Daylight by David Baldacci @davidbaldacci ‏@GrandCentralPub

Posted November 12, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 16 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Daylight by David Baldacci @davidbaldacci ‏@GrandCentralPubDaylight by David Baldacci
Series: Altee Pine #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 17, 2020
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo.

With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo's last known location in Trenton, New Jersey -- and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller's case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation.

Stunningly, Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy. Peeling back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups, Atlee finally discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy. And that truth will shock Pine to her very core.

I listened to the first two books in the  Atlee Pine series with the main character is a female FBI agent.  She gets into some intense, suspenseful cases.  She prefers working more independently in her small office, although she has worked in large offices, too.  I love her assistant, Carol Blum,  who is an older lady who has 6 grown children and has worked for the FBI for awhile.  Carol helps take care of Atlee when she doesn’t take care of herself, and is a great member of the team.

Atlee is taking personal time to hunt for her abducted twin sister.  Mercy was abducted when they were six.   She gets caught up in a case with another Baldacci character, John Puller.   It is a far-reaching scandal with ruthless criminals. Atlee and John are in grave danger. Some of the players have a connection to those who took Mercy.

With all the perilous action, and attempts to capture the criminals along with evidence, Atlee does learn some things.  The knowledge allows her to track down more evidence and see past lies she has been told.  There are some shocking reveals in Daylight.  Since I am waiting for the next story, I can read the books in the John Puller series.

About David Baldacci

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 more than 45 languages and sold in more 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, more 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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Posted November 12, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 16 Comments

16 responses to “Daylight by David Baldacci

    • Rachel, I’m sorry but I would read this series in order because of the character progression of Atlee and her personal story of hunting for her twin sister. The cases would be fine but I really think you need to read in order. You could grab this one and get the other 2 from the library? They are fast to read because they are so exciting.

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