Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 USA Today Bestseller
A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, April 2013
Will Robie is a master of killing.
A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the US 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 hit man, 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 there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shock waves through the US government and around the world.
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“Guaranteed to be a #1 bestseller.”
Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“A winner…nonstop action and twists…The best Baldacci novel in years.”
“[The Hit’s] 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.”
Richmond Times Dispatch
“I pictured this book in a ten-word review: Page-turning, pulse-racing action, with surprises and thrills galore. Or as a one-word review: Mesmerizing.”
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
“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. Baldacci sets up a raft of villains that will keep you looking over your shoulder to the very end.”
Daily Express (UK)
“An engrossing, action-packed thriller.”
“With a lightning pace, captivating characters, and astonishing twists throughout, The Hit is guaranteed to keep your attention from the first page to the last.”
Times-News (North Carolina)
“Agent Will Robie is a master of killing, and David Baldacci’s thriller is an excellent match for audio. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy prove a formidable team in ramping up the tension…McLarty does the lion’s share of the narration, finding unique voices for Robie and the various agents, while Cassidy smoothly and clearly portrays the various women involved. The use of two narrators helps provide tension and a theatrical atmosphere. Great narration skills and plotting will grip listeners.”
Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.