Narrator: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
Series: Altee Pine #1
Published by Hachette Audio on November 13, 2018
Length: 11 hours, 9 minutes
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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 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. .
I have heard of this author as a best seller in a genre I love. When I saw this new Atlee Pine series with a female protagonist, I decided to start here. It was a great decision! I loved this book; it was so easy to enjoy and hard to stop listening.
Atlee is strong and smart. She has worked in bigger offices but really enjoys the independence of running a smaller one. There will no doubt be a long story arc finding out what happened to her abducted twin sister. Perhaps we won’t ever find out.
Long Road to Mercy is an excellent introduction to Atlee and her current working situation, as well as her isolated life. She ends up tangled in an international bugaboo. It is suspenseful to watch her work to figure things out and try to survive. People are willing to murder to keep the facts hidden. I loved her smart deductions and her prowess at continuing to solve the case and stay alive.
I’m really excited for more of Atlee’s adventures. A Minute to Midnight is expected in November this year.
I’ve enjoyed Brittany Pressley before and she did a fine performance. I liked her distinct voices for the main female characters. Kyf Brewer is new to me, and seemed to have much less narration in the story as the primary characters were female. I listened at my usual 1.5 speed comfortably.
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