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The Innocent (edition 2012)

by David Baldacci

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Title:The Innocent
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2012), Paperback, 448 pages
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A very nice book to read. Interesting plot, lots of action. Only in the end I got a hunch about whom Robie might be looking for.
For fans of the genre: recommended! ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jan 25, 2015 |
Own. Robie, an assassin for the US govt, teams up unwillingly with Julie, age 14, as they both run from different attackers. Or are they linked somehow? This is a nonstop thriller! ( )
  bereanna | Jan 10, 2015 |
Will Robie is an assassin, for the U.S. government. He has killed a lot of people, but things start to go wrong when he refuses to kill a target. As he flees the scene, he gets on a bus and sees a teenage girl who is about to be killed. He decides to intervene, but before he can, the girl saves herself. Shortly after both he and the girl get off the bus, it blows up. Now Robie doesn’t know if the bus exploded to kill him or 14-year-old Julie Getty. Although the street-wise girl says she doesn’t need help, he finds himself drawn to help her, even as he must help himself. When it turns out the assignment he refused wasn’t actually sanctioned, Robie finds himself in charge of hunting rogue agents, while trying to stay alive, and keep Julie alive. This is a fast action, thrilling novel in Baldacci’s best vein. ( )
  ktoonen | Dec 13, 2014 |
One of my favorite books of David Baldacci thus far! Very intense- Loved the addition of the 14 yr. old girl, Julie with her attitude, tenacity, and survival skills! I listened to book on iPod via audio and loved the sound effects as well as the narrators did an exceptional job (Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy)!

Baldacci was definitely at the top of his game as his plot and characters were outstanding in this conspiracy with Will Robie (main character) who at first seemed very hard and cold until he met the teenager which softened him a bit. (loved this dynamic duo). His job was to eliminate however his sharp instincts tell him his handler is not part of the plan and the killings are stacking against him one by one. He did not plan on taking care of a teen; however, she becomes a part of the responsibility he is willing to take on. Mixed with a FBI Agent and another woman who entices him along with people dropping dead around him, it appears no safe house is really safe!
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Excellent read, as usual with Baldacci's books. It took about 40-50 pages to really get into it, but from there on, the book was a "page-turner". ( )
  rondoctor | Nov 2, 2014 |
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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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Will Robie, a freelance hitman working for the government, rescues a teenage girl whose parents' disappearance may be linked to a vast, high-level cover-up.

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