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
An outlandish plot line doesn’t completely ruin the book. FBI agent Atlee Pine is a strong and resourceful character who saves the book. Her sidekick Carol talks too much but overall, I’d recommend this book.
Worst Badachi Book
There wasn’t anything I liked about this book. It was too far fetched and his new character, Atlee Pine, was made to be a cross between Rambo and Mitch Rapp. It doesn’t work. The plot was unbelievable and bordered on stupid nonsense. I have read every Baldacci book and this is the first one that I feel is not worth reading.
So tediously written
Like a small child trying to hold your attention by relaying a mountain of irrelevant detail. Had to pitch it at chapter 23 for a more adult book.