Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 1,726 Ratings

Description

Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.

It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared.

She never saw Mercy again.

Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon.

So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case.

If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it...
"Love it!" --Lisa Gardner"Atlee Pine is unforgettable." --James Patterson
"David Baldacci's best yet." --Lisa Scottoline
"Heart-poundingly suspenseful." --Scott Turow
"A stunning debut." --Douglas Preston
"A perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies." --Steve Berry
"Baldacci is at the top of his game." --Kathy Reichs

Reviews

  • Long Road To Mercy

    1
    By Zanthe Rules
    Ugh. Really? Balduchi has lost it apparently. Awful crazy unbelievable plot like some kind of fairy tale you tell you’re kids at bedtime. Same on you Dav8d.
  • Long Road to Mercy.

    5
    By Djpayerle
    Love the character Attlee Pine and look forward to more of her stories.
  • Long Road To Mercy

    1
    By SLZ Tahoe
    Preposterous!!!. The plot, the characters, the writing etc. Just hard to believe this dud from a good writer who I’ve enjoyed in the past. I didn’t understand the ending, but hope this character doesn’t reappear.
  • Disappointed

    1
    By im_Flyer72
    This was not nearly up to par. I had a hard time following. It seemed to ramble with government conspiracy mixed with geopolitics. I almost did not finish.
  • First started reading Baldacci w Absolute Powe

    1
    By Jim3336
    First book I have been disappointed with. Began with interesting story line but then dropped almost immediately. A new line developed that had potential but went to far off the rails. So many great characters that have been forgotten. Robbie, maxwell, camel club. puller. We are all entitled for a miss hope the next book gets back on track.
  • Mercy

    3
    By Connelly fan
    Agree with other reviewers. I am open to the new character and curious to see her story line continue... but this book was unlike any of his prior books - and I’ve read them all. Disappointing and far from prior quality. Like it was written by someone else altogether.
  • Long Road to Mercy

    3
    By Stratsan
    Good heroine; interesting and moving at first; drifted into “far fetched” toward the end.
  • The poorest Baldacchi book I’ve ever read

    2
    By EvenhandedOne
    The most poorly written Baldacchi book I’ve ever read. Very disappointing. Atlee Pine has potential, but the next story needs a better, more believable plot. Baldacchi resorts too often to clipped prose. He adds filler action that does nothing for the plot and makes you believe he’s getting paid by the word, not for the story. Till now I’ve always enjoyed his books. This was an unfortunate exception.
  • Vv

    5
    By dtest666
    Gg
  • Disappointed

    1
    By Thed.1
    The new character was interesting but this was a hard one for me to keep up with. No “thrill” factor at all