Two of the government's most lethal assassins scour rural Colorado to find their missing handler--and discover an insidious and lethal threat along the way in this New York Times bestselling thriller.
Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man.
But now, Blue Man is missing.
Last seen in rural Colorado, Blue Man had taken a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown when he disappeared off the grid. With no communications since, the team can't help but fear the worst.
Sent to investigate, Robie and Reel arrive in the small town of Grand to discover that it has its own share of problems. A stagnant local economy and a woefully understaffed police force have made this small community a magnet for crime, drugs, and a growing number of militant fringe groups.
But lying in wait in Grand is an even more insidious and sweeping threat, one that may shake the very core of America. And when Robie and Reel find themselves up against an adversary with superior firepower and a home-court advantage, they'll be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man...
The lively audio edition of book five in Baldacci's Will Robie series finds the government's most dependable hit man (played by Brewer) once again teamed with his love interest, the world-class sniper Jessica Reel (played by Cassidy). Their handler, Roger Walton, code name Blue Man, has gone missing from his Colorado hometown. Arriving in the small town of Grand, where Walton grew up, the deadly duo discover homicidal Nazi bikers, skinheads, hostile survivalists, and opioid dealers who clearly are too much for the sheriff and her limited staff, or even the state troopers, to handle. Like Brewer's hard-boiled and unwavering Robie, Cassidy's Jessica is relentless, though more sarcastic. Their heavy romance from previous series installments is dwindling, and in the brief moments between gun battles and explosions when they discuss their difficult relationship, both actors soften the tough talk. Brewer has fun with Grand's various residents, especially the pompous, coldly homicidal neo-Nazi leader of a militant fringe group staking out in town; several good ole boys, some friendly, some not; and an obnoxious, arrogant billionaire. Cassidy gives voice to the rough but tender sheriff, the billionaire's entitled wife, a pleasant middle-aged former girlfriend of Blue Man, and a vengeful, vicious killer determined to be a drug kingpin. Brewer and Cassidy's carefully developed vocal renditions are a perfect fit for Baldacci's latest. A Grand Central hardcover.
A bit of a stretch
Had a hard time believing some of the premise. Silos for sale? And a little predictable. Still gave it a four star as Baldacci can write action.
The bad reviews are correct
Cliche’ to the extreme. Someone else must have written this book under his name. Others in the series were great. This was beyond pale.
No holds barred
I liked Robie and Reel the ending for Walton was real.
Unapologetic for what good guys have to do win