The Innocent (Will Robie #1)
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 el...more
Lately, my favorite spy, espionage, thriller writers have gotten a bit boring. Vince Flynn writes thrillers after the fact which makes them alternative history, Tom Clancy has forsaken Jack Ryan, David Baldacci is writing cute (last one was a Nicholas Sparks with a happy ending). The only thing Alex Berenson wrote that I enjoyed was his 2008 review in NY Times of THE G...more
Acho que a escrita é muito boa, foi a minha estreia com este autor e gostei imenso.
É daqueles viciantes que dão gosto e que não se conseguem largar! A minha curiosidade foi crescente até porque não fazia ideia como o autor ía ligar as histórias das duas principais personagens. Essa ligação foi a única coisa que não me convenceu no livro, que achei um pouco forçada. De resto, é uma leitura altamente recomendável!!
“Os Inocentes” foi a min...more
This is the first time that I have gotten my hands on something written by David Baldacci, and now I regret not having read anything by him before.
As is often the case, I try to guess the plot by looking at the jacket. The first one was: a common American who turns against some extremely powerful System to save his daughter. The blurb cleared that misconception. This was the first of many; Baldacci is good at that – flawlessly leading you to believe something without ac...more
Cheerios, despite the vociferous claims of the manufacturer, are largely devoid of nutritional content. Aesthetically, they are unappe...more
*** Partial spoilers Follow ***
Will Robie is a hit man for the US government who gets sent on an unusual mission to kill a US citizen at home - a mother with two children - that he eventually realizes is a set up. But it the course of escaping, the mother is murdered anyway and he winds up on a bus with a teenage girl that another professional assassin is trying to kill. Will helps her escape that situation onl...more
I am usually a fan of golden age mysteries (i.e. Christie), dystopic fiction (i.e. Atwood), and ironic satire (i.e. Irving, Heller, Vonnegut), and typically have not enjoyed modern American "pulp" mysteries for their bland writing, generic style, cookie cutter characters, predictable plots, etc. I wasn't expecting much from Baldacci, so the fact he so unequivocally turned me into an obsessed fan over the course of one book quite ama...more
Baldacci has created several series, most notably The Camel Club. After a while Oliver Stone and his strange crew of club members became cartoonish. Apparently he recognized this as well. The Innocent features two new characters who are undoubtedly headed for a series on their own- Will Robie and FBI "super agent" Nicole Vance. Robie is a professional assassin for the good guys at a federal agency known by its initi...more
It was just okay. Baldacci is Baldacci, and both new and old readers will appreciate the novel for what it is. Still, I who am not the sharpest tool in the shed, figured out the culprit well before the cu...more
WILL ROBIE HAD closely observed every one of the passengers on the short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh and confidently deduced that sixteen were returning Scots and fifty-three were tourists. Robie was neither a Scot nor a tourist. The flight took forty-seven minutes to cross first the Irish Sea and then a large swath of Scotland. The cab ride in from the airport took fifteen more minutes of his life. He was not staying at the Balmoral Hote...more
I'm not much one for spoilers, so I will not go into the plot or do much more character description. Just know that, while th...more
Right away Baldacci sucked my tense attention in pretty good as we follow CIA agent Will Robie through a series of thrilling and crafty as...more
"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 o...more
Having established himself as the premiere writer of “conspiracy in high places” thrillers in 1996 with his first novel, Absolute Power which was made into a hit movie starring Clint Eastwood, Baldacci has now written over twenty novels and remains the master of that subgenre. In The Innocent, Baldacci remains at the top of his game. Baldacci’s success lies in an ability to build plots and...more
Sent to a small apartment near the nation's capitol to eliminate what he was told was a woman who was attached in some way to terrorism, everything was going to his plan, until he was just about to pull the trigger...more
Published by Macmillan, 4 May 2012. ISBN: 978-0-230-74925-2
Will Robie is an assassin. He kills to order, and sleeps soundly - when he sleeps that is. Returning to DC following two successful eliminations he awaits his next assignment. His instructions arrive on a memory stick and he has no reason to think that his latest job should be any different, but it doesn’t work out that way, and Robie is suddenly the one being hunted.
Fourteen-year-old Julie Getty has been...more
In this story Will Robie, is a hit man for the US government. His targets typically are terrorists who are planning to harm or threaten the safety and security of others. He is very good at what he does, but...more
Will Robie werkt als huurmoordenaar voor de Amerikaanse overheid. Zijn nieuwe doelwit wordt gezien als een vijand van de Verenigde Staten, hoewel diens schuld nooit kan worden bewezen. Voor Robie is het een eenvoudige klus die geen problemen zou moeten opleveren. Maar bij het verlaten van de plaats van de moord, doet hij iets waarvan hij weet dat het hem in de problemen zal brengen. Hij redt het leven van een meisje… Het meisje blijkt te zijn weggelopen uit een tehuis en Robie brengt haar naar d...more
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David Baldacci has published sixteen novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Win...more