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 14-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.
©2012 David Baldacci; 2012 Hachette Audio
The whole thing was so ridiculous. Things just didn't add up.
The characters are unbelievable. The story too generalized. No depth.
They were fine but I'm not gonna listen to a book based on the quality of people telling it. You can put lipstick on a sows face and it's still a pig.
Laughter. How does this guy have so many books published if they resemble this piece of kindling?
Waste of money. Waste of time. You think anybody works for an agency where he doesn't know who he works for? There's so many "coincidences" and generalizations to mention. Our heroes go through all this effort to climb a building only to come back down the stairs? Why? What was the point?
I love David Baldacci books and I think this may be my favorite. His heroes are tough as nails, but vulnerable and deep at the same time.
The story in The Innocent had me on the edge of my ear phones! By all means, dive in and enjoy!
Unnecessarily complicated plot, so farfetched that it needed to be explained at the end. There's no room for self discovery ie. opportunity for reader to guess at the direction the story is going or why certain things happened. The author jumps from one impossible coincidence and farfetched plot twist to the next... Average.
Narrator ok, as usual.
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