Long Road to Mercy

Long Road to Mercy

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Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she's the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau's top criminal profilers, if she didn't prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one--but that suits her just fine. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon--and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2018
ISBN: 9781538761571
1538761572
9781538714706
1538714701
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 24 cm

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lbhenders
Dec 05, 2018

I was looking forward to this new character, but I was very disappointed, the story was very unrealistic. You're not always looking for reality in a fictional book, but you at least want to read something that could possibly be real!

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mjk236sb
Nov 27, 2018

Usually I really enjoy his books, however this was not the best he has written. There were times where the descriptions were way too much - i.e. as the workout that she was doing and the the journey out of the Grand Canyon was confusing. The story should have stuck with her search for her sister and more information on her possible killer. Instead we are lead into this "winding" and somewhat hard to follow story about the canyon and what is hidden there. Was disappointed in this book. This character and her assistant could be a great combination if the story was more plausible and not lost in the time consuming details that were found in this story. Better luck next time.

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alisaf92
Nov 27, 2018

I was expecting a mystery. Agent Prine wants to find out what happened to her sister. Instead the whole book is a conspiracy theory that is about as logical as a badly-written 1980s spy show. I was very disappointed.

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Martinsh3
Nov 26, 2018

Disappointed. Plot became too political for me. I didn't understand it. David Baldacci is one of my favourite authors so didn't expect disappointment.

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mcduffkc
Nov 18, 2018

There comes a time when one of your favourite authors stumbles because they have written so much and laboured so hard to meet the grueling annual publication timetable. This time the stumble is more like a fatal fall for me. Basically, while I really admire Baldacci's work and have given it so many stars over the years, IMHO this time he has lost the plot with a terrible plot (excuse the unintended pun).

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singidunum_25
Nov 16, 2018

First female protagonist for this author/ lawyer....Might me another movie adaptation, too. Let's sink our teeth into it!:-)

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