Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 4,611 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


  • Completely Unbelievable

    By Kidsnapple
    This was a completely unreasonable plot and unbelievable ending. For a David Baldicci book this was a complete fantasy of a plot. Great reading but the plot and sending was a big let down
  • I found a new heroine

    By CBJ Social
    I’m looking forward to book 2 in this series
  • Interesting, action packed Grand Canyon mystery

    By tlw01
    I enjoy Attlee Pine & Carol Blume characters …
  • Long Road to Mercy

    By Halsterx
    Rated 3/5 stars. Very interesting characters. Lots of unexpected twists and turns in the plot. Unfortunately, one of the hokiest drama thriller plots I’ve ever read. Hal R
  • Long Road to Mercy

    By grannycha
    I read it to the end. Hard for me to follow. Did not like the ending.
  • Easy read

    By Joci1727
    Reminded me of the written version of a handful of crime television shows. Easy to read - more than one story line which keeps you entertained and engaged.
  • Great book!

    By suzannehj
    Fun read with great femaLE LEADS
  • Very entertaining

    By and investment advisor
    Fast paced and entertaining. Good character development but I would say The plot is a little bit far-fetched, which really didn’t bother me. I would definitely recommend the book.
  • A must read

    By AB😃
    What a great read! From the first page am hooked and couldn’t stop reading. Thank you.
  • Sophomoric

    By Tbmiller421
    I’ve read two of Baldacci’s efforts now and I find them sophomoric. His works are poorly, almost histrionically, overwritten. Thinly developed characters rotely solve major world crisis against sophisticated and overpowering adversaries. Yeah, sure, it happens every day. There are better writers in this genre to focus on.