The Innocent

The Innocent by David Baldacci Book Summary

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.

The Innocent by David Baldacci Book Reviews

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- The innocent5 star

Excellent!!

- Couldn’t stop reading4 star

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 Innocent5 star

Best Baldacci novel yet!

- The Innocent3 star

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.

- The Innocent5 star

Grabbed me from chapter one and took me late into the night and one though the next day until I finished it. I just had to know what was going to happen next. The author has continued to write in a captivating style; one that keeps me wanting more. I have read many of his books and will continue to do so.

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- The innocent5 star

Great story line , writing style, and creative implementation of a combination of fact and fiction. I don't want to put your books down when I read them. Thanks for providing such intrigue and entertainment in such an easily accessible manner. Sandy

- More Twist and Turns!5 star

True to his writing, another “can’t put it down” book! I had stopped reading a few years back and seriously wanted to bring that back into my life. This guy was in my top 5 favs for intriguing excitement! It was no mistake, I’m back! Can’t wait to read the next one in this series. And I love that he does such a great job of building the character to such a level, you feel like you know him personally!

- The Innocent4 star

Believable characters and events...twists and turns that kept me guessing ! Very good contrast between the 3 female leads; and, I’m ready for more Robie!

- Safety5 star

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- Unrealistic3 star

Love his books, but really a 14 year old..

- "The Innocent"5 star

This is one of the best books I have ever read! I Love Will Robie!!! I will be reading more of this series!

- Innocent4 star

Good read, enjoyed

- Simply great5 star

I loved it! David is one of my all time favs. Good work on this one

- Very entertaining!5 star

After reading The Last Mile, I searched for another book by David Baldacci...so for me he is definitely 2 for 2!

- Non-Stop5 star

This is the best action, suspense, mystery type book I've read in I don't know when. I'm not well-educated on the ins and outs of being a government hit man, governments or government agencies, but it was all very believable to me. Also, it has so many layers and twists. Some authors would have made the story much simpler. When I began to think the plot was winding down, a whole new piece would enter. Can't wait to find out what happens to Robie next.

- Worth a read...4 star

Second or third Baldacci book I've read, first in this series...I'm a big Connelly/Silva fan, so I love this genre...overall, a worthwhile read, kept my interest and a good buildup to what was a fairly predictable end...the one thing that really bothered me was, without spoiling anything, I am not sure what 14 year olds Baldacci has spent time with, but as a middle school teacher, I can promise you that no 14 year old speaks in the dialogue this one did, even the smartest, most precocious ones! Other than that mild annoyance, I would recommend it, and I'm starting the second one in the series soon.

- Slow start, great book...5 star

Even though I felt like it started slow, it easily captivated enough to keep me reading through those nine chapters. I was happy to see they tied in more later in the book. I think he's my new favorite author, so the slow start obviously wast too bad! Going to buy the next book today!

- The Innocent5 star

This book was absolutely amazing. The beginning was very slow and the tension slowly started to build up. I will definitely get the next book in the Will Robie series. I highly recommend this book for everyone.

- Wow5 star

Great read!! Just found this author. Fraid its gonna cost me. A bunch. This reader is not sorry one bit!! Keep em comin sir!

- The Innocent5 star

Awesome read, very suspenseful. Kept your attention throughout. It was very pleasureable not to have to read cuss words in every paragraph, really appreciate that.

- The innocents5 star

One of the best I've read for awhile!

- Another book by a man who thinks women are used to further the storyline of men1 star

I get tired of the whole pointless love interest that does nothing to further the plot and has a sex scene/romance in it for no reason. This book has quite a few main characters who are underdeveloped and poorly written. I enjoyed the plot for the first half of the book, but lost interest by the end.

- Kept me engrossed the whole time5 star

I loved this book and could not put it down. The twists and turns in the storyline are great. Loved the characters. Will Robie is a decent guy and I really felt bad for the way he has chosen to live his life on one side but on the other he makes a difference every day he shows up for work. Love Julie’s character and her spunk reminds me of a friend of mine (also named Julie) and even super agent Vance. Yes, there are some things unlikely in the book but for me the pieces fit together and worked. I was completely engrossed in the book and that ultimately that’s what makes me give a book 5 stars.

- Please read it5 star

One of the fastest moving, great story books I have ever read. I wanted it to end so I could understand all the plot twists but I didn't want it to end because it was so interesting. This is a really great book.

- Boo - only a great beginning2 star

The rest of the book was an embarrassment. The storyline was stupid. A great assassin outsmarted by a 14 year old girl (over-and-over). Come on!

- Thrilling!5 star

What an unbelievable read! Every chapter is truly captivating. This is a must read for thrill seekers!

- The innocent keeps your attention4 star

Twists and turns that you won't figure out until it is revealed.

- Captures your attention!5 star

This page turner is so fluid, it's impossible to put down! Read this, and you will already be looking for Baldacci's next book!

- Always has action5 star

I'm very picky about the books I choose to read and this book made my top list. With an Assassin and the story taking place in a big city is just flawless. I am looking forward to reading more of the authors books.

- The Innocent5 star

What a page turner! Could not put this book down. Just picked up the second book in the series and can't wait to be submerged in Will Robie's world once again.

- Good book4 star

Baldacci does it again. Great book

- The innocent5 star

Type of book you just can't put down. You bond with the characters and put yourself right there with them. Can't wait for Will Robbie's next adventure.

- Superb5 star

The characters were as complex as the storyline. Yet "Innocent" was an easy read. I was hooked from page one. I didn't think I would like a character more than Oliver Stone, but Baldacci has outdone himself. I actually just reread this novel in preparation for "the Hit." I almost never read a book more than once. "Outstanding and thought provoking"

- Good read5 star

Enjoyed reading it

- Good read5 star

First by this author. Will read more. Liked the character "Will Robbie" and look forward to read his next one...

- Great book5 star

Loved this book, very fun read. Not greatest ever but kept me engaged

- Great book5 star

One of his best, great twists and turns. Original story idea makes it even better

- The Innocent5 star

Loved this! Never read anything of David Baldacci's before but couldn't put this down. Started out slow for the first 20 minutes and then just kept getting better. Did not want to put the book down, I will be reading more of his books...great read!

- Loved it5 star

So happy to have a new exciting character like Will Robie. Looking forward to the next one due out 4/23!

- Best book ever5 star

This book has action and lots of weapons I know and my teacher said its a great book and for AR (accelerated readers) it's a 4.3 book level with 17.0 points

- Great Read5 star

Couldn't put it down. What a great read.

- Great read5 star

Can't wait for the sequel

- Great book!5 star

I could not put this book down. The characters and the story as a whole are amazing. Looking forward to possibly encountering Will Robie again.

- The Innocent5 star

Great read, great character in Will Robie. Hope to see more of this character in future books. Worth your time.

- The innocent5 star

Great book. Couldn't put it down.

- Best read in a long time5 star

Been missing the Ludlum of old....Balducci just renewed my enthusiasm !!

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vthareja - Disappointed2 star

Very disappointing. Boring and predicable story. Very long and drawn out.

Booberdog - Outstanding Read5 star

Congrats to one of my favorite authors. I can't imagine how any one can continually come up with such addictive reading on the same general theme, that of the world of law. Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Bravo Mr. Grisham, now take some time off, I need to get some sleep!

Maverick7324 - It was great!5 star

It was a great read!

Corky999999999 - Disappointing2 star

Long winded story that is very predictable and boring. Strike out on this one for baldacci.

jogay - The Innocent5 star

Baldacci does it again……couldn't put the book down!!!

Plouffe002 - The innocent1 star

I was very disappointed with this book. I found it quite boring. I have read a lot of books by this author but this one just didn't do it for me....

MI52 - The Innocent5 star

Excellent read. Could not put it down. Every chapter ended with anticipation for the next one.

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WollyD - Good read5 star

Loved this book worth the time and effort to read it. Would definitely recommend

BlackBoyBraron - MUST READ5 star

One of the best book ever.

Synergy789 - Warning!5 star

You will not be able to put this book down! Once you start, nothing else will get down. So plan accordingly.

Longhorn5555 - Decent4 star

Worth the time and money...

AK92788 - The Innocent5 star

Though all Baldacci's books are compelling, this one reaches another level. One of the best books I've read in a long, long time.

Ellebeebee - The Innocent1 star

Convoluted, awkward, forced plot and shallow character development. Coincidences and improbabilities torque the narrative, which is not the best course for an action novel. If I wanted that, I'd read science fiction. By far not the author's best work.

CajunNewsGirl - The Innocent5 star

This book was awesome!!! David Baldacchi is an incredible spy thriller writer.. The best I have ever read.. Lots of research done and not a lot of fill in with over-descriptions, like so many other writers....You can't put it down!!!

Dwitc - The Innocent5 star

Hope the characters continue, really enjoyed.

fun gal3 - The Innocent1 star

I didn't,t expect this! Thought it would be about Attorneys but it is not. It is a great thriller. Great book!

Dino Brava - Good, not great.4 star

This was my first Baldacci book and I enjoyed it but I never got really excited reading it. Nice pacing and interesting characters yet I never really cared all that much who lived or died......including the main characters. The book must have been pretty good because I just finished it and it is now 1:43 A.M. Ugh! I have to get up at 6:10 A.M. or work. Sweet dreams!

Allyairey - Great read!5 star

Loved this book!

Dean Woodcock - Great Read5 star

Looking forward to the next one with this new character!

Concerned and Affected - Great Read5 star

A great book. A riveting story.

Gary Hughes - Great Read5 star

I enjoyed this thoroughly!!!

Dtufts - Garbage1 star

Cheesy fluff.

Pamperedsherry - Amazed....1 star

At all the positive reviews! When I got to the end, I considered it a waste of my time!

Mac_G5 - Incredible book5 star

I have heard of Baldacci but hadn't read any of his books. With a week-long holiday looming, I decided to get The Innocent and see if I liked it. It was fantastic. One of the few real "can't-put-it-down" type of books where you are drawn in from the very first page and stay hooked until the very last page. And talk about taking a totally unexpected turn at the end! Great book, great characters and a super fun read.

CatcherMBlock - Awesome Book5 star

This a pure thrill page turner! Bravo!

dfar59 - Don't get it...2 star

Amazed at all the positive reviews....very predictable and unsatisfying read....just NOT an exciting story....

1985Cujo - The Innocent4 star

This book was a great suspenseful ride from beginning to end. What was truly satisfying about the book was that the author gave closure to all events and especially all the characters by the end of the book. Well done!

Lewbee - The Innocent5 star

Great..MJBB 8/12

Ktope - The Innocent4 star

Started a little slow..... but Baldacci delivers again, with a plot that builds to an exciting climax.

Jonnyquest0822 - Enjoyed it a lot4 star

It was non predictable and had twists and turns and non stop action bravo

Mom-Mimi - The Innocent5 star

As usual, Beldacci does it again. An excellent book that I wish hadn't ended so fast. Could not put it down and I sincerely hope that Agent Will Robie is a continuing character in many more books. Thanks for a great ride!

JAMS643 - WOW!!" A Superb story!!! David Baldacci is definitely #1!5 star

I couldn't put this story down, (but ALL David's book are this way) it grabbed you from the get-go and kept you on the edge of your chair all the way through to the end. I especially love the fact that David Baldacci can write a fabulous captivating story and not use vulgar language!! I appreciate that and I always recommend HIS books to co-workers, friends and family without apologizing or warning about rated R for Vulgarity. I hope there will be more of "Will Robie & Nicole Vance-FBI.

janky - Invigorating5 star

Fantastic read from beginning to end. I couldn't put the book down! This is the formula for a true government thriller.

Robie one - Great book5 star

Excellent quick read

HaloDoc - The Innocent5 star

I could not put this book down from the moment I picked it up. The plot is spun so well I never figured it out until the main character actually spelled it out for me. Great book!

Txnorman - Top 105 star

I'm an avid Vince Flynn, baldacci, lee child's,reader. This was seriously one of the best I've read. I really hope he stays with Robie character. Truly great.

Conc16 - Impossible to put down....5 star

Awesome characters and story lines. Hope Robie is back in his next book.

gordon24 - Great Book5 star

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were interesting and the story line moved along well. I hope Mr. Baldacci writes more books with character and even tries to develope the Julie character into her own series of books.

krat0s - Fantastic read5 star

Hard to put down. Haven't read a book this good since a very long time.

pdx reviewer - My favorite Baldacci novel!5 star

Zero Day was kind of tedious and left me wondering if Baldacci was coasting. But wow The Innocent is hot. A fantastic thriller. Could barely put it down. Highly recommended. Hopefully Robie will be back!

Kevin Murphy - Fantastic5 star

Awesome read!! You won't be disappointed.

macmmb - Great Characters and plot twists!5 star

Great Characters and plot twists! First book I've read from this author and I loved it. Could not put it down. Looking to reading more of his work.

MEPoe - The Innocent5 star

Excellent story! Drew me in early and did not let go.

CMill007 - Terrible1 star

Below par for this genre

Hojolaw - Great Book5 star

Captivating story and well developed storyline. A real page turner.

Mhbkebklb - Great Read, engrossing5 star

Impossible to put down after 2 chapters. I enjoyed the character development & the birth of a new series of intriguing political thrillers. Thank you, David Baldacci, I was looking exactly for this kind of read this weekend on the beach!

EmergmedMD - Outstanding book, didn't want it to end5 star

I know I'm really into a book when I don't want it to end. A lot of action, never a dull moment.

Grant712 - AMAZING!!!5 star

This book had to be one of the best if not the best books I have read... The development of the story and characters was great, there wasn't a dry spot in this book... It had everything you could ask for in a good book... I couldn't even put it down... When I finished the book I was actually upset that it was over... MUST READ!!!

SoulesShared - Excellent!5 star

True to Baldacci style, "The Innocent" was masterful at roping you in and keeping you interested with twists and turns. Great character development in the main character, Robie, and his sidekick, Julie. Who would ever guess you could feel for an assassin. Two thumbs up!

ULuze - The introduction of a new character series from Baldacci.5 star

Simply stated. GREAT START!!!!

kevin7503 - Amazing5 star

Could not put it down!

country_fan223 - The Innocent5 star

An "edge of your seat" mystery". What a great read!!!

charris4u85 - Great book5 star

This was an awesome book, the best I've read in a long time. I would love to see this book created into a movie.

Joek54 - Great!5 star

Couldn't put it down. Hope to see a lot more books with the Robie character!

Slukee - Great Read5 star

Great story. Kept my attention and had no dull parts. Not a lot of vulgar words or sexual innuendos. Definitely worth the time and money. I will read it again.

jocasc133 - Good reading, poor download4 star

The book is great, couldnt stop reading, nice twist, story and characters. However I had lots of problems with this ebook, it didnt downloaded completely, I always had a message on next chapters saying that so I had to go to the store and then go back to the book. Also when I increased the font size it cut out lots of pages, they were gone! I had to decrease font size to have all contents. Buy the real book, not this crappy ebook.

Steve'sMusic - The innocent4 star

Story held my interest. A lot of plots and sub plots. Good reading.

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About David Baldacci Wiki

David Baldacci (born August 5, 1960) is a bestselling American novelist. An attorney by education, Baldacci writes mainly suspense novels and legal thrillers. Biography Early life and education David Baldacci was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Henrico High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C. He is of Italian descent from Barga, in Tuscany. Career Baldacci began writing stories as a child, when his mother gave him a notebook in which to record them. He wrote for more than two decades, ...

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