Long Road to Mercy

Long Road to Mercy

Large Print - 2018
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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
Publisher: New York, NY :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2018
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
ISBN: 9781538714706
1538714701
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 610 pages (large print) ; 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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