The Innocent

The Innocent

Book - 2012
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Will Robie is a freelance hitman who always nails his target. Only now, Robie may have made the first mistake of his career by stepping in to rescue a wayward teenaged girl. The more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the centre of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' disappearance and stretch to unthinkable 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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central, 2012.
ISBN: 9780446572996
Characteristics: 422 pages ;,24 cm.

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Connie_1515
Jun 05, 2016

I enjoyed this book and will be reading the other three books in this series. I hope they are as good.

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writermala
Apr 02, 2016

We are supposed to meet Will Robe for the first time in this book but it's my fourth book, having read the later ones first. I'd have to say that like a good bottle of wine, Robie improves with age; or maybe I've just read one too many of his books in too short a time. Be that as it may, I felt that BAldacci belabored the point and it was a relief when the book was over. Julie was the only refreshing character in the book. Good book to read on a rainy day when there's nothing better to do.

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marshalife
Jan 29, 2015

This book was great!

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wilqser
Sep 02, 2014

Thriller about a hit man who knows something about his mission does not seem right and refuses to do the killings and a sniper does the job for him. During this process he meets up with a teenage girl who has had her parents killed and may be involved with all the reasons they want to be killed by other assassins from his past.. An FBI agent gets them the protection they need and wind up being infiltrated themselves. I think divulging of the truth and little hints of the reasons for the killings and identity of the killer took too long; it was a bit tedious. The ending was implausible with characters in impossible situations. So -so

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gloryb
Oct 17, 2013

With a name like Robie, the main character, a trained assassin, seems more likable. I enjoyed this thriller, my first Baldacci book, and hope to read other novels by him. He writes simplistically which could be a turn off. The story development and characters reminded me of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels.

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JDFandel
Jun 05, 2013

It was good, Went on a bit long, but a quick read once you got started.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

Very intense and fun. Highly recommend for a popcorn read! Loved every second and the ending was mind blowing
Mind=Blown!

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happycanuck
Apr 14, 2013

Slow going until the third chapter then it was fast-paced and suspenseful. The plot became implausable by the end - but it was nevertheless an enjoyable read.

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waterboy
Feb 17, 2013

A chance for Baldacci to create a new character (although assassin doesn’t stray too far from his earlier main characters). No surprises in the story and plot lines, you’ve read or watched this before. I also was very disappointed with the reveal at the end. Baldacci didn’t have to go there. It would have been a better ending if he would have used more creativity. The ending felt cheap, like he ran out of ideas, or his publisher made him wrap it up like that. It’s a shame because I was engaged in the mystery up until then. This is a tough one to score. I’d probably pick up another book with this character but this story had its faults, sadly at the end.

JewelMcLatchy Jan 01, 2013

Another hit (pardon the pun) from Baldacci. Also hope characters will be seen again soon.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

Coarse Language: Strong language throughout. However, it is not as bad as most adult books out there.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

Other: You will read this book way past bedtime

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

Sexual Content: A minor sex scene. Not graphic at all. Nothing described

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

Violence: Really violent. People get shot in the head. Brains go everywhere and some people are brutally stabbed to death.

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MeganRossiter
May 06, 2015

MeganRossiter thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 20

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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blizzard
Jun 26, 2012

blizzard thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 21

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