Long Road to Mercy

Long Road to Mercy

David Baldacci / Sep 23, 2019

Long Road to Mercy New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces a remarkable new character Atlee Pine an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States Ever since her twin

  • Title: Long Road to Mercy
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • ISBN: Long Road to Mercy
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  • 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces a remarkable new character Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others And she s the best at it She could be one of the 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces a remarkable new character Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others And she s the best at it She could be one of the Bureau s top criminal profilers, if she didn t prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C office Her chosen mission is a lonesome one but that suits her just fine.Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider But this isn t the only recent disappearance In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 404 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing More Details Original Title Long Road to Mercy ISBN 1538761572 ISBN13 9781538761571 Series Atlee Pine 1 Other Editions 25 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Long Road to Mercy, please sign up Recent Questions Any one know when the next book will be out I need answers to all the questions left 3 likeslike 2 months ago Add your answer See 1 question about Long Road to Mercy Lists with This Book November 2018 Book Releases 46 books 8 voters My 2019 Reading Challenge 110 books 12 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 24, 2018 Paromjit rated it really liked it Shelves mystery, netgalley, thriller The prolific thriller writer David Baldacci begins a new series featuring female FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine, with quite a backstory At the age of 5 years old, Atlee was left seriously assaulted after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted from their bedroom Plagued by survivor s guilt, and feeling the wrong sister was taken, Mercy was the good girl, not Atlee, Atlee s memories of what happened that long ago night have only recently returned She is convinced that convicted serial killer, 57 ye The prolific thriller writer David Baldacci begins a new series featuring female FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine, with quite a backstory At the age of 5 years old, Atlee was left seriously assaulted after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted from their bedroom Plagued by survivor s guilt, and feeling the wrong sister was taken, Mercy was the good girl, not Atlee, Atlee s memories of what happened that long ago night have only recently returned She is convinced that convicted serial killer, 57 year old Daniel James Tor, was responsible for taking Mercy, and although Tor s patterns of behaviour make this a possibility, there is no proof With tattoos on her body that serve as constant reminders of Mercy, Atlee visits Tor in ADX Florence high security prison in Colorado, aware that it is highly likely he is going to play mind games with her, but she doesn t care, she has to find out what happened to her sister With Tor being less than helpful, this is going to be an overriding storyline in this series Atlee is a loner, she is close to nobody, and she is not ambitious, she has no interest in living and working in a city and has sought to be placed in remote locations as the sole FBI representative in the area She is a physically strong woman who just missed out in being on the US Olympic weightlifting team She has been at the Grand Canyon placement for a while and has spent some time getting to know the communities and people in this stunning location A mule has been mutilated and savagely killed, and his rider, Benjamin Priest is missing, a disturbing set of facts that has Atlee investigating with the help of the Park Rangers She can have no idea as to how deeply this will blow her world apart as she is warned off looking further into the case by her superiors in the FBI or face suspension Atlee is not a woman to give up, no matter what the cost to her career and job Aided by her able assistant, Carol Blum, Atlee finds herself in a world gone crazy as she is faced with desperate danger, horrifying murders, Russians, Chinese, Koreans and where she can trust no one, not even the FBI.Baldacci s plotlines here might sound a trifle far fetched here, until you look at the gloomy and dangerous state of US politics and the global machinations at play in the world today, at which point it all seems scarily possible The central protagonist here, Atlee Pine, is a heavyweight as a character, you get a real sense of her as a rounded character, vulnerable but spectacularly good at her job, unafraid of doing what has to be done even when her life and those of others is on the line Baldacci gives us a gripping thriller and the beginnings of a great series here The book is fast paced, highly entertaining and full of suspense and tension Highly recommended Many thanks to Panmacmillan for an ARC flag 112 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Elizabeth Petrides Typical Baldacci A page turner I ll be looking forward to the nezt one 10 hours, 7 min ago Paromjit Me too, Elizabeth.ad you enjoyed 7 hours, 41 min ago Nov 07, 2018 kartik narayanan rated it it was ok After reading the Long Road to Mercy, I felt in need of some myself It started off well in the first chapter but became a big mess that was devoid of any tension but chockful of all possible action thriller tropes possible WTF David Baldacci has been losing his touch in his recent books and LRtM doesn t change this pattern.Now, I hope Mr Baldacci continues the thread in Chapter 1 in his next book, since that was the only original plot point that actually interested The rest of it was BS flag 74 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Dec 14, 2018 Matt rated it really liked it Shelves audiobook There is something to be said for an author who can juggle writing multiple book series at the same time, and even for those who are able to see these collections continually hit the top of the charts David Baldacci has been able to do this without collaborators, I might add and keeps the stories crisp, while never losing his reading base I approached Baldacci s latest work with some trepidation, as I am comfortable with the two strong series he actively writes and worry about diluting th There is something to be said for an author who can juggle writing multiple book series at the same time, and even for those who are able to see these collections continually hit the top of the charts David Baldacci has been able to do this without collaborators, I might add and keeps the stories crisp, while never losing his reading base I approached Baldacci s latest work with some trepidation, as I am comfortable with the two strong series he actively writes and worry about diluting the quality of his published works Atlee Pine is an agent with the FBI, but her unique backstory and location add new depth to her character Pine grew up in Georgia, but moved out West to enjoy the open spaces, as well as some distance from others When she is called to the Grand Canyon to help with an investigation, she jumps at the opportunity, though is highly confused when she arrives Ben Priest was part of a group travelling through the Canyon by mule, but he has gone missing The mule s been found, gutted and with an odd message carved into its flank As Pine begins investigating, she contacts Priest s brother, who has much too say about Ben Just as Pine locates the missing Priest, she is assaulted and both Priest brothers are abducted by someone on a military chopper Now, the mystery thickens and Pine is called off the case by those back at FBI HQ Refusing to stand down, Pine enlists the help of her assistant, Carol Blum, and they begin their own investigation into events, which takes them across the country Dodging FBI officials and some of the scummier folks seeking to stop their progress, Pine and Blum uncover that there may be a plot that puts America in great danger Neutered by orders from on high, there is no one to whom Pine and Blum can turn, until they get solid evidence Time is running short and international entities appear to be gathering momentum, forcing Pine to make a sacrifice for her country Baldacci has crafted a winner here, in a series that begs to continue in some way Fans of Baldacci s work will likely enjoy the piece and it comes highly recommended to those who are drawn to stories of action.I have long been a fan of David Baldacci and his work Be it thrillers, holiday heartwarming stories, or something with political implications, Baldacci usually knows how to convey his point through well developed novels This story is no exception, as it mixes the thrill of the hunt with a female protagonist ready to solve the world s problems Atlee Pine is not only a strong FBI agent, but also harbours a deep backstory that is sure to be handled over a few novels Having lost her twin sister at the age of six to a kidnapper, Atlee has been trying to remember the night Mercy was abducted This underlying thread keeps the story moving along, as Atlee seeks to avenge the powerlessness she suffered as a child by capturing the worst criminals who cross her path She lives an isolated life and wants few to see her inner scars, though seems destined to share when the time seems right Baldacci has scattered enough crumbs to keep the reader wondering and one can hope that the series will continue to give depth to the character and her inner turmoil Those around Atlee Pine help support her and strengthen the story in their own way, as the reader pushes through this series debut Some will surely return in the novels to come, while others are vessels for this plot line Either way, they come to life and offer the reader something entertaining The story itself is not entirely unique, but it is the way that Baldacci tells it that keeps things fresh and energetic Geo politics has become the latest craze in the genre, which is on offer here, but there is an interesting way the characters work to hash out the specifics that kept me wanting to know Perhaps this is the way of the future, leaving traditional terrorism as a theme of the past, allowing new and exciting threads to be developed by top rated authors, such as Baldacci I ll keep reading, as the stories remain of high caliber I can only hope there are novels in the works Kudos, Mr Baldacci, for another thrilling ride I look forward to what 2019 brings and how you ll dazzle your fans next Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 56 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 10, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, hard soft copy, grand central 4 intriguing stars to Long Road to Mercy It s a shiny new series from David Baldacci with a fierce female main character Meet Atlee Pine She s a tall, muscular, no nonsense FBI special agent, and she s assigned to the most remote areas of the west What inspired her to join the FBI Her twin sister was abducted by a serial killer, but not before assaulting Atlee, and her life mission has become putting offenders behind bars Atlee is a top profiler with the agency, and she keeps to he 4 intriguing stars to Long Road to Mercy It s a shiny new series from David Baldacci with a fierce female main character Meet Atlee Pine She s a tall, muscular, no nonsense FBI special agent, and she s assigned to the most remote areas of the west What inspired her to join the FBI Her twin sister was abducted by a serial killer, but not before assaulting Atlee, and her life mission has become putting offenders behind bars Atlee is a top profiler with the agency, and she keeps to herself working on lone missions in her vast assigned territory.Her current mission investigating a missing person from the Grand Canyon This is not the only person missing from the area, so one could could lead to another for Atlee as she profiles the crime Startlingly, she is told not to investigate further by her superiors, but she does not not heed their orders Atlee as a character is well drawn I have a sense of her as if she is a real person I admired her morals and assertiveness There s also something soft and vulnerable about her balanced with a hard, strong exterior She s going to do what s right regardless of what anyone else thinks I found Long Road to Mercy to be gripping and intense It stars strong and never lets go of the pull The pacing is on point, and I was entertained from start to finish I m really excited for the next installment because I have to see what Atlee is up to I think she has quite a story to share with us Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for the complimentary copy All opinions are my own If you are interested, I m giving away finished copies on my blog and instagram page Wwwnnifertarheelreader flag 46 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Dec 10, 2018 Veronica rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, crime Road to Mercy is the first in a new series by accomplished author David Baldacci This book is the introduction of FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine Atlee s character is well developed in this first instalment and we learn what makes her tick, her motivations and her past.Atlee is strong mentally as well as physically although she does have her weak spots, one being her twin sister, Mercy, who was kidnapped and presumed murdered when they were 6 years ol Road to Mercy is the first in a new series by accomplished author David Baldacci This book is the introduction of FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine Atlee s character is well developed in this first instalment and we learn what makes her tick, her motivations and her past.Atlee is strong mentally as well as physically although she does have her weak spots, one being her twin sister, Mercy, who was kidnapped and presumed murdered when they were 6 years old This early loss caused a major upheaval in her life and so began a cycle of relationship non commitment.I liked that Atlee was tall and solidly built Almost making Olympic status in weight lifting her character comes across as real and believable when she has to kick major butt She can match it with the best of them.Atlee is called in to investigate the murder of a mule in the Grand Canyon and the disappearance of its rider As she starts to ask questions she notices that people high up the chain are taking an interest in this case After delving a little too far Atlee is taken off the case Atlee and her secretary, Carol Blum who by the way I loved, a no nonsense woman in her sixties, she is intelligent and feisty decide to go rogue.What starts as an animal murder and a missing person case soon escalates to a plot of political espionage involving North Korea, Russia and the US Government Given the present political climate in America the plot is both relevant and intriguing.You may have to suspend belief at times but overall the plot was compelling and the characters well fleshed out and believable The backdrop of the beautiful and mystifying Grand Canyon was an added bonus for this armchair traveller.There is a tiny, sweet romance budding at the end of the story and I hope Baldacci continues with this in the next book.FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine you have a new admirer here flag 43 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Tim rated it really liked it A solid effort with a substantial heroine in Atlee Pine Easily, 8 of 10 stars flag 38 likesLike see review Oct 02, 2018 Lisa Gardner rated it really liked it Was very excited to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Baldacci s new series starring FBI agent Atlee Pine All action and attitude Plus, I learned so much about the Grand Canyon Great thriller flag 28 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 15, 2018 Jim rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves books read 2018, mystery suspense thriller The first thing I should say is that 2 stars means I found this book to be okay Not great Not what I usually expect from David Baldacci but it was okay It would probably make a good made for TV movie Pass the popcorn.Another rogue FBI agent who is on a mission to save the world literally from conspirators that permeate all the various United States federal agencies Homeland Security, the Army, her own FBI They have helicopters, soldiers with body armor, M4 rifles, etc Atlee Pine has her The first thing I should say is that 2 stars means I found this book to be okay Not great Not what I usually expect from David Baldacci but it was okay It would probably make a good made for TV movie Pass the popcorn.Another rogue FBI agent who is on a mission to save the world literally from conspirators that permeate all the various United States federal agencies Homeland Security, the Army, her own FBI They have helicopters, soldiers with body armor, M4 rifles, etc Atlee Pine has her Glock and an ankle pistol She also has a restored Mustang Good thing that she is somewhat superhuman.Atlee Pine is the lone resident FBI agent in Shattered Rock, Arizona and that is just the way she likes it She prefers the wild and open west to Washington D.C where she could be a top criminal profiler The Shattered Rock office oversees the Grand Canyon National Park and therefore it is Atlee Pine who is called when a dead mule is found and it s rider is missing Of course it can t be that simple A couple of the park rangers who were involved in the dead mule missing hiker case are suddenly transferred to a different National Park and Atlee is told to take a vacation Rather than take a vacation she and her secretary, Carol Blum, decide to investigate on their own.Atlee Pine is young, tall, athletic, and muscular She almost made the U.S Olympic weightlifting team Almost Mrs Blum is elderly, dresses professionally, and addresses Atlee formally as Agent Pine The two of them are polar opposites but make quite a team Mrs Blum thinks they are like Thelma and Louise.There are some other interesting characters in this story There is another park ranger, Sam, that Atlee develops a relationship with I guess he could not be transferred with the other rangers If he had been then Atlee could not start a relationship and Sam would not be there to help There is a North Korean ninja who keeps popping up and beating up Atlee Since this is all about a major conspiracy there are other assorted characters where the reader is left to guess as to their allegiance.The Mercy in the title refers to Atlee s twin sister When they were six a man broke into their bedroom He recited Eeny Meeny Miny Moe while thumping them on the forehead Mercy lost and he took her She was never seen again Atlee s parents divorced and her father, who had been a suspect, committed suicide Atlee s suffered survivor s guilt Her life could have gone in a different direction and it fact started down the path But she discovered weightlifting and joined the FBI When the story opens and at the close she confronts the man, who is in prison for other crimes, she believes took Mercy This is listed as Atlee Pine, 1 so I assume this is the first book in a series Perhaps this question will be answered in a future novel If this is the first book in a series I am hoping for improvement in the Atlee Pine character and a better story flag 24 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 30, 2018 Monnie rated it it was amazing A new series from a favorite author I m on it And although I ve just finished, I m already eager to read the next installment.That is not to say, however, that FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine totally won me over I like that she s strong both mentally and physically and thus able to handle just about anything that comes her way That she s carrying around a traumatic childhood her own almost death and the kidnapping of her twin sister, Mercy is less intriguing for me, it simply provides an A new series from a favorite author I m on it And although I ve just finished, I m already eager to read the next installment.That is not to say, however, that FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine totally won me over I like that she s strong both mentally and physically and thus able to handle just about anything that comes her way That she s carrying around a traumatic childhood her own almost death and the kidnapping of her twin sister, Mercy is less intriguing for me, it simply provides another dimension to the story and, most likely, a recurring theme for the series As I read, I was reminded of another series character Jane Hawk, the feisty heroine conceived by another favorite author, Dean Koontz Both women live and work on the fringes of credibility both in what they are able to handle physically and in terms of a sometimes hard to believe plot But I m one of those who go with the flow and accept a story for what it is a story and this is a good one.At age 35, nearly 6 feet in height and an almost Olympic weightlifter, Atlee has joined the FBI and now happily heads up a remote office near the Grand Canyon National Park At the beginning, she remains fixated on finding out what happened to Mercy believing that a prolific serial killer was involved, she visits him in the no mercy federal prison in which he s expected to spend the rest of his life But then comes a distraction one of the mules that transports tourists up and down the steep canyon trails is found dead gutted with two seemingly meaningless letters cut into its hide But as she and local park rangers begin to investigate, she s suddenly called off the case in no uncertain terms by folks way above her pay grade Then, the two park rangers who were helping her are abruptly reassigned When Atlee and her capable secretary, Carol Blum, forge ahead despite orders from on high, they find themselves the targets of some very nasty men Narrowly escaping death, the two now are certain that something rotten in those canyon walls besides a decaying mule But rather than concede victory to the higher ups and probably bad guys , the pair decide to go rogue From this point on anything I write would spoil things for others, so I ll just say they face a number of other close calls before they figure out what s really going on and decide what to do about it.In my book, it s an adventure well worth reading highly recommended flag 23 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 15, 2018 Lou rated it really liked it review of another edition Long Road To Mercy, the first thriller to feature FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine, begins by introducing us to our new protagonist, and we learn all about her formative years spent with her family and the troubles that have plagued her ever since, saying would spoil it for potential readers As her life is shaped by happenings of the past I have a feeling that this will be a recurring theme that Baldacci will continue to use throughout this brand spanking new series.I can very much relate to A Long Road To Mercy, the first thriller to feature FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine, begins by introducing us to our new protagonist, and we learn all about her formative years spent with her family and the troubles that have plagued her ever since, saying would spoil it for potential readers As her life is shaped by happenings of the past I have a feeling that this will be a recurring theme that Baldacci will continue to use throughout this brand spanking new series.I can very much relate to Atlee Pine and her attitude and tendency towards being an introverted loner, but there is no doubting her ability to get stuck in and once she gets her teeth into something, even where she has been warned off it by her superiors, she still continues to follow her heart with no qualms about the possible consequences whether personal and or employment related She is both physically and mentally strong and reminds me of the type of women guys are often intimidated by Whilst I did appreciate her tenacity I did feel she was being a little foolish and naive at certain points What she lacks in terms of social skills and ambition she makes up for by her don t mess with me nature and her investigative skill.The Grand Canyon was a stunning location for the book to be set and Baldacci s descriptions were wonderfully vivid I remember thinking that the story was than a little far fetched, but after taking a step back and looking at it against the current political backdrop, I realised just how plausible it actually was You recognise that Mr Baldacci has taken inspiration from the state of world politics but in particular those in the US It s well written, with plenty of FBI action, a fast moving pace and a suspense and tension filled plot that will have both long time Baldacci fans and those new to him devouring this captivating tale This series appears to have opened with a cracker roll on book two Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC flag 23 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 24, 2018 Alan rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2018 reading challenge, audiobook edition, crime fiction Intriguing Start that Goes Down the Absurd Conspiracy Trail Review of the Audible Audio edition narrated by Brittany Pressley and Kyf BrewerThe opening set up, which was also well telegraphed in the title, and then even the mysterious death of a mule in the Grand Canyon promised a lot here but it all got side tracked into a totally absurd conspiracy plot where each plot twist was unbelievable than what came before.Baldacci introduces a new series here with FBI agent Atlee Pine and the wester Intriguing Start that Goes Down the Absurd Conspiracy Trail Review of the Audible Audio edition narrated by Brittany Pressley and Kyf BrewerThe opening set up, which was also well telegraphed in the title, and then even the mysterious death of a mule in the Grand Canyon promised a lot here but it all got side tracked into a totally absurd conspiracy plot where each plot twist was unbelievable than what came before.Baldacci introduces a new series here with FBI agent Atlee Pine and the western outdoors locale and accompanying characters are well utilized at the front and back end The actual conspiracy that is finally uncovered is just far too absurd to hold the plot together but it does provide occasions for some well written action set pieces I hope for something a bit realistic and down to earth from any future entries in the series.The narrations by newcomer Brittany Pressley female voices and veteran Baldacci reader Kyf Brewer male voices were both excellent flag 20 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Terence M rated it really liked it Audiobook 11 10 hours Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer4.0 stars out of 5.0I have been brooding on Long Road to Mercy since I finished it early yesterday In my judgement, Atlee Pine is a true action hero moulded from the strengths and weaknesses of a multitude of such characters as John Puller, Kim Stone, John Rain, Jack Reacher, Will Robie, John Milton and the like Because of her back story and the great set of characteristics attributed to her, including her FBI badge and cr Audiobook 11 10 hours Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer4.0 stars out of 5.0I have been brooding on Long Road to Mercy since I finished it early yesterday In my judgement, Atlee Pine is a true action hero moulded from the strengths and weaknesses of a multitude of such characters as John Puller, Kim Stone, John Rain, Jack Reacher, Will Robie, John Milton and the like Because of her back story and the great set of characteristics attributed to her, including her FBI badge and creds , I liked Atlee Pine What had me hovering between 3.0 and 4.0 stars was the plot hardly credible and the storyline which seemed to wander the entire USA and back again The action stuff was pretty good but was a bit filled out by the addition of some unnecessary and irrelevant writing For example not a spoiler , on their cross US journey, Atlee and her side kick stop at a deserted, barely lit rest area with not another vehicle or person in sight They both go to the ladies bathroom and are immediately confronted by three young, hulking, tough dudes wanting a bit of you know what Of course, Atlee dealt them her brand of you know what , leaving them all cuffed together, each suffering his own brand of pain Atlee dials 911, gives them some details and drives off into the sunrise Aside from reinforcing Atlee s previously demonstrated fighting abilities and her willingness to use them, plus her FBI badge and her gun, to beat guys bigger and stronger than she is, the anecdote had no bearing on the plot storyline whatsoever.The rest of the story required a significant suspension of a reader s listener s credibility particularly in regard to the alleged activities of various branches of USA armed forces, USA Homeland Security and the FBI The resolution of these, umm, conflicts , the apprehension of the bad guys, and other stuff of an International nature, pads out the final story leaving a what was that all about taste in the mouth.I hummed and hawed about 3.0 stars or 4.0 stars, but in the end I decided that David Baldacci s creation of Atlee Pine is a good thing, particularly since I read that he has decided to develop this character as the long term basis of a future series flag 17 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 25, 2018 Terrie rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves timely nyt etc list I like David Baldacci I feel like he didn t write this book That he got someone else to write it and he just edited, added or told the story and someone else ghost wrote it.Atlee was very unlikable for me She s a mess and it s not working in a way that I have empathy for Add to that incredible details of restoring a mustang, bench pressing weight lifting, Grand Canyon trails too many pages of info that didn t add to this story except for page counts.I will read of the Memory Man I like David Baldacci I feel like he didn t write this book That he got someone else to write it and he just edited, added or told the story and someone else ghost wrote it.Atlee was very unlikable for me She s a mess and it s not working in a way that I have empathy for Add to that incredible details of restoring a mustang, bench pressing weight lifting, Grand Canyon trails too many pages of info that didn t add to this story except for page counts.I will read of the Memory Man series, but not going to follow Atlee around again flag 15 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Dec 03, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2018 I usually love listening to audiobooks, however, this book would I have rather read Or waited for the Swedish audiobook Brittany Pressley voice was kind of OK, a bit robotic, like narrators to express emotions However, Kyf Brewer, GAH, very robotic voice and he voiced EVERY male character in pretty much the same way Also, I have no problem with different voiced when there are different POVs In this case, did Kyf Brewer voice every line that a male character speaks And it irritated me I usually love listening to audiobooks, however, this book would I have rather read Or waited for the Swedish audiobook Brittany Pressley voice was kind of OK, a bit robotic, like narrators to express emotions However, Kyf Brewer, GAH, very robotic voice and he voiced EVERY male character in pretty much the same way Also, I have no problem with different voiced when there are different POVs In this case, did Kyf Brewer voice every line that a male character speaks And it irritated me quite badly As for the story, well, to be honest, I ve read better books by Baldacci Much, much better books I was actually surprised to find this book to be so bland I picked this book as Baldacci is a safe card when it comes to a great reading experience This time, well it was OK, and I will pick up the next book in the series Just not the audiobook version flag 12 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Joseph Finder rated it it was amazing Getting to read great books early is one of the best perks of being an author This book is great fun, and a real blastoff for what promises to be a spectacular series You re going to like Atlee Pine flag 12 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Julie rated it it was ok DAMMIT I am all set to love this book when I hit the first several pagesA dead mule, a missing person, smallest FBI office possible with a female agent and awesome secretary, National Park Service Rangers, a Navajo Nation, hunky Sam, mules, mystery with a cave and all this nestled in the Grand Canyon area Can it get any better Of course not, was all downhill from there The plot is absolutely absurd for this setting It made me very ANGRYAll of these great DAMMIT I am all set to love this book when I hit the first several pagesA dead mule, a missing person, smallest FBI office possible with a female agent and awesome secretary, National Park Service Rangers, a Navajo Nation, hunky Sam, mules, mystery with a cave and all this nestled in the Grand Canyon area Can it get any better Of course not, was all downhill from there The plot is absolutely absurd for this setting It made me very ANGRYAll of these great interesting people involved and that was the best story line he could come up with Not every novel needs to save the world and this one definitely shouldn t have flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Kurt Kamperschroer rated it did not like it The first book I read by David Baldacci was The Innocent and it was excellent A great plot and characters and the story kept me very entertained I continued to read many of David books until the plots became repetitive and unbelievable I didn t read anything by him for awhile and I saw his new book Long Road to Mercy and it looked interesting so I thought I would try again Big mistake Total disappointment The main character, a woman, chapter after chapter, taking on two or three m The first book I read by David Baldacci was The Innocent and it was excellent A great plot and characters and the story kept me very entertained I continued to read many of David books until the plots became repetitive and unbelievable I didn t read anything by him for awhile and I saw his new book Long Road to Mercy and it looked interesting so I thought I would try again Big mistake Total disappointment The main character, a woman, chapter after chapter, taking on two or three men at a time, and she always coming out smelling like a rose I kept hoping the book would improve but it only got worse Taking on the Russians, the North Koreans, and the US Government and she conquers them all Another reviewer posed the question did he even write this book It reminds me of a late James Patterson book His early books were good but as he churned out book after book the stories were far fetched and just ridiculous Do they have to meet a publishing deadline, or the books, the millions I think I ve read Hardy Boys mysteries with logic Sorry David, you wasted enough of my time, our relationship is through flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 Hanlie rated it really liked it Fast action Well written and good storyline Main character reminded me of a female Jack Reacher flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Lynne Spreen rated it really liked it review of another edition Baldacci has created a fine new character in Atlee Pine She s a bit too superhuman, but her emotional vulnerability balances it out a bit Her sidekick, an older woman secretary who is than she seems, creates an interesting dynamic Pine is smart and funny, although both she and Carol Blum, the secretary, come off as masculine than feminine Speaking as a woman and a writer, I d suggest he run his drafts past some female readers before the next book comes out Still, what a gripping s Baldacci has created a fine new character in Atlee Pine She s a bit too superhuman, but her emotional vulnerability balances it out a bit Her sidekick, an older woman secretary who is than she seems, creates an interesting dynamic Pine is smart and funny, although both she and Carol Blum, the secretary, come off as masculine than feminine Speaking as a woman and a writer, I d suggest he run his drafts past some female readers before the next book comes out Still, what a gripping story You re not sure who the good guys are, and the premise is really believable, unfortunately, given the current political situation in America and the world I think the book is about 50 75 pages too long I skimmed some details of overly detailed scenes, but overall a very good read I ll look forward to Book 2 in this new series flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Suzanne rated it really liked it review of another edition Started really good but then got a bit slow, then picked up again about 3 4 into the book I like the characters and the back story of her looking for her twin s killer I think that will be a huge plot to come in this series My quick and simple overall a good start to a new series by Baldacci with really interesting characters flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2018 Diane rated it really liked it Great read, love David Baldacci s writing Special Agent Atlee Pine is a troubled but steadfast officer of the law Her past is her nightmare and it does disrupt her rationale at times One thing is for sure, you want her on your side She teams up with her office assistant they refer to themselves as Thelma and Louise One of the National Park Rangers becomes a personal friend of Atlee s, which is a good thing because he also carries baggage from his past The one thing that seems to be the n Great read, love David Baldacci s writing Special Agent Atlee Pine is a troubled but steadfast officer of the law Her past is her nightmare and it does disrupt her rationale at times One thing is for sure, you want her on your side She teams up with her office assistant they refer to themselves as Thelma and Louise One of the National Park Rangers becomes a personal friend of Atlee s, which is a good thing because he also carries baggage from his past The one thing that seems to be the norm for a lot of writer s is if the character has served in the Middle East, it s always the same story A kid from the village makes friends with the troops, then tries to kill them off it s been done too many times now and one of the reasons why I can t give 5 stars I so hope Mr Baldacci continues with this series From the blurb Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it And she got that long before she became an adult.She is a FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona Small towns, impossibly long distances in between, isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen.Working with the locals who respect, and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with what she is and what she might one day aspire to be But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares.4.5 stars and 2 thumbs up flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Dave rated it really liked it Shelves david baldacci Interesting enough to finish the book but not quite as good as some of Mr Baldacci s earlier works flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Greg Markwardt rated it it was ok Shelves 2018 I was hoping for better I prefer Baldacci s less political thrillers This starts ok but devolves into an espionage thriller with a pretty ridiculous plot I few decent moments and the characters are well written but overall I ll pass on the next Atlee Pine novel if it s remotely political or involving espionage 2.5 rounded down flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Melanie A marked it as dnf Shelves audio dnf, audio, library I saw an interview with David Baldacci who was talking about how Atlee Pine is his first female protagonist And I said to myself, hey, that needs to be celebrated And I liked Atlee, but I m obviously NOT the target audience for this kind of book I just didn t care about the spy stuff, lol.Audio DNF 60% flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Roy rated it liked it Ive only read a few Baldacci novels because I know they re easy reads And I also like to break things up with a crime action style book The premise sounded cool Pines twin was murdered or has disappeared when kids, she visits the notorious killer in prison and demands to know where she is and what happened This arc really only consists of about 40 pages so less than 10% The second arc consists of Pine working for the FBI in a murder disappearance investigation amongst the Grand Canyon I wa Ive only read a few Baldacci novels because I know they re easy reads And I also like to break things up with a crime action style book The premise sounded cool Pines twin was murdered or has disappeared when kids, she visits the notorious killer in prison and demands to know where she is and what happened This arc really only consists of about 40 pages so less than 10% The second arc consists of Pine working for the FBI in a murder disappearance investigation amongst the Grand Canyon I wasnt overly excited about the sudden change and reliance on this plot without ever returning to the original plot until the last couple of pages Here we get a over the top action thriller I felt like previous novels by the author were very strong on the plot front however this seemed a little weaker It also felt a little too heavy on the description on the scenes and very light on the action sequences The action seemed to start and finish very quickly Not sure if I ll continue this series Hopefully he revisits the twin sister thread closely though in the near future flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Laurie Buchanan rated it it was amazing review of another edition LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci is one heck of an addictive page turner The plot twists Then it thickens Atlee Pine is one of the best female protagonists I ve read about in a long time She s a kickass FBI agent who knows how to get the job Done with a capital D And I loved her sidekick, Carol Blum If you re an adrenaline junkie, treat yourself to this excellent read You ll be glad you did flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 22, 2018 Amy rated it did not like it I am a big fan of Baldacci but this was by far his worst book for me So much telling and then absurd snippets of action I did not care for Atleethe storyline was ridiculous Definitely will not read the next one about this character flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 30, 2019 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it A new series by Baldacci that is fast paced, action filled, and , unfortunately, totally unbelievable The lead character s secretary is the best thing about the book Recommended to Baldacci fans flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 27, 2018 Sally Channing rated it it was amazing review of another edition Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC copy When it arrived in my in box I was so excited, and started reading it straight away I love all David Baldacci books, they are so varied and different OK so they may all have a little bit of Washington DC in them, but that is the only similarity between them I really liked Atlee she seems a great character, much in the way of Michelle King I don t want to give the story away, but the email characters are well drawn and the sort of people you want to kno Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC copy When it arrived in my in box I was so excited, and started reading it straight away I love all David Baldacci books, they are so varied and different OK so they may all have a little bit of Washington DC in them, but that is the only similarity between them I really liked Atlee she seems a great character, much in the way of Michelle King I don t want to give the story away, but the email characters are well drawn and the sort of people you want to know, whereas most of the men and awful but brilliantly written I just hated most of those in power and was really glad when Atlee stuck it to them Now just a long wait for the next Atlee Pine book I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good Thriller Mystery flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 09, 2018 Val rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, crime, fbi, mystery, series 4 1 2 Stars, rounded up to 5 I Loved This Book Seriously, I didn t want to put it down I will admit that the plot was a bit of a reach but that was okay with me I really, really loved Atlee and Sam and their burgeoning relationship but I have to say that Atlee s older assistant, Carol, was hands down my favorite character in the book What a hoot she is One of my favorite parts of the book was when Atlee and Carol were on their road trip which involved one dangerous pitfall after anoth 4 1 2 Stars, rounded up to 5 I Loved This Book Seriously, I didn t want to put it down I will admit that the plot was a bit of a reach but that was okay with me I really, really loved Atlee and Sam and their burgeoning relationship but I have to say that Atlee s older assistant, Carol, was hands down my favorite character in the book What a hoot she is One of my favorite parts of the book was when Atlee and Carol were on their road trip which involved one dangerous pitfall after another and discussed who was Thelma and who was Louise I will admit that part of the reason I loved the book so much is because I lived in Arizona for many years, and reading it brought back so many memories Baldacci nailed the details For what it s worth, I feel that the reason for the negative reviews on this book is because of Baldacci s commentary on the political situation in the U.S and discussion around the lack of trust that many Americans currently have in their own government agencies, which seem to be above the law My reason for the 4 1 2 star rating, rather than five, is because at times there was too much detail for my taste Atlee almost made it to the Olympics as a weight lifter and her weight lifting routine, etc, was a bit of a snore for me Probably readers who lift weights will love that part, though I am waiting anxiously for the next book to be written flag 9 likesLike see review View all 5 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Donkey ride down in canyon 1 5 Jan 06, 2019 08 34AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because every mom needs a break now and then He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996 it was subsequ David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because every mom needs a break now and then He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996 it was subsequently adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star In total, David has published 36 novels for adults all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television His novels have been translated into than 45 languages and sold in than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales David has also published six novels for younger readers A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.David and his wife, Michelle, are the co founders of the Wish You Well Foundation , which supports family and adult literacy in the United States In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger Through Feeding Body Mind, than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.David and his family live in Virginia


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    1. The prolific thriller writer David Baldacci begins a new series featuring female FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine, with quite a backstory At the age of 5 years old, Atlee was left seriously assaulted after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted from their bedroom Plagued by survivor s guilt, and feeling the wrong sister was taken, Mercy was the good girl, not Atlee, Atlee s memories of what happened that long ago night have only recently returned She is convinced that convicted serial killer, 57 ye Th [...]


    2. After reading the Long Road to Mercy, I felt in need of some myself It started off well in the first chapter but became a big mess that was devoid of any tension but chockful of all possible action thriller tropes possible WTF David Baldacci has been losing his touch in his recent books and LRtM doesn t change this pattern.Now, I hope Mr Baldacci continues the thread in Chapter 1 in his next book, since that was the only original plot point that actually interested The rest of it was BS.


    3. There is something to be said for an author who can juggle writing multiple book series at the same time, and even for those who are able to see these collections continually hit the top of the charts David Baldacci has been able to do this without collaborators, I might add and keeps the stories crisp, while never losing his reading base I approached Baldacci s latest work with some trepidation, as I am comfortable with the two strong series he actively writes and worry about diluting th There [...]


    4. 4 intriguing stars to Long Road to Mercy It s a shiny new series from David Baldacci with a fierce female main character Meet Atlee Pine She s a tall, muscular, no nonsense FBI special agent, and she s assigned to the most remote areas of the west What inspired her to join the FBI Her twin sister was abducted by a serial killer, but not before assaulting Atlee, and her life mission has become putting offenders behind bars Atlee is a top profiler with the agency, and she keeps to he 4 intriguing [...]


    5. Road to Mercy is the first in a new series by accomplished author David Baldacci This book is the introduction of FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine Atlee s character is well developed in this first instalment and we learn what makes her tick, her motivations and her past.Atlee is strong mentally as well as physically although she does have her weak spots, one being her twin sister, Mercy, who was kidnapped and presumed murdered when they were 6 years ol Road to Mercy is the first in a new series by a [...]



    6. Was very excited to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Baldacci s new series starring FBI agent Atlee Pine All action and attitude Plus, I learned so much about the Grand Canyon Great thriller


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