Daylight is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy and A Minute to Midnight featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister, Mercy, coincides with military investigator John Puller’s high-stakes case, leading them both into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed.
Ever since Mercy was abducted after a brutal incident when the girls were just six years old, Atlee has been relentless in her search for the truth. Now, just as time is running out on her investigation, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet – the identity of her sister’s kidnapper: Ito Vincenzo. Last known location: New Jersey.
As Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, race to track down Vincenzo, they run into Pine's old friend John Puller, who is investigating Vincenzo’s family for another crime involving a military installation.
Working together, Pine and Puller pull back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups that strike at the very heart of global democracy. And the truth about what happened to Mercy is finally revealed.
And that truth will shock Atlee Pine to her very core.
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I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from the publisher @panmacmillan through @netgalley and I couldn’t be more grateful and happy. I loved it so much. There are always things in one’s past that stay hidden forever, but there are resilience and faith that someone knows what truly transpired and how and most of all, why everything had to happen like that. It’s darker, it touches some topics that can be triggering for certain people but it’s a great thriller series that has its own voice and wants to be heard. Twists after twists, the story progresses from a criminal investigation to a personal interest, to discover what happened with her estranged twin sister and who was the real kidnapper. Atlee discovers secrets carefully kept for so many years and finding the truth is not always easy to digest, but I love how strong and human she is portrayed. It’s captivating and so striking that I’ve read it in one go. I highly recommend it.
Excellent plot line, lots of twists and turns and likeable characters, what more could you want. I have read several of David baldacci’s novels and have enjoyed each one, however I think this is one of my favourites. I loved the exciting plot line with the espionage, drugs, guns and double dealing but also the sub plot of Attlee Pine’s search for her twin sister. Although this is a longer novel it certainly didn’t seem it and it kept me interested right until the last page. Thoroughly enjoyable and definitely recommended.
Adored Baldacci writing John Puller into this this series with FBI Agent Atlee Pine. At first i wasn't sure ... and the first few pages saw them meeting one another in Trenton and then chasing a suspect ... but I stuck with it (this is my favourite crime writer after all) and then the storyline really kicked off. When a young teenage boy supposedly shoots an FBI officer, well I couldn't stop reading it from that point onwards. This is a very very clever plot. There are two narratives: Pine's search for her twin sister Mercy and a crime she happens upon which sees her working with John Puller. With the craziness of 2020 what Baldacci has them uncover seems scarily prescient with nods to the #MeToo movement, moles in the government and the Epstein scandal. I LOVED this and look forward to the next offering.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for an advance copy of Daylight, the third novel to feature FBI agent Atlee Pine on her quest to find her sister, Mercy, who was abducted as a six year old over thirty years ago. Atlee’s quest to find her sister has taken her to New Jersey to find the man she knows kidnapped Mercy but he’s missing, his son is in prison and his grandson has fled in front of her eyes when she inadvertently gets caught up in an army investigation led by John Puller. They team up in an investigation that puts them both in danger and pitted against a powerful enemy. I thoroughly enjoyed Daylight which is a high octane thriller with multiple twists and turns. It’s one of those novels that you think “no way could that happen” then the doubt creeps in and it becomes a case of “I wouldn’t put anything past them, so maybe”. Whatever, it’s tremendous fun with a high body count and skilful escapes. There is always a sense of danger, especially as the opposition always seems one step ahead, but our plucky protagonists are more than capable of meeting it and saving the day. Alongside all this mayhem Atlee is still searching for Mercy. Her quest moves along significantly in this novel as she learns what happened after the kidnap but not where Mercy is now. This means there is at least one more book in the series, if not more. I’d be glad to see this plot line concluded and see Atlee in her full glory without it hanging round her neck like a millstone, because she is glorious, loyal, tough, strong, smart and righteous in a good way. I was also pleased to see John Puller who is another great character. I’d love to see them working together again. Daylight is a good read that I have no hesitation in recommending.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this ARC. Wow, I loved this book. It was fast paced, full of suspense and had so many twists along the way. Atlee Pine is trying to find out what happened to her sister who was taken over 30 years ago. Her leads take her to a person who is also being investigated by someone she knows and they combine forces and work together. There were so many different threads going on in the book which I really liked and it had everything - conspiracies, murders and a great, well thought out plot line. I love the authors writing style and was drawn in from beginning to end. He has created such believable, feisty, determined characters you just root for. I hope we see more of Atlee Pine and look forward to the next book. Just loved this read. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you to NetGalley and Pan MacMillan for this advanced copy of the latest in the series featuring Atlee Pine and in this book, the character of John Puller. Two of my favourite characters, what more can you ask for in this non stop page turner of a book. The action never lets up, throughout the whole story. You are drawn into the murky world of politics and the upper echelons of society, who use their money to cover up any wrong doings and not many do this better than David Baldacci. Hopefully there will be more cross over stories between Pine and Puller. A cracking 5 star read. This has to be one of my all time favourite books by David Baldacci and I have read them all. I would highly recommend this book.
Daylight – An Atlee Pine Classic Daylight is the latest outing for Baldacci’s FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine and her search for her missing sister, Mercy. Picking up on where A Minute to Midnight left off, this book is a seamless continuation of Pine’s long-time search for her sister. In the search for information about her sister’s disappearance Atlee Pine has been given time off from the FBI and has a couple of weeks to resolve her case. She heads over to New Jersey and the Grandson of the person who stole away her sister. Which brings her crashing into Army CID officer John Puller’s case. Finding that they have common cause they work together and that brings them in to the sight lines of people with money, power and drugs. Especially when witnesses disappear or are killed, and their case is closed down without any reason. By investigating the joint case Atlee is kidnapped and looks like she is being set up. But pining something on Atlee will not be easy, she is many things, stupid is not one of them. What Atlee does learn in New Jersey and New York, means she has to head back down south and with the help of the local police and a former sheriff, discovers a leader that brings her a lot closer to her sister. She finds a couple of breadcrumbs that give her hope for her to continue her search, whilst shocking her to the core. David Baldacci has once again written an engrossing thriller that draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Baldacci is the king of the page turner and this book is an example of that.
Absolutely brilliant book! Could barely put it down. So many stories going on at once kept me on the edge of my seat. I really can’t wait for the next Attlee pine book. Loved the fact that it had the puller brothers in it too. David baldacci has become one of my favourite authors - how does he think of so many great stories? Long may he continue
I have long been a fan of David Baldacci's thrillers with John Puller and Atlee Pine, so I was delighted that Daylight has both of these investigators working together. Atlee's investgation into her sister's disappearance collides with John Puller's investigation of drugs being sold to soldiers. As they work together, their investigation of a smalltime NJ criminal triggers the interference of well connected senior officers. Pine and Puller weigh the consequences of ignoring the strong warnings and they must be willing to walk away from their professional achievements. Baldacci's heroes have a strong sense of justice which is particularly attractive during this time of upheaval. If you are looking for a satisfying thriller with a team you can believe in, escape into Baldacci's Daylight!
I have been reading David Baldacci books for many years and without exception they have always been enjoyable page turners. Daylight is the 3rd book featuring FBI agent Atlee Pine and it is every bit as good as the previous novels. I raced through it in a couple of days barely gasping for breath! Atlee Pine is searching for her twin sister Mercy who was kidnapped as a child and the quest has taken her to New Jersey and the brother of Bruno Vincenzo, a mafia mobster. Ito has disappeared and whilst looking for his grandson, Tony, Atlee bumps into John Puller, army investigator and another of Baldacci’s characters who has his own series of books! Puller is looking for Tony in regards to an army drug ring and the two agents decide to work together. As the case continues, life becomes more dangerous for the two investigators and Atlee learns some horrific facts about her twin’s disappearance. Blum, Atlee’s secretary, is also helping out and she proves to be more than adequate for the task. I really loved this book and it was so compelling that I didn’t want to put it down to do any of my normal daily tasks such as eating and sleeping! This is a great read which left me on the last page absolutely desperate to read the next book in the series which is probably at least a year away! Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my advance copy in exchange for an honest review.