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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Will Robie Series Release Date:
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America has enemies—ruthless people that the police, the FBI, and even the military can’t stop. That’s when the US government calls on Will Robie, a stone-cold hit man who never questions orders and always nails his target.

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 eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, DC. 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 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’s 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 the girl’s life—and perhaps his own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “David Baldacci is still at the top of his game...He is a meticulous writer who blasts his plot into a million pieces yet is able to pull it back together before the final page is turned. [He] continutes to impress.”

    Huffington Post

  • “[A] spectacular entry into the hardcore action-adventure world...a tour de force of storytelling power and grace. Baldacci at his best, which is as good as it gets.”

    Providence Sunday Journal

  • “This is another great novel by a brilliant writer. Baldacci catches you from the very first page and grabs your attention until the last word. Read it.”

    Lincoln Journal Star

  • “Another action tale of espionage and betrayal from a master storyteller. Baldacci brings his unusual, distinctive skill in character development to portray people who seem very real, with a degree of unpredictability that advances this very clever plot.”

    Free Lance–Star (Virginia)

  • “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.”

    Suspense Magazine

  • The Innocent is Baldacci at his absolute best...Baldacci provides the reader a non-stop pulse pounding ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning.”

    Examiner.com

  • “Baldacci is so popular that he’s now pushing out three books a year, and this latest will be in demand.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Angela | 2/11/2014

    " As always a fast paced thriller from Baldacci. Enjoyed the story- his usual government-spy-conspiracy- theme. Has great twists and keeps you guessing. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a fast paced easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Betty | 2/5/2014

    " It was intriguing and a good read May read it a second time to really clarify the plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Maureen Alley | 2/2/2014

    " Great book. I love these CIA mystery novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Judee | 1/29/2014

    " This is an action packed thriller. Baldacci has created a new character in Will robie, a professional assassin. Guns blaze, deceptions abound, it is hard to put the book down. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrators

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

Orlagh Cassidy is an udiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.