Published by Macmillan,
4 May 2012.
Will Robie is an assassin. He kills to order, and sleeps soundly. Returning to DC following two successful eliminations he
awaits his next assignment. His
instructions arrive on a memory stick and he has no reason to think that his
latest job should be any different, but it doesn’t work out that way, and Robie
is suddenly the one being hunted.
Julie Getty has been living with the foster-parents from hell and not being a
girl to take any crap, she decides to head home. She arrives just in time to
see both her parents killed, and so Julie is also on the run.
described as an action-packed thriller, when the lives of these two people
collide, neither is sure which of them is the target, as they escape the most
hair-raising situations. Both have a mission, Robie to find out about his last
assignment, and Julie wants to know why her parents were murdered, and then
kill the killer.
edgy characters, used to acting alone, and neither given to trust anyone. But
circumstances have thrown them together. Whilst the action moves at a cracking
pace, the development of these two characters as they seek to keep one step ahead
of their pursuers and work out just what is going on is a major strength of the
devastation that they leave behind as they escape from one situation after
another brings Robie into contact with Special Agent Nicole Vance, but how much
should he tell her?
page-turner, couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended.
David Baldacci. A
lifelong Virginian, David was born in Richmond
in 1960. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth
University and his law degree from the
University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law for nine
years in Washington, D.C. He has published 22 books.
While David is involved in several philanthropic
organizations, his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s ‘Wish You
Well foundation.’ Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You
Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and
promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and
educational programs. In 2010 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to
launch a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and
hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, nearly 1 million new and used books
have been collected and distributed through area food banks. David explains,
“With this program, people go home with food, which they need to live, as well
as with books, which they need to change their lives.”