About the book: The president of the United States 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 ensure that while the two assassins succeed, they will not survive. As they prepare for their mission, which will take them deep into the dark territory of the prison camps in North Korea, Reel faces a crisis that could well lead enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her past 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.
About the author: David Baldacci is one of the world’s favorite storytellers. He made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. David’s novel Wish You Well was turned into a feature film starring Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas. In total, David has published 27 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. His fantasy novel for younger readers, The Finisher, has been optioned for film by Sony Pictures. David has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.
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