Long Road to Mercy Synopsis
The Number One Bestseller. Long Road to Mercy is the heart-pounding first novel in the FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine series by bestselling author David Baldacci. 'Eeny, meeny, miny, moe . . .' It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine's twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, was caught and convicted of other murders, and while there's no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Tor still resides in a high-security prison in Colorado. Assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States, Atlee has never stopped the search for her sister, and, wracked with survivor's guilt, she has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. She will always ask herself, 'Why her, and not me?'. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate a case in the Grand Canyon when a mule is found dead with strange carvings on its body, and its rider missing. She knows about killers and perhaps understands them better than any profiler in the FBI, but it soon becomes clear that she will need to put her skills to the ultimate test in this investigation. It seems that Atlee will now have to confront a new monster. And face the one of her nightmares.
Long Road to Mercy Press Reviews
What a blast-off for Baldacci's most memorable protagonist yet - Atlee Pine is a heroine for our times, a fighter for justice we'd all be glad to have on our side. Long Road to Mercy is a spectacular series debut. I can't wait to see what's next for her -- Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci is a name synonymous with excellence-a consummate storyteller who turns the conventional into unconventional. Long Road to Mercy strikes all the right chords: a perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies - all combined with Baldacci's trademark sizzle -- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci's best yet. He keeps the pages flying and the plot twisting in this ingenious and riveting thriller. Best of all, he introduces a compelling new heroine in FBI Agent Atlee Pine. I can't wait to see what she does next. Baldacci delivers, every time! -- Lisa Scottoline, Number one bestselling author An epic thriller-fast moving, beautifully imagined, and vividly set in the Grand Canyon and its environs. From the opening chapter to the final twist, this novel will absolutely transfix you. A stunning debut to what promises to be a great series. Agent Pine is a character for the ages -- Douglas Preston, Number one New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces readers to FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, Long Road to Mercy, that hopefully is the start of a new series featuring her adventures . . . Baldacci excels as a storyteller when it comes to FBI agents with baggage. He also knows how to craft a complex and compelling case for his stellar heroes to solve. Baldacci is at the top of his game here. The final reveal is both exciting and shocking. Readers will fall in love with Atlee, and hopefully Baldacci will bring her back soon * Daily Mail * Atlee Pine, David Baldacci's first solo female series lead, is introduced in Long Road to Mercy...The best things here are the Hitchcock-like scenes in the Grand Canyon, and the heroine's spunky elderly sidekick, Carol * Sunday Times * A multi-layered protagonist; a plot as deep and twisty as the setting. In Long Road to Mercy, Baldacci is at the top of his game -- Kathy Reichs, Number one New York Times bestselling author FBI Agent Atlee Pine is a heroine I'll never forget. I hope David Baldacci's hard at work on Agent Pine's next adventure, because I can't wait to dive into it -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci is one of the all-time best thriller authors. Long Road to Mercy is all action and attitude, and makes no apologies. Love it! -- Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine. A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more -- Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry Long Road to Mercy is David Baldacci at his best, introducing an engrossing new heroine, FBI Agent Atlee Pine. Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful -- Scott Turow, Number one New York Times bestselling author If you're wondering why David Baldacci is considered the best, look no further than Long Road to Mercy. In FBI Agent Atlee Pine, he has envisioned a new kind of heroine, forged in the fire of trauma and driven by a rare kind of strength. It should come as no shock that a thriller writer for the ages has created a character for the ages! -- Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X