The Hit by David Baldacci

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21 Critic Reviews

Betrayals abound throughout The Hit and right to the very end - but it's a highly satisfying conclusion to an excellent, totally gripping thriller. Don't miss this one!
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Synopsis

From David Baldacci--#1 bestselling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers--comes the most thrilling novel of the year. THE HIT Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst-enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
 

About David Baldacci

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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.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
 
Published March 25, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on May 12 2013
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All: 21 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 0

Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Mat Allard on Oct 30 2013

Good clean reading and if you have not had the chance it is a good way to spend some down time in November or dare I say it over the Christmas holidays.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Wendler on May 04 2013

While missing the human interest angle of the first book in the series, Baldacci keeps the tension high and the ultimate bad guys are hard to figure out. Its a engrossing read, fast paced and action packed.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Ray Palen on Apr 26 2013

THE HIT is a masterful novel that allows Baldacci to show off his insightful knowledge of the internal machinations that drive our modern government security systems and combines it with his gift for creating edge-of-your-seat suspense that builds with each passing page.

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Huffington Post

Good
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Apr 24 2013

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.

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Express

Above average
Reviewed by Millie Noakes on Apr 19 2013

This is a page-turner of a book. You will see where it is going long before you get there but you won't see who's pulling the strings.

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Bestsellersworld

Above average
Reviewed by Allen Hott on Oct 08 2013

...a well written and exciting book is another of Baldacci’s achievements. Much of what is described seems somewhat hard to believe but in today’s advanced world and with human nature the way it is the whole plot is not only believable but certainly possible. Great story!

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Deseret News

Good
Reviewed by Lois M. Collins on Apr 20 2013

"The Hit" promises readers a fast-paced adventure, and it delivers and is genuinely hard to put down. That's exactly what millions of loyal readers want from a Baldacci.

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Nights and Weekends

Good
Reviewed by Margaret Marr on Mar 01 2014

...grab a copy of The Hit and get lost in the fascinating world of trained assassins and the throat-grabbing missions that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge.

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NJ.com

Good
Reviewed by Fran Wood on May 12 2013

If you plan to crack this thriller at poolside or on the beach, apply sunscreen before opening. Baldacci’s a master at creating tense espionage and confrontations with lots of fire power, and you'll lose yourself in "The Hit."

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Times Dispatch

Good
Reviewed by Doug Childers on Apr 21 2013

“The Forgotten,” published in November, was one of his best, and “The Hit” nearly matches its high-water mark. Its pace is relentless, and Baldacci’s reworking of his perennial theme — absolute power corrupts absolutely — gives the book a sense of urgency and cultural relevance that many thrillers lack.

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BookIdeas.com

Good
Reviewed by Bob Walch on Aug 27 2013

David Baldacci is a very accomplished writer whose novels usually end up on the best seller lists. The Hit is definitely headed for a top ten listing.

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TCPalm / AP

Excellent
on May 05 2013

...Baldacci has planted an emotional hook that remains long after readers have turned the last page of the book. Bottomline: Baldacci puts a fresh spin on the cliches, and the end result is the best Baldacci novel in years.

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Little Apple Bookworm

Good
Reviewed by Judi on May 21 2013

Complex and compelling characters, conspiracies and an intricate plot make this a fascinating and memorable story.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Above average
Reviewed by Christine Zibas on May 01 2013

Undoubtedly, the earlier part of the book is stronger than its ending, but it's still well worth reading and comes to a satisfying conclusion.

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http://www.thereadingcafe.com

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Reviewed by Barb on May 29 2013

The Hit was a fabulous thriller that had you unable to put the book down. David Baldacci has once again created a page burning story that had you guessing all the way, and so so well done.

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Book Loons

Excellent
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson on Aug 27 2013

Betrayals abound throughout The Hit and right to the very end - but it's a highly satisfying conclusion to an excellent, totally gripping thriller. Don't miss this one!

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A Bookworm's World

Above average
Reviewed by Luanne on Aug 09 2013

...Baldacci has found a formula that works for him and he's good at it. So, the tone is similar to past novels, but I've found them to be entertaining...

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The Mystery Lady

Good
Reviewed by Marcia Applegate on Aug 23 2013

If you like a complex plot, with characters who are villains, or maybe not, or heroes, or maybe not, or—well, you will love the trip with these people through the Middle East and other parts of the world, stopping now and then to do another complex and dangerous job.

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Mysteries And My Musings

Excellent
Reviewed by Ariel on Jun 27 2013

"Page-turner" does not even begin to describe this gripping race through a governmental conspiracy at the highest levels. I devoured this book. It is a rush, yet the voice is so finely developed that it encompasses wisdom regarding damaged souls as well.

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Best Murder Books

Good
Reviewed by Reginald Burnette on Jun 23 2013

I think the really great thriller novels and political espionage tales are sprinkled with the grains of truth. And I’d say that millions of Baldacci fans would agree with me. That is why his novels are so immensely popular. And this book is no different.

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Writer's Diary

Above average
on Jun 06 2013

This book fell just slightly short of the first in the series, a common fate. It was so good though, that I'm looking forward to the third book in the series - I hope there is one!

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