The Innocent

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Pan Macmillan, Apr 26, 2012 - Fiction - 422 pages
3 Reviews
A hitman with a mission. But which side is he on? Freelance hitman, Will Robie, has a mission which takes him first to Edinburgh and then to Tangier. His task is to eliminate suspected enemies of the US government. But back in DC, when government employee and mother of two, Denise Tamaron, is detailed as his next target, Robie fails to pull the trigger. Shes an unlikely victim, and why does she pose a threat to national security? Having failed in his mission, Robie needs to leave the scene fast. But it seems that he is not the only one who is on the run and in danger. On his escape from the city, he saves a young teenage girl from an unknown killer. She's too scared to reveal her true identity and why, if indeed she knows, there are those who want her dead. The police investigating the deaths start to take an interest in Robie. And hes particularly attracting the attention of a tenacious female investigator who believes the two cases may be connected. Robie finds himself a fugitive in a dangerous position. Does he need to change sides to save lives including his own?

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User Review  - Deborah M. - Goodreads

Vintage Baldacci, one of my favourite thriller writers. Good plot, subplots and writing. A fast read. A little forced in some parts, a few too many bad guys for what should be the most protected and highly vetted areas of the government, but overall recommended. Read full review

Suspensefully Thrilling

User Review  - roses713 -

I am still reading it!!!! I can not let go of this book. It keeps you on your toes. I can not wait to I get to the ending. Read full review

About the author (2012)

David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With his books published in over 45 different languages and in more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. His family foundation, the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to eliminate illiteracy across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at, and his foundation at, and to look into its programme to spread books across America at

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