Number one bestseller Long Road to Mercy is the heart-pounding first novel in the FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine series by bestselling author David Baldacci.
FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine has learnt three lessons in life:
Some wounds never heal.
Atlee’s twin sister, Mercy, was abducted from their bedroom over thirty years ago, and Atlee has spent every day since wondering what happened to her.
Time doesn’t lessen your pain.
The prime suspect, notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, is in a high-security prison, but with no confession, Atlee continues to search for her sister, even as Tor taunts her from jail.
But she can always make a difference.
Wracked by survivor’s guilt, Atlee joined the FBI to hunt down killers like Tor. Assigned to the remote wilds of the Western United States, she has spent years honing her skills and building her endurance, always with one eye on the ultimate goal.
Now, Atlee Pine is tasked with an investigation which begins with a missing person in the Grand Canyon. And ends with a discovery much more sinister and far-reaching.
Continue the gripping series with A Minute to Midnight.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this crisply plotted thriller, superstar author David Baldacci introduces us to his newest crimefighter: FBI agent Atlee Pine. Scarred by childhood trauma that drives her to help innocents in need, Atlee’s struggle to overcome her past is as important to the plot as her drive to locate a missing Grand Canyon camper whose disappearance could threaten national security. She’s aided in both pursuits by her assistant, Carol; the emotional depth of their growing closeness adds another intriguing layer to Baldacci’s complex, engrossing story. Actress Brittany Pressley shoulders both women’s roles skilfully, while her co-narrator Kyf Brewer gives supporting characters the proper menace.
Wow, well done David. As always, once I start I find it difficult to stop. The pace and changes in direction that suddenly hit you just make it very hard to take a breath.