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
Long Road to Mercy book summary coming soon..
I have very much enjoy reading all Baldacci’s previous novels. This one was not much more than a pander to the breathless “Russia, Russia, Russia” narrative from CNN and Wapo, et al. Keep your politics out of your stories, or at least don’t make them so obvious. Oh, and those of us who aren’t leftists have known that “Russia is not our friend” for a very long time. It’s “your side” that just learned this fact. 15
David does not disappoint...surprised I liked it soo much 45
David Baldacci again has witten a fast paced, action packed, thriller. His attention to detail and ability to draw all the facts together leading up to an unusual climax is unmatched. The only drawback in this novel is that it would stretch credulity to believe that a FBI agent and her administrative FBI assistant could accomplish everything they did together. And, the international intrigue and plot does seem a little farfetched. However, in these times in the Capitol, maybe this could well happen! Enjoy! 55
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. 15
Love the character Attlee Pine and look forward to more of her stories. 55
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. 15
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. 15
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. 15
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. 35
Good heroine; interesting and moving at first; drifted into “far fetched” toward the end. 35