#BookBeginnings The Hit by David Baldacci

Today we have one of the novels from The Bestseller Code 100 list, The Hit by David Baldacci for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



The Hit* by David Baldacci

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The Hit is the second title in the Will Robie thriller series.

Summary:  When a fellow CIA assassin Jessica Reel starts killing their colleagues, Will Robie  accepts the task of hunting her down. Soon the clues aren’t adding up, and Robie must figure out who is telling the truth before he becomes the next target.

First Sentence:

Feeling energized by the death that was about to happen, Doug Jacobs adjusted his headset and brightened his computer screen.


Doesn’t that first line make you want to keep reading?

I’ve read far enough to know that what happens next is not expected.

Last week’s novel, Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich was on the same list of 100 bestsellers, but the two novels couldn’t be more different in voice.  Twelve Sharp was hot and emotional.  This one is cold, calculating, and denies emotions.  What a contrast.

Have you read any of David Baldacci’s thrillers ?


  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, yes, I do want to keep reading, and I realize that it’s been a while since I read Baldacci. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  2. Gilion at Rose City Reader

    It’s been years since I read a Baldacci book and I don’t even remember what it was. It had a very exciting ending is all I remember. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings!

  3. Anne@HeadFullofBooks

    Actually that first line stops me cold. Is he excited that there will be a death? My book: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

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