David Baldacci: I worry people will suddenly realise I don’t know what the hell I’m doing

Great interview with David Baldacci from the folks at METRO.


Author David Baldacci, 52, has written 26 best-selling thriller novels with help from pals in the US Secret Service. His latest, The Hit, is out now

What’s The Hit about? It’s about a government assassin who has been tasked with tracking down a colleague who has started to kill members of her own agency. Then he starts to wonder why she’s killing these people – is she on the side of right?

Was it research intensive? It was for locations and some of the technology they use. I’ve met with special forces personnel over the years – they don’t have cards that say ‘government assassin’ but they told me about the skills they use and places they’ve been.

Who are they? People who are still in the military who are tasked to do certain things and have the skills to carry out the missions the characters in the book perform…

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