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"Baldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years, and The Target continues the trend. This isn't a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It's among his most exhilarating books yet."―Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Brilliant use of language...vivid supporting characters and numerous sudden and unexpected plot twists...[Baldacci] doesn't let the action sag at any point...In [Chung-Cha], Mr. Baldacci has created one of his most memorable characters."―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Robie and Reel are complex characters, and anything they do is a pleasure to follow...Baldacci knows how to get readers to turn the pages, and he's in top form here."―Associated Press

"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) on The Hit

"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."―Associated Press on The Hit

"Another fast paced page turner that will keep you glued to the couch...by an author who continues to standout in the increasingly crowded thriller field."―Examiner.com on The Forgotten

"Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption. The narrative moves slowly, so the reader has a chance to solve the case along with Puller. It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies."―The Washington Post on The Forgotten

"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."―Examiner.com

"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

About the Author

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.davidbaldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.
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Product Details

  • Series: Will Robie Series
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1st Printing edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455521205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455521203
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By USN Chief, Ret..VT Town TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 22, 2014
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Robie and Reel are called back to a meeting at Langley with the new CIA DD, Amanda Marks. She informs them that there they both must go to the Burner Box for "recalibration". This is to ensure their willingness to follow orders. This training is both physical as well as psychological in nature. Reel's explanation on following orders is excellent: "I have to execute the assignment in the best way I see fit". A part of Reel's past life comes to surface which could create immense problems to those closest to her.

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.
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I have read most of David Baldacci's books and have enjoyed all of them, but this may be the best yet. Will Robie and Jessica Reel are great characters and the author does a great job of showing a soft human side to two tough characters. It takes two good stories and brings both to a great finish with all the action you could want.
Buy it and read it, you won't be sorry.
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One of Baldacci's best. The spoiler alert is to warn readers against reading some of the amateur reviews posted here, as they tend to give away the plot. The best way to enjoy this book is to be surprised. Don't let these well-intentioned dummies spoil it for you! The rule should be: tell us what it's about, but don't tell us what happens.
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I can't remember the last time I gave 2 stars to any book! I like to think I research my reading choices for quality and a story that will stay with me. I have always loved reading David Baldacci so I never gave ordering "The Target" a second thought. Yay..a new DB...I always look forward to each new publication. I agree with one of the other reviewers....I had to make myself stick with this book until I finally decided that the monotony of the first part of the story segued some pretty unbelievable actions as the story progressed. I read to enjoy, to place myself into the story, to live the characters. DB has always given my mind's eye a graphic description of the places and the people involved. I didn't find that in this latest book not to mention the plot is so far fetched. So disappointing for this talented author. I'll wait for the next one. He hasn't lost me yet!
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David Baldacci’s The Target, the third installment in the Will Robie series, involves an assassination with high suspense, endangering the entire nation with Robie and Reel back in action.

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.
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For years we all knew what we were getting from David Baldacci - solid, sometimes spectacular fiction with interesting multi-dimentional characters. Sure, you had to look past the sense that he was emulating other popular writers, initially Grisham and lately Vince Flynn and Lee Child, but you could count on a pretty good read. Now we are watching Baldacci begin to emulate the James Patterson formula - I'm famous and I'm going to cash in on it by cranking out books of dubious quality as quickly as poosible. The Target reads like three separate short stories slapped together with preposterous action, stomach-churning abuse of women, and cartoon-like character development. This book makes Flynn's Mitch Rapp novels look like great literature in comparison. All Baldacci needs now is to add beach novels and a stable of ghost writers and he will have attained the Full Patterson.
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