The Target - David Baldacci

The Target

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,432 Ratings


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.


  • Target

    By "$&*(@#
    One of his best
  • The Target. David Baldacci

    By Wet again
    The president, the incompetent director of the CIA have devised a secret plot to kill ann extremely high ranking general in North Korea.What ensues is a magnificent tale of intrigue, deception and non stop action. A stupendous read!! My highest recommendation!!
  • My least favorite book in this series

    By Dlewisgreen
    Love Will Robbie and Jessica Reel, but pacing and especially the plot in this one left a lot to be desired.
  • Great Read!

    By clintritchie
    One of the saddest but most exciting and loving of the series!
  • Perfection

    By newley fan
    Simply couldn’t put it down. Interesting characters, complicated plots that kept crossing each other, original. Don’t miss it.
  • Would read again.

    By Cobra Kainoa
    Liked the book didn’t love but it is very well written just followed too many characters. Good change of pace if you read Lee Childs.
  • Target

    By ADiamond59
    Fast read and couldn’t put it the book down
  • The Hit

    By Gramma Noreen
    As I am finding out Author David Baldacci is an amazing author. I've read three of his Will Robie series and I have a very hard time putting the books down and doing my housework. I am now starting my 4th book.
  • Good read

    By oledonky
    Another great book.
  • Worst of the first 3 books

    By McSvJ
    I enjoyed the first 2 books, but the plot in this one is completely implausible, from some weird neonazi extremist kidnapping and patricide to a bizarre rescue of some characters we absolutely do not care for in a North Korean labor camp to the dumbest assassination attempt on the First Family. Characters are either good, so we must see them as heroes or victims, or evil, so they are completely shallow and must predictably die. No moral dilemmas whatsoever. Ending is very predictable, rushed, and abrupt. Feel free to skip this one. Not sure if I'll be picking up the 4th entry now.