5 out of 5 stars
This is only my second book by David Baldacci, but I may have to put him on my to read author list. I loved it. I found the first few chapters slow because I wasn't sure why I was getting so much detail about things that didn't seem important. But David Baldacci crafts an intricate story. He builds layers and depth. The characters are believable and moving. The pace keeps building till at one point I had to get up and walk around because I had all this energy from the book!
I would recommend The Innocent to fans of thrillers and political intrigue.