A Minute to Midnight
by David Baldacci
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 14 Dec 2019
Pan Macmillan, Macmillan
A Minute to Midnight is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.
At six years old, Atlee’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the family home while Atlee was left for dead. Since that fateful night, Atlee has dedicated her life and career to catching those who hurt others.
Word of a killer.
Atlee has never stopped searching for answers about her sister. A notorious serial killer, locked in a maximum-security prison, continues to haunt her. Does he really know what happened to Mercy?
Quest for justice.
When Atlee oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, the FBI gives her a leave of absence – the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began.
Determined to finally uncover the truth, Atlee Pine’s journey home turns into a rollercoaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies . . . and a revelation so personal that everything she once believed is fast turning to dust.
‘In FBI Agent Atlee Pine, he has envisioned a new kind of heroine, forged in the fire of trauma and driven by a rare kind of strength. It should come as no shock that a thriller writer for the ages has created a character for the ages!’ Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X
‘A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine. A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry
‘Long Road to Mercy is David Baldacci at his best, introducing an engrossing new heroine, FBI Agent Atlee Pine. Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful’ Scott Turow ‘
A multi-layered protagonist; a plot as deep and twisty as the setting. In Long Road to Mercy, Baldacci is at the top of his game’ Kathy Reichs, number one New York Times bestselling author
‘David Baldacci is one of the all-time best thriller authors. Long Road to Mercy is all action and attitude, and makes no apologies. Love it!’ Lisa Gardner
‘FBI Agent Atlee Pine is a heroine I’ll never forget. I hope David Baldacci’s hard at work on Agent Pine’s next adventure, because I can’t wait to dive into it’ Tess Gerritsen
Average rating from 72 members
Wow!!! David Baldacci doesn't disappoint again. This book hooked me from the start. It's a real page turner with both a cold case, and a new one, our typical detective is Atlee Pine and of course he goes to his hometown where painful memories and secrets lurk. perfect if you love this sort of thing! Thanks for the copy.
Firstly I'd say don't start to read this book unless you have a couple of days going spare, as it's very hard to stop reading! I was awake at 1am last night, and have read it in all my free time, including to its conclusion today) since I started it.. This is the second book about Atlee Pine, and not the last. As a thriller it is well written, indeed better than some of his other books which I enjoy but can work out what happened or which characters might be responsible for certain actions. In this book that was not the case, with lots of clever twists to the story-line.. Indeed the book ends up telling a different story to the one expected (cue book 3 in the series) which I found amusing, but also frustrating as I now feel I'm half-way through and won't know until at least next year what happens next!