Long Road to Mercy

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

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Disappointed1 star

The new character was interesting but this was a hard one for me to keep up with. No “thrill” factor at all 15

CCR Fan.

Long Road to Mercy2 star

Huge disappointment. I have read all of his prior books. This one goes down the political rabbit hole. In America today you automatically lose half your audience. 25

Raymond 231

Laughable1 star

Best adjective to describe this book is “laughable”. The plot, the characters, and the thinly veiled accusation that our current President would sell out our country makes it more so. Too bad Mr. Baldacci, I have read 99% of your publications; this is the last. 15


Long Road to Mercy5 star

Excellent read! Like this new character. Hopefully, the sequel is coming soon. 55


Not One of His Better Books2 star

I thought this one to be an action adventure book for kids. Literary license aside, the plot was completely implausible. It looks like the author is starting an "Atlee Pine - - fearless FBI agent and world savior super woman" series. I'm a Baldacci fan but I, for certain, won't be buying any more Atlee Pine stories. 25


Long road to mercy1 star

Poorest Baldacci book I’ve read and I read most of his books. Still puzzled about plot and its “resolution”? 15

Baldacci Super Fan

Long Road to Merch1 star

This has got to be the work of an imposter. It was more comedy than mystery. Not the work of one of the nations greatest author. What a disappointment. This book can not end soon enough. 15


Robi series4 star

Where is Will Robi, #6 45


Disappointing1 star

The attacks on our president from every direction are tiring and sickening. I did not expect to see it so blatantly in this book. My last Baldacci book, I’m afraid 15


Another amazing story.5 star

Another excellent book by Mr. Baldacci, I have read everything that he has written and it just keeps getting better. 55

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