David Baldacci Unveils the Cover for His Next Thriller, ‘Long Road to Mercy’

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David Baldacci is one of the top-selling thriller authors on the planet and currently has multiple hit franchises to his name. . . a list that’s about to get even longer later on this year when Long Road to Mercy hits bookstores. 

Baldacci, who has written multiple series in the past, has primarily concentrated on three main protagonists the last few years. Splitting time between Amos Decker, Will Robie, and John Puller, the author continuously lands high on the New York Times bestsellers list no matter which character is starring in his latest book. Now, he’ll be adding a fourth character to his rotation, an FBI agent named Atlee Pine.

Check out the cover art and plot details below!


Long Road to Mercy#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. . . 



Scheduled for publication on November 13th, David Baldacci’s The Long Road to Mercy is now available for pre-order wherever books are sold. 



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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