Can a cold-blooded killer be a sympathetic character? If he’s the hero in a David Baldacci novel, the answer is yes. This is so episodic that it could be called “a chapter book for grownups.” The dust jacket calls Will Robie a “hit man,” but “government operative” is more accurate. Robie’s moral dilemmas are just as compelling as his adventures, and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. A fast and rewarding read.