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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series introduces us to a new kind of crime-fighting heroine who’s part Dana Scully, part Olivia Benson, and all renegade. 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 impatient for the second book in the series.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Good new character and story
Great to have a strong female and current day events
Long Road to Mercy
I’ve read and enjoyed all of David ‘s books. This book was almost unreadable. I skipped through large parts of it. And then
once again we have liberal politics injected into what should be an enjoyable read.
Russian collusion delusion?
Last book of his I’ll read.
Who Wrote This?
Easily the most poorly written Baldacci novel ever!
I have been a fan forever and can’t say loudly enough that this is a terrible book. Did David have a stroke? Did he phone it in? Did he hire a ghost writer? He didn’t even get the climate right.
Save your cash and get the aptly named Redemption instead.