The world's greatest assassins are on a high-risk mission for the President--but a powerful mastermind wants them dead in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.
The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.
Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive.
As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets--a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This twisting thriller marks the third book in David Baldacci’s acclaimed series featuring Will Robie and Jessica Reel, CIA assassins who used to be rivals but now work as a team. When the expert agents accept a high-stakes mission that comes straight out of the White House, they find themselves pitted against a deadly North Korean operative and enemies from their past. As Robie and Reel race to stop a rogue nation’s reign of terror, Baldacci pulls you in with a fast-paced story that lifts up the curtain on one of the planet's most brutal totalitarian regimes. The Target is a breathtakingly suspenseful ride alongside two of the most principled partners in spy fiction.
At the start of bestseller Baldacci's tense third thriller featuring CIA hit man Will Robie (after 2013's The Hit), Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., the U.S. president authorizes an operation to assassinate a foreign leader. Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel, whose recent exploits have earned them the CIA's highest medal, for the job. When that mission is scrubbed, Robie and Reel end up attempting a dangerous incursion into North Korea to rescue a couple of prisoners from the notorious Bukchang labor camp, a move that results in North Korea deciding to retaliate against the U.S. on its own territory. In unsparing detail, Baldacci depicts the brutal conditions in the North Korean camp, in particular their impact on 25-year-old Yie Chung-Cha, a prisoner groomed as a deadly assassin.
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Same ol Same ol
For me I won't be reading any more Robie/Reel adventures. Time to put these two down and bring on more realistic agents.
Not his best
Disappointing plot. Started out with intriguing yet unlikely premise then worked too hard to pull the pieces together. My least favorite of his books.
Really dumb plot and story line if there is one.