The Innocent by David Baldacci

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The Innocent is Baldacci at his absolute best... Baldacci provides the reader a non-stop pulse pounding ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning.
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Synopsis

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 . . .
THE INNOCENT
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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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 433 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, War, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by David Roth on Mar 28 2012

The Innocent is Baldacci at his absolute best... Baldacci provides the reader a non-stop pulse pounding ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on Apr 19 2012

the spine-chilling action begins on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last.

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Look At OKC

Excellent
Reviewed by Betty Lytle on May 13 2012

His plots are twisted and sometimes have surprise endings. His stories grab you from the minute you start to read and are hard to put down.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Excellent
Reviewed by Francis Moul on Apr 17 2012

another great novel by a brilliant writer. Baldacci catches you from the very first page and grabs your attention until the last word. Read it.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Excellent
Reviewed by Doug Childers on Apr 29 2012

an action-packed thrill ride... an emotionally satisfying beach book

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News-Telegram

Excellent
Reviewed by Terry Matthews on Apr 17 2012

the book is a heart-pounding, pulse-racing trip – one you cannot finish until both characters are safe and sound.

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SMSA Library

Excellent
Reviewed by Cecile Cornford on Jun 06 2012

Lots of twists and turns and once I began this book could not put it down. A really exciting read.

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Starting Fresh

Good
Reviewed by Gaby317 on Jun 09 2012

The young girl is a typical teenager insofar as she's moody, difficult, and not fully appreciative of the risks that Robie takes - which helps the story along and endears her to both Robie and readers. Another winner by David Baldacci.

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