Long Road to Mercy
By David Baldacci
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
Wasn’t Impressed.3By Bear3308For such a prolific and highly successful novelist, I was sorely disappointed in Baldacci. I’ve read literally hundreds of novels, many of them suspense and thrillers. In Long Road to Mercy, I was neither in much suspense or thrilled. It wasn’t bad; just nothing great. The main character, Atlee Pine, struck no cords in me. She was sketchily drawn, with nothing about her able to elicit any appreciation or admiration. It was almost like reading a long, drawn out FBI case file summary that barely holds your attention. For one of a relatively few times in my life, I could put it down and was not particularly filled with anticipation at the prospect of picking it up again. Had I stopped at any point and never finished it, it would not have bothered me. Like turning off a television show in a series that has grown repetitious and dull, following hackneyed plot devices I’ve seen a thousand times before. Ho-hum.
Long road4By Am book readerAn 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.
Long road to Mercy1By Not a mindreaderDavid Baldacci Should stick with his crime novels and stay out of international espionage
Long Road to Mercy1By KleegrygierI’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?1By BaronessTeddyEasily 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.
Good new character and story4By drhhchGreat to have a strong female and current day events
Long road to mercy.1By jlstoufferSave your time and money! I have read virtually all of Baldacci’s books . Even got my husband to read and got addicted to Will Robbie and John puller. Won’t recommend this book (road to mercy) to anyone .Sorry Mr. B but this book was an epic fail. You, Patterson and Grisham always go on vacation with me. Please write another Will Robbie SOON.
Wow....1By Matt1859This has to be one of the worst books I have ever read. The story,characters,plot and outline are all weak and unbelievable.
Long Road to Mercy3By peishih0921I am quite a fan of Baldacci and was eager to read this book once it was available but was disappointed. Disjointed and lacking in development and suspense.
Virtue signal much?1By UzzielI have very much enjoy reading all Baldacci’s previous novels. This one was not much more than a pander to the breathless “Russia, Russia, Russia” narrative from CNN and Wapo, et al. Keep your politics out of your stories, or at least don’t make them so obvious. Oh, and those of us who aren’t leftists have known that “Russia is not our friend” for a very long time. It’s “your side” that just learned this fact.