The Innocent by David Baldacci

The Innocent

By David Baldacci

  • Publication Date: 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,056 Ratings)

Book Overview

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 . . .
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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Recent Reviews

  • C

    By zefcvxl9
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  • Unrealistic

    By MJH63046
    Love his books, but really a 14 year old..
  • "The Innocent"

    By Pinki7
    This is one of the best books I have ever read! I Love Will Robie!!! I will be reading more of this series!
  • Innocent

    By jamesmichaelryan
    Good read, enjoyed
  • Simply great

    By Future_of_music
    I loved it! David is one of my all time favs. Good work on this one
  • Very entertaining!

    By Tim Williford
    After reading The Last Mile, I searched for another book by David for me he is definitely 2 for 2!
  • Non-Stop

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    This is the best action, suspense, mystery type book I've read in I don't know when. I'm not well-educated on the ins and outs of being a government hit man, governments or government agencies, but it was all very believable to me. Also, it has so many layers and twists. Some authors would have made the story much simpler. When I began to think the plot was winding down, a whole new piece would enter. Can't wait to find out what happens to Robie next.
  • Worth a read...

    By chcocolatechick23
    Second or third Baldacci book I've read, first in this series...I'm a big Connelly/Silva fan, so I love this genre...overall, a worthwhile read, kept my interest and a good buildup to what was a fairly predictable end...the one thing that really bothered me was, without spoiling anything, I am not sure what 14 year olds Baldacci has spent time with, but as a middle school teacher, I can promise you that no 14 year old speaks in the dialogue this one did, even the smartest, most precocious ones! Other than that mild annoyance, I would recommend it, and I'm starting the second one in the series soon.
  • Slow start, great book...

    By CarinaSea
    Even though I felt like it started slow, it easily captivated enough to keep me reading through those nine chapters. I was happy to see they tied in more later in the book. I think he's my new favorite author, so the slow start obviously wast too bad! Going to buy the next book today!
  • The Innocent

    By FirstBookInForevee
    This book was absolutely amazing. The beginning was very slow and the tension slowly started to build up. I will definitely get the next book in the Will Robie series. I highly recommend this book for everyone.