DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
"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."--The Free-Lance Star
"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...Five Stars."--Examiner.com
"[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
"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."--The Huffington Post
"The spine-chilling action begins on the first page and doesn't let up until the last...The Innocent is not just a scary read; this is heart-stopping stuff!"--BookReporter.com
"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 (NE)
Narrators Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy team up to bring Baldacci's latest thriller to life in this enjoyable audio edition. Forty-year-old Will Robie is a top government assassin who for years has carried out his hits with a cool, do-the-job-don't-think precision. But that all changes when Robie refuses to kill an assigned target. It's a decision that puts him on the run and his life in danger. Meanwhile, Julie Getty, a 14-year-old girl who witnessed the murder of her parents, is also running for her life. These wildly different individuals must come together and determine who is out to kill them and why. Of the two readers, McLarty does most of the heavy lifting, providing narration and voicing all the male characters. His slightly gruff, world-weary delivery perfectly suits both Robie and the tone of the novel. Cassidy performs all female dialogue: her reading is clear, and she ably differentiates multiple characters with subtle but effective characterizations. A Grand Central hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Baldacci's 24th novel introduces agent Will Robie into his best-selling world of crime and suspense. Will, a U.S. government assassin, finds himself fleeing from his own agency after a seemingly routine mission goes bad. While on the run, he forms an unlikely alliance with a 14-year-old girl whose parents have been brutally murdered. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill them and attempt to put together the pieces of this nasty entanglement. VERDICT The action is fast and nonstop, and the narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy is crisp and realistic, switching between characters with ease and keeping perfect pace with the ever-quickening plot. Along with Baldacci's readers, this will be of interest to Michael Connelly and John Grisham fans. [The Grand Central hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Erin Cataldi, MLS, Franklin, IN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.