Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult.
She is a FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona. Small towns, impossibly long distances in-between, isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen.
Working with the locals who respect, and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth. Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with what she is and what she might one day aspire to be. But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares.
PRAISE FOR LONG ROAD TO MERCY
"A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine. A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more." Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series introduces us to a new kind of crime-fighting, renegade heroine. FBI agent Pine is an itinerant loner, a childhood trauma survivor and a former weight-lifting champion. Her beat is the Grand Canyon region, where she discovers that a murdered mule and a missing man are clues to a global conspiracy. Baldacci’s full-throttle political thriller—in which Russians have interfered in U.S. elections—puts democracy’s future into Atlee’s hands. Satisfying and successful, Long Road to Mercy makes us excited to keep reading the series.