The Innocent by David Baldacci
Baldacci introduces a new character in this book and I hope he sticks around. Will Robie is a government "hit man" who takes on America's bad guys, but his moral code kicks in when his latest assignment involves killing a mother and child. He can't do it, and from that point on he becomes my hero. Will then finds himself at the receiving end of the hunt. His own people are after him and he must use every skill he's ever learned in order to stay alive. A strange encounter on a bus introduces Will to Julie Getty, a 14-year old teenage runaway, whose parents, also involved with the government, were murdered right in front of her eyes and now she is a target as well. Their stories intertwine throughout the book, and Baldacci really brings to light the twists and turns of what goes on behind the scenes in the world of government and the FBI. I liked the relationships between the characters, and the fast paced action keeps you hooked. The ending will take you by surprise. I could see this being made into a movie.