Atlee Pine Series8 books in series
A gripping mystery and crime series from international best-selling author David Baldacci, starring his first woman protagonist: FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine.
Atlee Pine is an FBI Special Agent from rural Georgia. On the surface, she’s a sharp and tough-as-nails investigator. But deep down, she’s still haunted by a trauma and mystery from her girlhood, 30 years ago. Seared in her memory is the chilling voice of a kidnapper, chanting a rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. That terrible night, Mercy was abducted and never seen again.
In the series debut novel, Long Road to Mercy, Atlee is called to investigate a baffling and brutal crime—the mutilated carcass of mule, found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon—and, hopefully, find its missing rider. As she follows the trail of clues, Atlee realizes that this disappearance is not an isolated incident. There have been several missing person cases in the Canyon recently, and this strange incident is linked to a much larger and terrifying plot.
The second novel, A Minute to Midnight, has Atlee Pine returning to her childhood home in Georgia to reopen the investigation into her twin sister’s disappearance. And in the third novel, Daylight, Atlee’s harrowing search for her long-long sister continues. In the fourth and final installment, Mercy, Atlee’s quest for answers reaches a boiling point—and puts her in grave danger.
David Baldacci is no stranger to writing fast-paced thrillers, but writing a series around a woman protagonist was a new challenge. In a discussion with Pan Macmillan about Atlee Pine, Baldacci explained, “I've written about a lot of female characters in my novels, and I'm very comfortable writing about women, but I wanted to explore an avenue where the female was the lead character and the lead protagonist… Doing something different with each book is what drives me as a writer and keeps me excited.” Fans of Baldacci’s previous thrillers with a leading man, including the Memory Man series and Archer novels, will not be disappointed: Atlee Pine is multi-faceted, complicated, and incredibly strong.
The Atlee Pine series is performed by dual narrators: a woman, Brittany Pressley, and a man, Kyf Brewer. Their skilled voices complement one another and capture the suspense and tension of each pause-resistant installment.