admin | Apr 18, 2012
David Baldacci’s The Innocent pairs a government sponsored assassin with a fourteen year old girl, seeking the villains who killed her parents. Baldacci explains how, in Will Robie, he creates a sympathetic character that readers will root for, when initially the man appears to be a cold blooded killer without a conscience. David projects Robie as one of his continuing characters for subsequent novels, a tough task indeed without humanizing this terminator-like entity. Featuring one of his more complex plot lines, The Innocent will keep you guessing until the final chapters. Also in our conversation, Baldacci addresses the current Secret Service scandal, given that his research and personal relationships have provided him with a unique insight into how that agency functions.
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