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The Innocent by David Baldacci
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Mar 22, 12

Read from March 15 to 22, 2012

Will Robie is an assassin working under the auspices of the U.S. Government to rid the world of America’s enemies. He’s always called in to take care of those who cannot be eliminated through the FBI, military, or police. A very cool customer who knows that his life isn’t worth a nickel most days, Will lives in the shadows until his next assignment is received.

Soon one comes along that keeps Will very close to his home base of Washington, D.C.. This is one of those very odd assignments that seems to ‘smell bad’ from the very beginning, and when Will finally comes face-to-face with his target he ends up doing the absolute worst thing a paid assassin can do - he refuses to take out the victim and decides not to complete his mission.

After making this amazing choice, Will finds himself at the receiving end of the hunt. His own people are after him and he must employ every skill he’s ever learned in order to stay alive and figure out just what happened to make him be the one on the run. After aborting the mission, a young runaway who has escaped from her foster home crosses paths with the failed assassin, and she’s in deep trouble. Her parents were killed in her presence and her own life is now in danger. Again, running against type, Will rescues her from a bus crash that turns out to be an attempt on both their lives, and they set out to try and solve the mystery of who the actual target is, and who is behind it all.

As time moves on, Will finds that he can’t walk away from this girl and begins to believe that she’s dead center in the middle of a huge cover-up that began back in the first Gulf War. The duo find themselves imbedded in a plot that reaches all the way up to the Oval Office, and Will has to come out of the shadows to accept help from friends who are working to exonerate him.

This book is a definite one-day, ‘edge-of-your-chair’ read, with an ending that is a complete surprise. One of the best Baldacci’s since Absolute Power, this is one that will have all suspense readers enthralled.
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Nancy Steinle gummel This is a very good book.


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