#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 shes the best at it. She could be one of the Bu...
|Title||:||Long Road to Mercy|
|Number of Pages||:||404 pages|
Long Road to Mercy Reviews
Intriguing Start that Goes Down the Absurd Conspiracy Trail
Review of the Audible Audio edition narrated by Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer
The 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 more unbelievable than what came before.
Baldacci introduces a new series here with FBI agent Atlee Pine and the wester ...more
DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am all set to love this book when I hit the first several pages...A 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 ANGRY...All of these great ...more
Fast action. Well written and good storyline. Main character reminded me of a female Jack Reacher
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.
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%
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!
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 ...more
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 more of the Memory Man ...more