The Hit Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly-skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. 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 hitman; 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 that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
What I liked: The stability of the characters. In other words, a few characters are introduced but the core group is the same that you met in The Innocent. It was pretty easy to keep track of who was where and what they were doing. I genuinely enjoyed the Jessica Reel addition to the cast. She's a female version of Robie with trust issues as well. The beginning moves faster or maybe after The Innocent, I've become more familiar with Mr. Baldacci's writing style. The world building continues and is realistic, especially in light of the fact of everything happening in the Middle East. Robie continues to grow in all aspects of his character.
What I didn't like: This is nitpicking but I figured out "the bad guy" too quickly. I believe any thriller reader would be able to do the same. The reasoning for the bad guy is sound and believable. I wanted more Julie storyline but it really didn't have a large opening to be a part of the story.
Highly recommend this series and look forward to the next in the series.