The Innocent by David Baldacci

Published December 20, 2019

The Innocent by David Baldacci

Book info

  • Title The Innocent
  • Author David Baldacci
  • Year 2012
  • Genres Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Master assassin Will Robie is the man the US government call to eliminate their most ruthless enemies at home or abroad. He never questions his orders, and he never misses his mark. But now he’s facing the most difficult operation of his career. Dispatched to kill a US government employee, he does the unthinkable when things don’t add up – he refuses to pull the trigger. In doing so, Robie finds himself becoming the target. On the run from his own government and with everything on the line, does he need to change sides to save lives – including his own?


I’ve read one Baldacci book before, and my dad recommended I invest in some more as he’s quite taken with the thriller writer. I picked up this one in an Apple Books sale and was soon caught up in the intrigue of it all.

It’s an interesting style, because Robie is an assassin and the book has that arms-length detachment that comes with that kind of job. There are twists and turns, and seemingly two un-connected but obvious in the end quite interlinking events to sort out, and Robie ends up pulling in all sorts of favours to work it all out.

I sort of guessed that the random woman would be involved but couldn’t have predicted how that all worked out, so it kept me gripped as a page turner, and now I want to read more of the series.

Rating: 4 / 5

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