The Target

Baldacci, David (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The next blockbuster thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, featuring assassin Will Robie"--
Authors: Baldacci, David
Title: The Target
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "The next blockbuster thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, featuring assassin Will Robie"--
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ISBN: 1455521205
Statement of Responsibility: David Baldacci
Subject Headings: Assassins Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Assassins
LCCN: 2013050790
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Oct 27, 2014
  • gloryb rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Is Baldacci really a "favorite storyteller" as the flaps of this book say? Perhaps once his books were on the #1 New York Bestseller list, but I don't think this title will be. I suspended disbelief and just read/scanned the words on the page. The author moves the story along by showing off the work of his 2 special agents who have appeared in two of his other novels. BTW, Baldacci, towards the end of this novel, is thinking of retiring them. Has the author tired of them too? The author describes 3-4 dangerous, action filled events to show how these agents work. These events are stand alones and are not related to the others in the novel except that the 2 agents are involved. This novel is an easy mindless read and doesn't require much on behalf of the reader. The author often uses colloquial vocabulary, chit chat, and just plain boring dialogue. Perhaps his early novels may provide better reading enjoyment.

Oct 26, 2014
  • Charlietwo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The superhuman main characters are no longer believable.

This book is awful compared to most of all this author's previous excellent work. Th characters and plot are completely implausible and amateurish. Should be in the teen section and even they might find it lacking.

Aug 16, 2014
  • denise99 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Every character is the smartest, most cunning, most athletic, etc. Love David Baldacci but this read like a harlequin novel.

Aug 09, 2014
  • formrfarmr2011 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very emotionally intense book involving a young assassin from North Korea, Yie Chung Cha; Will Robie, and Jessica Reel. It involves multiple story lines in which one learns much about Reel's past. The affection Will Robie has for Jessica Reel, despite everything, is very touching. Both Reel and Robie become a bit jaded with the CIA, and are backed into a corner while Yie survives a horrible past to make some crucial decisions which are agonizing for her. I wish it could have been different for her. This book sheds a lot of light on North Korean culture; one can't help wishing Yie could have had the life she wanted.

Jul 11, 2014
  • jazpur rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Baldacci is a master story teller. The human, emotional side of this one, given the characters and the circumstances, both historical and current is convincing. It would make a great film or TV series.

Jul 03, 2014
  • mpalik rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Always a good read from this author.

Jun 26, 2014
  • gracindaisy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I’ve never read any Baldacci; always thought it was popular/best-selling trash. Loved it! Probably not great literature, but a great read. Two CIA agents redeem their reputation by outwitting a North Korean agent trying to kill the first family. Real page turner.

Jun 22, 2014
  • cmb8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

many twists in this book-very hard to put down

Very slow to get into, not one of David Baldacci's more enjoyable reads
woth 2 stars only

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