Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: The Innocent by David Baldacci

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446572993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446572996

Book Description

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 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.

About the Author


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 and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at

My Review

I recently read Zero Day by David Baldacci and just loved it.  I was thrilled to be granted a review copy of his latest, The Innocent, through Net Galley.

The book starts out with Will Robie, a professional assassin for the American government doing what he does.  I was wondering if I would be able to become attached to the main character when he started acting out of character.  Then I was hooked...I couldn't put it heart was racing....I was dying to know what was going to happen next.

What did happen was an exhilarating read! The plot twists and turns kept me enthralled throughout the entire book.  There was plenty of suspense and adventure.  You could relate to Will and his young charge Julie.  The plot was believable and exciting to follow.

This David Baldacci thriller, which is released in April, will obviously do amazing on the best seller charts...and it should!  Pre-order a copy from library or your favorite bookstore today!


  1. I absolutely loved this book!, I heard the show on The Book Report (you can listen to it here - decided to give it a try, must say, its pretty hard to put it down.

  2. I was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my brand new monthly series called “Books You Love”. The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. It could be an old fave. I am hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our reading lists. Here is the link Books You Loved May Edition

  3. I found this novel cleverly constructed and totally enjoyable. More to come from the characters hopefully and David Baldacci.