Tell Me a Story - book review
Author - David Baldacci
Title - The Innocent
Stars - 4
Robie is sent to take out a target. However, something doesn't seem right, and he does the inconceivable, he refuses to kill, and becomes a target himself.
He crosses paths with a fourteen-year-old absconder from a foster home, but she is no usual runaway. Her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against his professional judgement, Robie finds he can't walk away. The more he learns about her, the more he becomes convinced she is in the middle of a cover-up, that rises to inconceivable levels of power.
The style of The Innocent is terse and effective, which adds to its scorching pace.
This is a double highpoint thriller. The Innocent appears to move toward a particular setting, but when that occurs, there are loads of pages left. The exposing of a central villain comes as no surprise. The subsequent and concluding highpoint is very satisfying.