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 Innocent was a great book to listen to on a very long trip home and back. There are lots of twists and turns, as is typical for a Baldacci novel. At first you don't know who's the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy' and it can be a little confusing, but we were able to catch on quickly. The characters were engaging, and we liked the reader's style of narration. We'd recommend this book.
This is a thoroughly engaging story. Not particularly original, not serious literature, but an enjoyable story that keeps the listener's attention. I am not a fan of the sound effects that were sporadically added, and think it might have benefited from a couple of additional voices for the various characters, but all in all, a good listen I would highly recommend.
I did not read the print version.
Really, it compares favorably with most David Baldacci novels.
I truly enjoy reading novels more than listening to them, but lack the time to read as much as I would like so I supplement with audio books. So, the narrators don't add more to my enjoyment. However, they are two of my favorites, Ron McLarty especially.
I am so glad I did not pay attention to the negative review on the postings. The individual criticized the background sound effects, but I found out they were only used for the prologue. The negative review also criticized the relationship between the main character and the teenaged girl. Conversely, I found the relationship quite believable. This was not Mr. Baldacci's best novel, but it was worth my time to listen to it.
Yes. This was a great book. I loved the story.
Yes. Very intense.
Yes, intreging developed characters, lots of surprises
This I can't be specifiic but the end is captivating and totally surprising. The most memorable moment in the book without revealing too much is relationship of the strong women characters and the failed assignment which he could not do morally and because he did the right thing it weaves ir leads to a very profound and enjoyable adventure for the reader . Notice I am leaving out names as it would spoil the magnificance intique of this book.
The intricate details and the two big surprises ant the conclusion, which cannot even be hinted at!
Yes surprise at the end (The Party/Assination?) which made me feel for Robie over lost relationships?
Also the parting of the Girl and Robie, because it is one part that seems incomplete to me
Please more Will Robie
I found this to be one that was hard to put down. You kept wondering where the next bullet was going to come from and from who?
Realistic and believable every step of the way. Story line intrigued you thru out the pages.
The action that took place in the safe house when Robie noticed the red dot on Julie's chest.
No one is safe anywhere
Sad commentary on men who have served this country but not provided with the help needed to adjust when they return. I know it's just a book, but it rang true for me. The government can tract you and knows what you are doing but does not step in to help.
awesome.... excellent.. kept me on the edge of my seat... characters very realistic.. and our hero is very lovable...
the story line was very well written and the characters were very true.
Loved this book ... kept you guessing throughout till the end ... great character and hope David Baldacci brings back Will Robie in his future books.
Baldacci is an excellent story teller. I would recommend it to anyone.
Great in audible.
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