The Innocent - David Baldacci

The Innocent

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 5,180 Ratings


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.


  • Great great

    By Dixie Ricks
    This was a fast paced book, really enjoyed the storyline.
  • Floyd4622

    By floyd4622
    Amazing read! There were a couple of times I had to stop reading for a while. It was just so intense with the details of torture of Mercy I had to take a break. The other was pitting the sisters against each other. I have read nearly all The author’s books. A great talent for building his characters.
  • I’m sad.

    By ScubaDyer
    I miss David Baldacci. Like Robert Ludlum, someone has clearly bought the Baldacci name.
  • Exceptional

    By JulianOFM
    Riveting and captivating. Could not wait to pick it up again (even after I just put it down).
  • Fantastic!

    By ymjackson
    Loved this book! Excellent story line that just gets better chapter by chapter with a great ending!
  • Fast paced

    By KatW20
    Great story from many angles. Lots of twists and turns. Not predictable. Overall, a really enthralling read.
  • The innocent

    By nadorabbit
  • Couldn’t stop reading

    By therealneko
    This book is masterfully written. The plot becomes a bit obvious concerning who the main other killer is but forgivable for how the story is told. Action fans may have a problem with how godly the main character’s skills are but it is evened out by other goings on. The obviousness of the story and the character development is only reason why hold back the fifth star. That being said, this is one of the better action novels I’ve read in a very long time.
  • The Innocent

    By Joy Y45
    Best Baldacci novel yet!
  • The Innocent

    By El Vato.
    Much too predictable and the writing had a cadence like a Dragnet episode. Because I like Baldacci I read on, expecting the book to get better but it never did.