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
This was my first Baldacci book. It was a pleasant surprise. I grew up loving James Bond; the Roby character reminds me of 007. I too hope there is a sequel, but in the meantime I intend to check out some other books by this author.
The suspense ... at times ... it was intense!
Yes. I kept trying to figure it out ... was always behind the plot ... that's a good thing.
The voices were realistic. I could picture the characters in my mind.
Yes. I found myself listening whenever possible throughout the day.
I loved this book. One of my favorites. Intense and an incredible story.
Yes it was very good and suspenseful , I did recommend this one to friends , they loved it
Robbie , he is also a smart and tough guy
Yes and they are good together
A suspense that will keep u wondering!!
I didn't care much for the little girl in the book , at 14 she seemed a bit to cocky and knowledgable at that age
Another great Baldacci story. He never disappoints. Looking forward to more stories centered on Will Robie. Enjoyed the narrators.
Baldacci is always a good listen for me. The Innocent delivers a fast-paced, interesting story that satisfies from beginning to end. He develops interesting characters, a mysterious plot, and well described setting. He does it all without boring the crap out of me for hours. This is important since my listening time and attention span is limited. Sorry though; five-star rating is reserved for "I can't wait to get back to my audiobook".
Compared to other spy or assassin stories this was just too unbelievable. I was tempted to give up on it within the first half hour but stuck through until the end.
I would. as usual in a Baldacci book there are several stories developing as the book progresses and i like to go back and see if I missed a turn, twist or theme.
Julie, just a lot of fun and a different character.
yes, however I cold not
Listen and get hocked on Baldacci
It was okay. There were too many plots intertwined and the core plot seemed to get lost. Then it picks up again and then loses steam. There was intrigue more because of the narrator.
Yes because I have read his books and he is good.
Initial interaction between the girl & Robie till they settle down. The akwardness and respect for each other and knowing that there is no third person to watch their backs was well performed.
No I do not see it as a movie or TV series
I liked "The Forgotten" better than "The Innocent"
Loved it...woulod love to hear parts I mkay have missed, and feel the excitment again...
A few of the "Jack Reacher" books.
The encounter on the Bus
It kept me on the edge of my seat...wherever I was at the time
The teenage character was a nice addition.
This is my 15th listen of books by Baldacci and this may be the best one yet. I hope this is the first in a new series for Robie, Julie, and perhaps Vance.
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