The Target by David Baldacci

Published July 1, 2021

The Target by David Baldacci

Book info

  • Title The Target
  • Author David Baldacci
  • Year 2014
  • Genre Thriller

A highly trained CIA assassin, Will Robie is only matched in his ability to kill by his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. They are trusted by the US government to succeed when failure isn’t an option. So when the President identifies an opportunity to take down a global menace there’s only two people he has in mind for the clandestine mission. Their target is the dangerous and unpredictable leader of North Korea, but when things don’t go to plan a fierce retaliation is set in motion. While Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary – sent to destroy the enemy at all costs – a deadly game of cat and mouse is triggered between the East and West. But who will be hunter and who will be hunted when the true target is revealed?


The thing about Baldacci thrillers is they are just so readable. You are thrown straight into the action and it doesn’t let up until the mission is complete. I loved this one, putting Robie and Reel under pressure in a variety of different ways and circumstances, revisiting the wonderful Julie from the previous books and of course a bigger plot that has to be resolved. It’s interesting to see these two solo action heroes having to work together and start to rely on each other, and start to think about their future in the business. Good times and on to the next!

Rating: 4 / 5

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