The Guilty (Will Robie series)

By David Baldacci

Will Robie is the government's undefined, disciplined, and deadly murderer. He infiltrates the main adversarial international locations on the earth, defeats our enemies' complex security features, and gets rid of threats prior to they ever succeed in our seashores.
But now, his talents have left him. despatched in another country on a severe task, he fails, not able to drag the set off. Absent his abilities, Robie is a guy with no project, and with no purpose.
To get better what he has misplaced, Robie needs to confront what he has attempted to put out of your mind for over two decades: his personal past.
Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast homeland of Cantrell, Mississippi, after highschool, severing all own ties, and not seemed again. now not as soon as. no longer until eventually the incredible happens. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Father and son have not spoken or noticeable one another because the day Robie left city. In that point, Dan Robie--a neighborhood lawyer and pillar of the community--has been elected city pass judgement on. regardless of this, such a lot of Cantrell is aligned opposed to Dan. His guilt is assumed.
To make concerns worse, Dan has refused to do something to protect himself. whilst Robie attempts to aid, his father responds simply with anger and defiance. may well Dan relatively be accountable?
With the both ambitious Jessica Reel at his aspect, Robie ignores his father's needs and starts off his personal determined research into the case. yet Robie is now a stranger to his fatherland, an intruder, a guy who has forsaken his earlier and his relations. His makes an attempt to avoid wasting his father are met with mistrust and skepticism . . . and violence.
Unlike the missions Robie undertook within the provider of his kingdom, the place his goal was once truly outlined, digging into his father's case merely finds extra questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, the place he needs to face the unforeseen and doubtless lethal effects of the long-ago offerings made by means of father and son. And this time, there is no get away for both of them.

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Had a grin on his face. ” “I’m sorry, Priscilla. None of that are supposed to have occurred. ” Priscilla entire her tea and stated, “Water below the bridge. Can’t do nothin’ ’bout it now ’cept pray to God the following lifestyles is better’n this one. in order that they say your daddy performed killed Sherman Clancy, yet I don’t think that for one little minute. ” “How used to be Clancy killed? ” Priscilla pointed to her neck. “Slit from ear to ear. Newspaper say it used to be a knife just like the army use. ” “And my dad used to be within the Marines. ” “Well, plenty of parents down right here served within the army. and plenty of fogeys obtained them knives like that. ” “Where used to be he chanced on? ” “In his vehicle, down through the Pearl. He received himself one’a them Bentley vehicles. just one hereabouts, i will be able to inform you that. ’Bout a part mile from his residence. Lonely previous swamp street. Hell, what different kind’a swamp highway is there? ” “TOD? ” “What? ” she acknowledged having a look stressed. “Time of death,” acknowledged Robie quick, whereas Priscilla persevered to stare at him suspiciously. “’Bout one within the mornin’, paper acknowledged. ” “No different suspects? What approximately his kinfolk? plenty of time kinfolk kill one another. ” “Well, he ain’t received no relatives in Cantrell ’cept for Pete. His teenagers from his first marriage are all grown and moved off. ” “First marriage? ” She nodded. “He divorced his first spouse, married one other girl, and so they had Pete. Then Clancy divorced her too, yet Pete nonetheless lived together with his daddy. ” “And the ‘junkyard canines’ he did enterprise with within the casinos? may they've got killed Clancy? ” She pointed a stubby finger at him. “‘Now that’s ’xactly what I performed acknowledged. What ’bout them? yet i suppose the police checked that out. and perhaps they obtained themselves alibis. yet they could’a employed someone to do it. probably Clancy and them had a fallin’-out, or he used to be stuck together with his hand within the cookie jar. Or they was once doing somethin’ criminal-like, and he figured out. will be anythin’. ” “But they arrested my father? ” “Yes they did. strong quickly, too. ” “Why? He’s the pass judgement on. at the police officers’ part. ” “Well, I pay attention me a few tales that pass judgement on Robie made it difficult at the police to get convictions. specifically if people’s colour are concerned. ” “You suggest he was once balancing the scales of justice? ” stated Robie. She fingered her tea glass. “I could say that. Others now not quite a bit. ” “Sounded just like the case opposed to Clancy for killing Janet Chisum used to be beautiful robust. I heard he walked simply because he has neighbors and cash. ” “Shoot, i will let you know ’xactly why he walked. ” “Why? ” Her expression replaced. “Why you care ’bout all this? ” “My father’s been arrested for homicide. ” “So? You been long past all this time. And now you appear suddenly? ” She shook her head and checked out him disapprovingly. “Can’t say I appreciate you for that. ” “I had my purposes. ” “Not solid ’nuff, Will Robie. ” She rose. “Now I bought me paintings to do. Lotta condominium to maintain fresh. ” She pointed towards front door. “I ’spect you will find your manner out. after which why don’t you return the place you performed come from and overlook all approximately your daddy? Shouldn’t be too not easy. You performed forgot ’bout him most’a your lifestyles, means I see it.

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