The Innocent by David Baldacci

The InnocentWhen I returned ‘Obsession’ by Jonathan Kellerman to the library I spotted a long row of books by David Baldacci, another American author of thrillers. I must admit that I hesitated, not wanting to repeat the disappointing experience, but I found a seat, read the first couple of chapters, and decided to go for it.

It was the right decision. Although the paperback is nearly 600 pages, the pace never lets up. The reader is carried at frantic speed from one incident to the next as two storylines merge amid violent chaos.  The FBI, CIA and Secret Service are all involved together with a top secret department of professional assassins, but a combination of moral outrage and huge cash bribes means that there are traitors within every organisation and no one can be trusted.

I really enjoyed it. At no stage did I struggle to understand the American English – after Kellerman that was a welcome relief.

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