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"FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed."--
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ♭2020.
ISBN: 9781538761694
Characteristics: 406 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jan 23, 2021

David Baldacci's DAYLIGHT is a another great read. This is the 3rd book in his Atlee Pine series. As with the other two, the story is something of a double helix. FBI duties related to her job as an agent, entwined with her never ending search for her twin sister who was kidnapped when they were young girls. This novel has an added attraction in that her search for her sister crosses paths with an Army CID investigation of drug dealing on an Army base - which turns out to be a much bigger investigation into things way beyond drugs on one base. So she teams up once again with Army CWO John Puller (4 Baldacci books in that series) and they help each other out with their separate investigations. No other spoilers from me other than Pine makes some strategic leaps forward in finding her sister - that at the end of this book, she has once again hit a brick wall.

Jan 23, 2021

I couldn't get into this book at all. in the beginning all I could think was, Enough already. Just give up and move on. Also I thought it was unrealistic that the FBI was giving Attlee so much time to conduct the search for Mercy. The only redeeming feature was that John Puller was in the book too. However, as the book progressed, it got better and the ending though not plausible is indeed possible and paves the way for yet another book in this series.

Jan 09, 2021

This is an excellent read. I loved the combining of the Atlee Pine and John Puller protagonists. The twists and turns will keep one moving along. Great book.

Jan 08, 2021

Really enjoy the combination of Atlee Pine and Puller (characters from two different series). They work well together and make for a intriguing storyline. Throw in 2 apparently different storylines and find a way to meld them together makes for one interesting drama. It constantly kept me guessing. Just when Pine and Puller seemed to get somewhere, the rug gets pulled from under them. I liked the way they found a way to "win". When the 2 storylines were pulled apart at the very end, it was kind of a let down but a great read.

Dec 29, 2020

I would echo bgibson's comments. The first two Atlee Pine books were good. This third one, still on the search for twin Mercy, is cluttered with a unbelievable plot. The search for Mercy seems to have gotten lost in the process.
Recommend "cheating" and going to near the end of the book where it goes back to the search for Mercy and provides a pretty good summary.
I found this third book not worth the trouble to read and a big disappointment.

Dec 28, 2020

Ugh. The core storyline of Pine searching for her sister holds together well, and I've enjoyed the earlier Puller series. However, the story that brings Pine and Puller together is too far a stretch for me. That aspects just falls into the category of grand conspiracy where the conspirators aren't terribly bright and it's a wonder they pulled it off at all.

Dec 19, 2020

This is by far my favorite novel in this series, and one of the best of David Baldacci's novels. The author ties multiple stories of chasing drug dealers doing business out of Fort Dix, an Army base, high level corruption in the federal government, blackmail, multiple murders, and FBI agent Atlee Pine still trying to track down information that will lead her to her twin sister, Mercy, and possibly her mother. Throw in military investigator John Puller and his brother and you end up with a book that is really hard to put down. I thought the interaction between Atlee Pine and John Puller - leads of different series of Baldacci books was much better done than his previous book where he tried to create interaction between John Puller and Amos Decker, which just simply didn't work. In this book, both characters are very driven to "get their man" and can definitely "kick ass and take names." The case links between the two seemed a little bit gray but I still thought the overall story was well done.

Dec 09, 2020

Have read all of his books and have never been disappointed. Another winner.

Nov 23, 2020

not just good but a great book , finished in one day👍

Aug 13, 2020

I would love to read this but am eagerly awaiting the downloadable audio book.

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