The Guilty - David Baldacci

The Guilty

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,098 Ratings



Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores.

But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose.
To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past.

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Will's attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism . . . and violence.

Unlike the missions he undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Will is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.


  • Waste of money

    By SS in VA
    This book is a disaster. The plot is so convoluted as to be unbelievable. Poor characters. Just a complete disaster of a book. Baldacci is capable of good stories. This is not one.
  • Verbose

    By Jjjytugfews
    Took too long to get there.
  • The guilty

    By Johntdoc
    can't go to sleep without finishing this one. Never expected the outcome. It's a non stop read. Loved it. I felt the Mississippi heat the entire time. Where's my ice cold sweet tea?
  • Guilty

    By Trub13
    Came late to these Robbie novels but love them easy read and very entertaining
  • Guilty

    By 1crabster
    Plz don't ever buy another book by baldacci. Starts out ok, then gets worse and worse. Disappointed
  • Great read!

    By Shanvt
    This book does not disappoint at all! It keeps you interested from the beginning to end which was a bit of a surprise twist for me! I loved all the other books in this series too!
  • Another great read

    By Megaflyaa
    DB has done it again, great plot full of twists and unforeseen consequences.
  • A good read if a little predictable

    By Matt1859
    a pleasant read that trots along with predictable turns. But like so many books then rushes to the finish in the last few chapters
  • Slow

    By Ddsssaop
    A little slow and ponderous at times but overall a pretty good read.
  • Excellent entertainment

    By bcampbell
    I've read all of Baldacci's novels, and this is one of the most gripping reads. Had only the slightest idea of who the murderer might be, and that's only because I have read thousands of novels, at least 1k in the genres of murder/spy/intrigue/mystery/psychological/thriller,.... I particulary enjoyed learning Will Robie's back story, finally! What a series of twists in the plot!