Long Road to Mercy (Hardcover)

By David Baldacci

Grand Central Publishing, 9781538761571, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

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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...

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

Praise For Long Road to Mercy

"Fast-paced entertainment at its best."—The Florida Times-Union on End Game

"In true David Baldacci form, END GAME starts with a bang and continues
at a relentless pace to the very last page. Each chapter ends with a
gritty cliffhanger. Putting the book down is simply not possible. This
series is action-filled and highly satisfying."—Bookreporter.com on End Game

"Hitting on all cylinders from beginning to end, David Baldacci brings back his best character with a bang."—TheRealBookSpy.com on End Game

"A compelling puzzler...Baldacci is a truly gifted storyteller, and this novel is a perfect "fix" for the thriller aficionado."—Associated Press on The Fix

"Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual
skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a
devastating school shooting..[Decker] proves a quirky, original antihero
with a definite method to his madness...Readers will want to see Decker
back on the printed page again and again."—Kirkus Reviews on The Fix

"[A novel of] dramatic depth and intensity...an unforgettable read...Action-packed and thought-provoking."
Associated Press on No Man's Land

"Be prepared for an action-packed ride... Baldacci once again partners [John Puller] with Veronica Knox, making for a lethal and legendary combination. Anticipation intensifies on each page."—RT Book Reviews on No Man's Land

"[Amos Decker is] one of the most unique protagonists seen in thriller
fiction....David Baldacci has always been a top-notch thriller writer
...[his] fertile imagination and intricate plotting abilities make each
of his books a treat for thriller readers. THE LAST MILE is no
exception."—BookReporter.com on The Last Mile

"A compelling mystery with emotional resonance. Just when the story line
heads to what seems an obvious conclusion, Baldacci veers off course
with a surprising twist. The end result is another exciting read from a
thriller master."—Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Last Mile