and his family live in Virginia.
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The action is fast paced and takes place on many fronts. It starts with an order to kill in France and progresses to a North Korean Gulag for an attempted rescue of two individuals. And, the end finds Robie and Reel at Nantucket with the First Lady and her two children.
A North Korean agent named Chung - Cha (Comrade Yie) also has an immense role in this book. She was raised in Yodok or Camp 15, one of the Gulags. A most interesting glimpse into the life of North Koreans for me.
I found it to be an intense novel to read with well defined characters. Lots of twists and turns and a captivating read. And, there isn't much quiet time to wait for the next action scene. So, take a deep breath and buckle your seat belts up for this one.
Most highly recommended.
Buy it and read it, you won't be sorry.
The president, the director of the CIA and the president's national security adviser meet in secret to hatch a plot to kill the dangerous and unpredictable leader of North Korea. If the mission goes wrong, the president could face impeachment and worse.
Evan Tucker, the CIA head, decides to use Robie and Reel, whose last mission ended in the deaths of other agency personnel. They are sent to the Burner Box, a training facility in rural North Carolina, for rigorous training, where they're subjected to everything from near-fatal waterboarding to food and sleep deprivation. When a North Korean operative discovers the mission and blows it out of the water, Robie and Reel are sent to clean up the mess.
I have read many of Baldacci’s novels and The Target was my least favorite in this series. The novel started out with a great set up and is action packed, quite compelling; however, the failed strike at North Korea was drawn out and lost my attention. Then it dives into Reel’s neo-Nazi past, her father, as she relives the ghosts of her past, which was further distracting, threatening them both, then the remainder is the Korean storyline.
The main action was the unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill who has her own list of targets. Covering a great of territory, The Target from Alabama's death row, NC, NYC, Nantucket, Paris, and North Korea, plus more.Read more ›
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If this is really how people think and live e in north Korea it is truly awful. Treating people like dogs and having no rights. Makes you wonder what happens beyond our borders. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Daniel E. Munson
Well worth your time! Great story, no flat spots in action at all!Published 1 day ago by Dudley Smith
I was moved by the descriptions of the prisoner camps in North Korea and the barbarism that this book reveals. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Linda Koehn
Very intriguing. Did not know what was going to happen next.Published 2 days ago by Dr. G. B. Adelstein