Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Insiders. Clandestine assassin Will Robie returns as protagonist in David Baldacci’s novel, The Hit. I can almost imagine Baldacci’s thought process as he planned this novel. Who could best complement Robie? The solution seems obvious: a female assassin working for the same agency. Jessica Reel is as complicated and troubled a character as Robie, but usually Baldacci leaves character development to spread over several books, and that’s the case here. Where Baldacci excels is at creating a fast-paced plot, and this plot kept me engaged from beginning to end. Powerful government insiders are implementing a plan that will change the world. Robie and Reel become caught up in deciding the right path for them to pursue, in compliance or defiance of orders. Fans who like action thrillers are those most likely to be pleased by this one. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Hit from amazon.com.