The Innocent

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 656 pages
36 Reviews
America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.
But Will Robie may have just made the first--and last--mistake of his career . . .
THE INNOCENT
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.
Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.
Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.
Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life . . . and perhaps his own.

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Another excellent yarn by Baldacci. - LibraryThing
Excellent thriller, will read more from this writer - LibraryThing
He's a decent writer who weaves an engaging story. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - EJFisch - LibraryThing

I've always been a fan of spy/assassin stories. This is actually the first Baldacci novel I've ever read - I found the sequel, The Hit, at my local book trader and decided to get my hands on a copy of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jo-jo - LibraryThing

Baldacci does a wonderful job once again of creating an action-packed novel full of intrigue and suspense. This is the first book in the Will Robie series and he leaves off in a way that makes the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. His first novel, Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, Simple Truth, Saving Faith, One Summer, Zero Day, and The Innocent. He writes numerous series including Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, and the Camel Club. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. His title,The Hit, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

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