Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 863 Ratings


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


  • Long Road to Mercy

    By greyts
    Excellent read! Like this new character. Hopefully, the sequel is coming soon.
  • Not One of His Better Books

    By Kenschaub
    I thought this one to be an action adventure book for kids. Literary license aside, the plot was completely implausible. It looks like the author is starting an "Atlee Pine - - fearless FBI agent and world savior super woman" series. I'm a Baldacci fan but I, for certain, won't be buying any more Atlee Pine stories.
  • Long road to mercy

    By 262istherecord
    Poorest Baldacci book I’ve read and I read most of his books. Still puzzled about plot and its “resolution”?
  • Long Road to Merch

    By Baldacci Super Fan
    This has got to be the work of an imposter. It was more comedy than mystery. Not the work of one of the nations greatest author. What a disappointment. This book can not end soon enough.
  • Robi series

    By Johntdoc
    Where is Will Robi, #6
  • Disappointing

    By Debs6
    The attacks on our president from every direction are tiring and sickening. I did not expect to see it so blatantly in this book. My last Baldacci book, I’m afraid
  • Another amazing story.

    By Boogee122337766
    Another excellent book by Mr. Baldacci, I have read everything that he has written and it just keeps getting better.
  • Long Ride

    By Peter 14
    Great story. Unique characters. And the Grand Canyon as a backdrop!
  • Long Road to Mercy

    By Grasping at straws
    As a longtime fan, I was eagerly awaiting the release of this latest book, only to be disappointed. The plot never really reeled me in as a reader and the ending became predictable once the plotline was developed. I feel pretty confident the N. Koreans would have more imagination than this story suggests, and very few would believe the scenario created around the central idea. This book felt forced all the way through. And at some point I was forcing myself to just get it finished. Baldacci set high standards for his writing with his earlier novels. Unfortunately this latest work does not make the grade.
  • LongnRiad to Mercy

    By unavilable
    I do not think this is as good as your other books. The premise, as far as I am concerned, is very far fetched. It was difficult to stay focused as the plot seemed very thin and unlikely. The scene of them hanging on to the cliff, however, was well written and suspenseful. I noted several grammatical errors along the way. Keep writing. I read all of your books and this was the only one that disappointed me.