Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 3,944 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


  • A must read

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

    By fuckiff1234
    Too descriptive of unimportant/in interesting situations. Boring. Stupid story
  • 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.
  • Terrible. Obvious.

    By Great. book
  • Worst Badachi Book

    By SorryIReadThis
    There wasn’t anything I liked about this book. It was too far fetched and his new character, Atlee Pine, was made to be a cross between Rambo and Mitch Rapp. It doesn’t work. The plot was unbelievable and bordered on stupid nonsense. I have read every Baldacci book and this is the first one that I feel is not worth reading.
  • So tediously written

    By kathymccarthy02
    Like a small child trying to hold your attention by relaying a mountain of irrelevant detail. Had to pitch it at chapter 23 for a more adult book.
  • Not my favorite

    By Madiluc
    Did not like this book or the characters. Started strong but got boring very quickly. Appeared to be a rush to complete book to go along with the current political climate. That is not why I dislike it, I just didn’t find the characters believable. Example; Nobody is getting beat within an inch of their life and carrying a large man on their shoulders the next day a dead one at that.
  • Wasn’t Impressed.

    By Bear3308
    For such a prolific and highly successful novelist, I was sorely disappointed in Baldacci. I’ve read literally hundreds of novels, many of them suspense and thrillers. In Long Road to Mercy, I was neither in much suspense or thrilled. It wasn’t bad; just nothing great. The main character, Atlee Pine, struck no cords in me. She was sketchily drawn, with nothing about her able to elicit any appreciation or admiration. It was almost like reading a long, drawn out FBI case file summary that barely holds your attention. For one of a relatively few times in my life, I could put it down and was not particularly filled with anticipation at the prospect of picking it up again. Had I stopped at any point and never finished it, it would not have bothered me. Like turning off a television show in a series that has grown repetitious and dull, following hackneyed plot devices I’ve seen a thousand times before. Ho-hum.
  • Long road

    By Am book reader
    An outlandish plot line doesn’t completely ruin the book. FBI agent Atlee Pine is a strong and resourceful character who saves the book. Her sidekick Carol talks too much but overall, I’d recommend this book.
  • Long road to Mercy

    By Not a mindreader
    David Baldacci Should stick with his crime novels and stay out of international espionage