The Target

  • Title: The Target
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • ISBN: 9781455521203
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Target 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 impea
    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.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.

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    About David Baldacci


    1. David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because every mom needs a break now and then He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996 one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star In total, David has published 34 novels for adults all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television His novels have been translated into than 45 languages and sold in than 80 countries over 110 million copies are in print worldwide David has also published six novels for younger readers A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.David and his wife, Michelle, are the co founders of the Wish You Well Foundation , which supports family and adult literacy in the United States In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger Through Feeding Body Mind, than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.David and his family live in Virginia.


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    1. Ok, this one is weird. What I really like about the series is the personality building of the MCs.What I strongly dislike is the fact that most of the plotlines are between the POTUS and some villainous person (of either Muslim or Slavic ethnicity). And the actions is basically either POTUS ordering unsanctioned killing of the said villain or the reverse is underway. It makes me think 'euphemistic much'? It makes me wonder, what the hell, is there some shortage in original thriller story ideas? [...]

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    2. The two previous Robie and Reel novels were a step above much of what Baldacci had done in the past, but this one took a step back. My thought is that Baldacci put too much into the book, one separate crisis after another; fighting their superiors, fighting the North Koreans, fighting neo Nazis, back to fighting the North Koreans, and on top of all of that spending a lot of time inside the workings of North Korea. While all of it was interesting it was just too much for one book. We learned so m [...]

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    3. Will Robie & Jessica Reel, master assassins, are backon a super secret mission together!The Target, the 3rd book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie Series begins with Will Robie, back in Washington DC and receiving a medal for his successful mission in Syria.Will and Jessica have been given a new and very secret mission but before they receiving the details of it, both are sent to The Burner Box, a CIA training facility in North Carolina to be tested if they are capable of carrying it out. But [...]

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    4. Yet another established writer fails. This is puerile rubbish, cliche riddled, clumsy, amateurish. If it was the first effort of a self published teen it still wouldn't be excusable or acceptable. The characters are unbelievable, the dialogue and responses ludicrous, the stuff of comics, not mature writers. The writer has his protagonists doing things not realistically possible in the first few pages. Disarming and pulling down the pants of experienced street thugs before any of them can react o [...]

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    5. I'm not giving any of the Will Robie books 5 stars until he gets laid by someone he doesn't later have to assassinate

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    6. I don't remember the last time a book almost brought me to tears, and an espionage-action-thriller no less, that's saying something! The book had quite a few problems storywise, but in the end the perfect characterization and hearttouching, heartwrenching developments and ending covered all of that and then some. Just that hollowness I'm feeling right now after finishing a great book and departing from even greater characters. :(

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    7. Okay, book 3 of the so called Will Robie books ( I say so called because Jessica Reel is becoming pretty much a co-protagonist). The way this one plays out it's set up as a series of "adventures". This can get a little disjointed as we follow different characters and different situations but in the end Mr. Baldacci ties it all together well.I've been following this series from it's beginning and I like it. While i can't say that I like everything Mr. Baldacci has written I do like many of his bo [...]

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    8. The Robie/Reel dynamic is one of the most intriguing in popular thillers. CIA assassins, once deadly enemies, become partners, friends, and more. Though the transition to the "more" phase seems painfully slow at times, the tension adds to the intrigue. In this story, Baldacci utilizes multiple plot lines to maintain pace and the reader's interest. While action is the foundation, complicated relationships, between the protagonists and with friends and enemies, provide the mortar which strengthens [...]

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    9. As I start to write this I haven't put a rating above yet. I'm a little conflicted about this one. There is no question that I like the characters in this book, but this time around I think David had them doing too much in way to short of a time span. Even Superman and Superwoman would have trouble keeping up with Will and Jessica. The action really never stops and that is not always a good thing. I think that applies in this case. David had a really good idea when he put Will Robie and Oliver S [...]

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    10. Audiobook Review3 StarsWhy I even rated this three stars is perplexing -- perhaps because Baldacci's writing is tight and consistent, and he is generally a superb writer. But this story is a mess, with 1 core plot that is remodeled every few chapters. Plus there is a sub-plot with Jessica's father, her past and her consideration of the future. There is also a sub-theme relating to mothers and their children. Baldacci smashed far too many plots into one story. This is not a Mission Impossible mov [...]

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    11. Either Baldacci has passed his peak or I'm just tired of international thrillers that stretch a little too far to be believable. I've always looked forward to Baldacci's next book, but no more. The plot here took half the book to really kick in, and it read more like several episodes strung together, rather than one coherent story. Also, I felt the emphasis on what Robie and Reel were struggling with in their emotional lives began to dominate the story; if I wanted to read a family drama, I'd re [...]

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    12. Whew!The Target is the best Will Robie book yet. The pacing is excellent - for the first time in this series, I did not put down the book even once. The characters are strong and we get to see new ones which are nuanced. The plot is also something quite different. Overall, this is a great action thriller.More reviews are available at Digital Amrit

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    13. Baldacci is writing exciting thrillers. Jessica Reel and Will Robie are still in the crosshairs of the CIA's DDI. When the President decides to work with a dissident North Korean general, they are recruited for an assassination, but the dissident's handler is killed by a North Korean superagent, Chung-Cha, a survivor of a North Korean prison camp, and the dissident commits suicide after damning the President for his treachery and demanding protection for his family. To assuage his guilty conscie [...]

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    14. David Baldacci wrote a very compelling book in (The Target) whereby he follows the careers of two intelligence agents. They have many hair raising experiences in many foreign lands as well as here at home protecting the first family.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

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    15. Gotta say 'The Target' had its good moments but it certainly also had its share of bad moments. This is the third novel following special agent Will Robie and his partner CIA operative Jessica Reed. There are lots of good moments and good story plot developments. We see both Will and Jessica go through an enduring CIA re-training camp in the beginning of the book. Lots of ugly torture scenes hereyikes. No spoilers, but eventually the story introduces radical extremists in North Korea plotting ag [...]

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    16. A plot trick often used in the thriller writing game is to string three or four separate threads together with only the most tenuous connect. It delivers that roller coaster ride that makes thrillers thrill. In The Target featuring Will Robie and Jessica Reel, CIA fixers which is to say at times they kill for America.The Target opens on Alabama's death row and hurls us to Paris, Pyongyang, rural Alabama, New York City and Nantucket. Robie and Reel prove almost invincible, which is to say they ne [...]

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    17. After my last book, and not being able to finish The Stuart MacBride book.Great to get back to a author that I know I am going to be happy with and I was.Knowing that I enjoy this type of book, with assassins, international travelling and plots and of course the great characters Will Robie and Jessica Reel.This book has you hooked from the beginning with the return of Will Robie and Jessica Reel but now with the added bonus of a North Korean assassin, and a good one.David Baldacci seems to know [...]

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    18. Baldacci returns with a high-thrills adventure, featuring both Will Robie and Jessica Reel. After the CIA tries to deal with the fallout of Robie's last mission, they struggle with a plot that could leave the President of the United States in international hot water. Putting Robie and Reel through their paces, the Agency sends them off to handle a mission with complete deniability and dire consequences. When the mission takes a turn, Robie and Reel find themselves free to handle some personal bu [...]

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    19. They're baaaaack - the government-sanctioned assassination team of Will Robie and Jessica Reel. And I couldn't be happier.Well, maybe a little happier; this latest installment didn't impress me quite as much as its predecessor, The Hit. But the difference wasn't enough to knock my rating down a whole star, so 5 it is.This one puts the dynamic duo in the crosshairs of a high-ranking U.S. official who's convinced they should be thrown in jail for straying from the script on a previous mission (fac [...]

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    20. Love reading Baldacci.ually. Love the characters in the Will Robbie series, but this installment was a bit over the top. I love a complex storyline, but there were just TOO many plots and subplots, not all of them intertwined. There was an extra 100 pages or so in a subplot that added NOTHING to THE TARGET! That was a disappointing , if not frustrating, non-essential. Since Will and Jessica are government sanctioned CIA assassins, and have earned a debt of gratitude from the sitting President, i [...]

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    21. This is about the most disappointing Baldacci for this fan. The main story is senseless time and again - starting with the traitor's unbelievable approach from the supposedly iron tight nation to his adopted kids that no one and then everyone knew about to the ruthless killer developing a new and almost everything fortuitous in the climax including the First Lady's selection of cohorts. The sub stories involving a snatching of kids from N Korea or Reel's father provide even more headache than re [...]

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    22. Robie, Jessica, Julie are all here and just as good as ever. The plot did not agree, too scatterbrained and erratic. I thought Yie Chung Cha could have been a great new character for the future but that doesn't look likely. 3Stars.

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    23. 3.5 starsI really like Robie and reel they are at least tied if not ahead of king and maxwell as my fav baldacci protagonistsThe plot of this novel is a little too busy but still a solid book

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    24. 3.5 stars out of 5.0

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    25. The mission will be the most important one for the CIA in the past fifty years, maybe in the history of the agency, and the only team good enough to see it through is plagued with personnel conflicts, black smudges on their professional record that could cost them their life. If they pass a rigorous training program, if personal nightmares can be put to rest, and if the top brass can relent, Will Robie and Jessica Reel just might be able to successfully meet each objective of a complex and dange [...]

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    26. Why? Why do I do this to myself? I like to read thrillers if I'm stressed out or busy. If you're feeling overwhelmed, it's satisfying to read about near-superhuman operatives who can handle any situation. But then I wind up reading books like "The Target" which feature two of the WORST secret agents of all time. The two main characters are supposed to be the world's deadliest assassins, but as far as I can tell they couldn't assassinate their way out of a paper bag. To make things even more tryi [...]

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    27. I wish I was versed enough to do justice to this story that is the Target. The title is as usual very minimalist. All three books from the Will Robie series are different from one another. Here, the titular hero shares the stage with a diverse and supportive cast. The amount of detail packed into 400 pages was pretty daunting.The narration and characterization in multiple settings around the world could have not worked well. The small amount of time given for the reader to bond with or hate this [...]

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    28. Will Robie returns in the 3rd installment of the series, along with Jessica Reel, for another awesome thriller! We are introduced to a deadly Korean Assassin who is ordered by North Korea to carry out a mission that will send a violent message to the US. We find out more about Jessica Reel's past and what made her become known for what she does. The book was a little slow and hard to follow to start out with because they kept jumping back and fourth between Robie and the North Koreans, and I did [...]

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    29. I should know by now not to start a Baldacci book unless I can stay up all night reading it straight through! I love all of his heroes, especially Will Robie, who stars in this adventure along with Jessica Reel. His bold move to center the plot around North Korea was fresh and exciting (to me anyway), as well as the subplots along the way dealing with Jessica's past. One of the best writers of the day as far as I'm concerned!

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    30. 4.5 starsI finished this a few days ago and should have written my review while it was fresh. I'm still blown away by this series. The way it talked of the prison camps is freaking scary. Robie and Reel are as awesome as ever, but Chung-Cha stole the show really (and my heart). I'm looking forward to reading more from the series.

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