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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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Fast paced with great characters and enough twists so even if you figured out one there were plenty more waiting. ( )
  nljacobs | Jan 19, 2016 |
Assassin Will Robie is back from two assignments to eliminate the enemies of America abroad. He doesn't need to know the sins of the person, great or small. Robie leaves passing judgment to his superiors. He is only the cold blooded and unemotional executioner. Until now. Perhaps it is the unlikely location of the enemy in a quiet Washington D.C. suburb or perhaps it is the child, obviously the woman's son, in bed with the target. For the first time ever, Robie hesitates. His handler frantically calling for him to complete the assignment, urges him on in a near-panicked voice, but still Robie hesitates and then the child awakens and the intended victim stirs. What happens next sets an intricate story into motion.

Robie decides to get away by taking a nearby bus. Along comes a 14-year-old girl, followed by a man whom Robie recognizes as someone just like himself, a stone killer. Naturally, having made one major mistake, Robie again goes against all his training and helps the teenager. Past actions are catching up with Robie, and lots of strange coincidences are placing him and the girl in deadly danger.

I really enjoy political intrigue and The Innocent has plenty of it to go around. If you pay attention to the details, the author gives you lots of clues along the way to figure who the bad guys are, but the way the final reveal comes about is surprising and keeps things interesting. This is the first book in a three book series (as of 2015) and I will definitely plan to read the others. I really liked the character and would like to see what happens to him in the future. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
I absolutely loved this book! A brief intro: A 40 yr old hired hitman eventually meets up with a 14 yr old girl and they are both targets! This is really a CANT PUT DOWN action/thriller, if you haven't read Mr. B yet and you like action/thrillers, PICK this one up! ( )
  JoBDo | Jan 2, 2016 |
I felt that this was not Baldacci's best.For me, it was too predictable and the ending was just a jumble. ( )
  librarygeek33 | Jul 15, 2015 |
Will Robie is a professional assassin but for the "good guys." And he is good at what he does and doens't question his assignments, that is until he gets one that just doesn't seem right. Something is definitely off with this hit, and he hesitates. But a sniper outside does not. Now Robie is on the run for his life, and he is not alone. Plenty of action-packed thrills in this page turner. As a hit man, Robie is as nice as they come, and this novel, filled with twists and surprises along the way, is good entertainment. ( )
  Maydacat | Jul 13, 2015 |
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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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