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Title:
The innocent
ISBN:
9780446572996

9781455519002

9780230762879

9780446572989
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Physical Description:
422 pages ; 24 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
1.
Contents:
Freelance hitman, Will Robie, has a job from the US government. When he expertly nails his target -- a suspected enemy of the country -- he sees something on leaving the scene of crime which he suspects will have deadly consequences ... Robie saves a young teenage runaway who has escaped from a private facility and seems to be in great danger. The location of her parents is unknown and after she's returned to the police, he decides to keep tabs on her because there's something about her which makes him suspicious. As Robie learns more of the girl's past, it becomes evident to him that a cover-up, which may well have links to the disappearance of the girl's parents, looks likely to stretch to the very highest levels of power. The police, while investigating the hit, start to take an interest in Robie and he's particularly attracting the attention of a tenacious female investigator who believes that the two cases may be connected. Robie finds himself in a dangerous position. Does he need to change sides to save lives including his own?
Summary:
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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Summary

Summary

America's best hitman was hired to kill--but when a D.C. government operation goes horribly wrong, he must rescue a teenage runaway and investigate her parents' murders in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

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 pull the trigger. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and is on the run.

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.


Author Notes

David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer.

His first novel, Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, True Blue, One Summer and End Game. He writes numerous series including King and Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, the Camel Club, Will Robie, Shaw and Katie James, John Puller, Vega Jane, and Amos Decker. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Narrators Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy team up to bring Baldacci's latest thriller to life in this enjoyable audio edition. Forty-year-old Will Robie is a top government assassin who for years has carried out his hits with a cool, do-the-job-don't-think precision. But that all changes when Robie refuses to kill an assigned target. It's a decision that puts him on the run and his life in danger. Meanwhile, Julie Getty, a 14-year-old girl who witnessed the murder of her parents, is also running for her life. These wildly different individuals must come together and determine who is out to kill them and why. Of the two readers, McLarty does most of the heavy lifting, providing narration and voicing all the male characters. His slightly gruff, world-weary delivery perfectly suits both Robie and the tone of the novel. Cassidy performs all female dialogue: her reading is clear, and she ably differentiates multiple characters with subtle but effective characterizations. A Grand Central hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Baldacci's 24th novel introduces agent Will Robie into his best-selling world of crime and suspense. Will, a U.S. government assassin, finds himself fleeing from his own agency after a seemingly routine mission goes bad. While on the run, he forms an unlikely alliance with a 14-year-old girl whose parents have been brutally murdered. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill them and attempt to put together the pieces of this nasty entanglement. VERDICT The action is fast and nonstop, and the narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy is crisp and realistic, switching between characters with ease and keeping perfect pace with the ever-quickening plot. Along with Baldacci's readers, this will be of interest to Michael Connelly and John Grisham fans. [The Grand Central hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Erin Cataldi, MLS, Franklin, IN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.