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(Atlee Pine #3)

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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.

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as
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Published November 17th 2020 by Grand Central Publishing
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Mike Marsbergen You don't need to, as Baldacci does bring the reader up to speed where needed, but seeing as how this is basically John Puller #4.5, I'd personally re…moreYou don't need to, as Baldacci does bring the reader up to speed where needed, but seeing as how this is basically John Puller #4.5, I'd personally recommend reading them first. For Puller's side of the story (and he seems to have a fairly heavy part), it builds on what we've seen from him and his family so far.(less)
Lisa Hagy Enjoyed the book thoroughly but this made no sense to me! I thought I missed something.
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This is the third of David Baldacci's FBI agent Atlee Pine series, a woman traumatised from childhood when her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted in Andersonville, Georgia. At long last, harrowing daylight is shed on what happened Mercy after her abduction. Pine has been granted a few further days by her FBI boss, Clint Dobbs, for her and her administrative support, Carol Blum, to continue looking into what happened to Mercy. She is further forward in what she now knows, she is certain that Ito Vi ...more
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Baldacci is a prolific author whose books are reliably good. I was very pleased to receive this book to review. It is the third book in the Atlee Pine series and, unusually, I have not read the earlier books but it Is not necessary for the enjoyment of this one. FBI agent Atlee Pine, based in Arizona, is having a mini sabbatical to learn what happened to her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted when they were both six years old. As she is following a lead in Trenton, New Jersey, she crosse ...more
Daylight is the third Atlee Pine FBI thriller novel. Here, Agent Pine is following leads on a personal quest to find her missing sister, Mercy, in a plotline obviously developed in the first two novels in the series. In the course of investigating such leads, Agent Pine crosses paths with an Army CID officer simultaneously pursuing the same lead in an unrelated case. Indeed, after they join forces, they stumble into a gigantic coverup of epic proportions.

The storyline involving searching for Me
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This feels like a very speedy follow up to the previous book. Baldacci must be working overtime and I am not complaining.

Daylight continues Atlee's search for her long lost twin sister, Mercy. There has always been the smallest chance that Mercy could still be alive, and this chance is getting stronger. However what kind of person she will be if she is ever found is unknown. It would appear that her childhood was traumatic to say the least.

Baldacci does a crossover in this book and brings in Joh
Gloria Arthur
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️4 Stars⭐️
Daylight is an action Packed crime thriller featuring kick ass FBI agent Atlee Pine along with her loyal assistant Carol Blum. Together the women continue in their search for Atlee's twin sister, Mercy.

Daylight is Baldacci's third book in the Atlee Pine Series. In this book she is on a sabbatical from her FBI role to follow leads in the search for her sister and to resolve the mystery surrounding the night she was left injured and her sister disappeared three decades ago when they wer
Mandy White
Atlee Pine is back and is like a dog with a bone! This is the 3rd book in this series and once again she is on the trail of her missing sister Mercy. I strongly recommend that these books are read in order to fully understand Atlee and her motivations. In Daylight she teams up with another much loved Baldacci character in John Pullen and they make a formidable team

This is an action packed adventure for the FBI agent and the Military CID who cross paths unintentionally whilst working their cases
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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When you read a book by author David Baldacci, you come to expect a certain level of writing that you know will keep you locked in for the entire book. In Daylight, the third Atlee Pine FBI thriller novel, Baldacci does not disappoint. This book can be read as a standalone, however the first two books are equally as good, so I really recommend reading them if you can.

From the very first chapter, Baldacci had me captivated by the action-packed plot. In the third book, FBI Agent Atlee Pine is fol
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You can never go wrong with David Baldacci. Addictively readable, high-octane thriller with a super badass female heroine who puts other kickass cops to shame. The best part about her is that her gender is not tokenized or made the focus of the story. She is just a kick ass protagonist, the best FBI agent in the story, and she also so happens to be a woman.

This book is the third in the Atlee Pine series, but it’s that rare series book you can just pick up and get right into the action. No feelin
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"the truth is whatever you can convince people it is..."

I really really like John Puller (Army CID series) and this time his brother, Robert Puller also joined! They both were a major supporting cast as the case John was pursuing lead him to Atlee Pine and her assistant Carol Blum.

Do the Puller brothers make you think of the Reacher brothers? 🤔

I got lost reading Daylight. If you read the previous Atlee Pine books, we are still searching for Mercy. And we shall continue searching in book #4.....
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read! I raced through it. It's been too long since I've read one of David Baldacci's books and I will try not to let that happen again! This was the third in the Atlee Pine series, but it could have easily stood alone - I hadn't read the other two and I still loved this book.

Atlee Pine is an FBI agent, on leave from her job, while she searches for her twin sister Mercy, who was abducted in Georgia when they were six. She's finally starting to find a few clues when she unintenti
Sean Peters
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from one of the best thriller authors..

But as a reader with have two for one, and some guest appearances...

The third in the Atlee Pine series..

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.

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of si
In this third book in the Atlee Pine series, FBI agent Pine and John Puller have to work together to achieve their goal. Their stories are separate but intertwined. And they will both have to walk the tightrope of conspiracy if they’re to learn the truth.

Time is running out for Pine to find her disappeared twin sister, Mercy.

Pine and her assistant, Carol Bloom, make their way to the home of Teddy Vincenzo, who Pine believes is guilty of the abduction. There, she learns that Teddy is in prison an
Val Wheeler
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's always a thrill to see a new David Baldacci book coming out and even more exciting to be approved for first look to review the book. for the publishers, so thank you to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan. I think I have read all of David's books and they just keep getting better and better.

This thriller doesn't disappoint. Its the third in the Atlee Pine series. Atlee's taking a little time out from her job as an FBI Agent to spend some time looking to find her missing sister, Mercy from over 30 y
Adrian Dooley
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So not only is this my first Atlee Pine read, it’s my first novel by David Baldacci and boy I may be late to the party but glad I got there.

The aforementioned Pine is a female FBI agent in her 30s with a troubled family history. Here she continues the pursuit of her missing twin sister Mercy, missing since they were 6 years old.

Her enquiries have her cross paths with an army CID officer, John Puller, who is pursuing a similar lead and she ends up helping him along the way, where they uncover w
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Sometimes dredging up the past can be more devastating than people realize."

This book left me completely stunned. I stayed up late to finish it and then just sat there for a while, trying to recover from the sucker punch that is the ending. It was that good. Definitely my favorite Atlee book so far!

Atlee Pine continues to find out what happened to her twin sister, who was abducted from their bedroom when they where children. But every time she takes one step closer to solving the mystery of wh
Sharon Metcalf
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you've read and enjoyed the first two instalments of the Atlee Pine series you should definitely grab Daylight as I'm sure you will not be disappointed with book 3.    This latest novel by David Baldacci sees Atlee and her sidekick (assistant) Carol Blum back in action solving crimes, fighting bad guys and trying to bring hardened crims and corrupt members of society to justice.  As always Atlee and Carol find themselves in some hairy situations but as the book came to its end I realised the ...more
Caitlin Reads
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My dad has been reading and recommending David Baldacci to me for YEARS and I didn’t listen. After reading Daylight, I am seriously beating myself up for that. This is book 3 in the Atlee Pines series but I was able to easily follow along. There is a brief description in the beginning which caught me up quickly. I definitely do want to go back and read the first two books now of course because this was so good.

Atlee Pine, a FBI agent, and John Puller, an Army CID agent, are long-time friends th
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Daylight is the third book in David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine Series. As with most series, it would be advisable to start from the beginning but it isn’t essential as you can catch up pretty quickly.

FBI Agent Atlee’s twin sister Mercy was abducted from the family when they were six years old. The search for what happened to her sister leads Atlee to Trenton, New Jersey. While she is about to approach the grandson of the man she believes is responsible for the kidnapping, she inadvertently interfere
Aniruddha M
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book was actually the first book about Agent Pine and even though I didn't feel like I have missed too much while reading this book and I could without any problem follow the story I will certainly going to read catch up with previous books. I really enjoyed reading this one and I believe the rest book in this series would be awesome too.

I'm really glad that I found book in this genre with amazing female protagonist! I was a little afraid I would like her too much because I'm really picky
Nancy McFarlane
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure how Atlee Pine's search for information about the disappearance of her twin over 20 years ago could get more involved and more intense but Baldacci found a way to up the suspense and the anxiety in his newest Atlee Pine novel. As usual while tracking down leads in Mercy’s kidnapping Atlee finds herself in the middle of another case. This time the army is also involved, and John Puller and Atlee are working together. One of the best yet with surprises that you will not believe.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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This is another good book in the Atlee Pine series. There is plenty of action, intrigue and danger. The book is a quick, easy read and a solid mystery.

In this book, Atlee continues the search for her sister. It takes her to New Jersey where she hopes to find the man who kidnapped Atlee's sister and injured her. Her journey takes her straight into the middle of John Puller's drug investigation at a nearby military base. The duo join f
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gritty, pacey, and menacing!

Daylight is an action-packed, suspenseful thriller that sees FBI agent Atlee Pine working with Army CID investigator John Puller when cases from the past and present collide and bodies are piling up everywhere, suspects are numerous, coercion and corruption seem to be rampant, and danger lurks around every corner.

The prose is crisp and precise. The characters are driven, tenacious, and resilient. And the plot is an engrossing, fast-paced tale full of twists, turns, in
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
What a wonderful introduction to David Baldacci's books. I'm happy that I didn't have to read the previous books in the series before starting Daylight, but I am absolutely backtracking into the Atlee Pine series for sure.

It's a captivating read filled with smart back-and-forth dialogue and two main characters I will want more from.


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Mojo Shivers
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series has been something of anomaly. Ostensibly it’s about an FBI agent who mans the field office in the Grand Canyon as the only agent there. It made for a unique set-up and location, which was a huge selling point for the first book. As plots go you can’t get more out of the box than someone threatening to detonate a nuclear device in a National Park.

But then the second book saw Atlee travel to Atlanta to solve a murder and this book took her to New York to uncover a blackmail operation
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This #3 in this series had every indication of being another winning book by Baldacci. All the great things we’ve come to expect from this author. My only question is how many books are planned in this series? At what point do we want resolution to the question of where is Mercy? I really thought that this one would find her. Problem is when a new book in the series comes out, I have to go back and re-read the previous offerings so I can remember what happened.
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Mystery / Thriller
*Rating* 4.0


Daylight is the third installment in author David Baldacci's Atlee Pine series. This story begins right where A Minute to Midnight finished. Atlee Pine is a Special Agent with the FBI assigned to the remote and isolated wilds of the western U.S. as a Resident Agent. She's also criminal profiler specializing in serial killers--a field she became interested in after her twin sister Mercy was abducted and she was left for dead. With
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of Baldacci as well as a fan of this series. It's nice to have a female protagonist who is a total badass. I am also a big fan of what Baldacci has done the last couple of books when he brings in other characters from different series for cameos. Atlee Pine is easy to root for and is a great character. I look forward to see in what direction Baldacci takes her
Gloria ~ mzglorybe
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This third installment of the series featuring FBI Agent Atlee Pine, takes the reader along on her quest for answers as to her sisters abduction decades prior. She takes some time off work with her sidekick Carol in following a lead, in which she literally bumps into John Puller, a military investigator with the Army’s CID, another of Baldacci’s characters. They’ve met before but not in the same novel. I love when an author will mix up characters of various series and cross them over into each o ...more
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David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, "because every mom needs a break now and then.”) He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; it was subsequ ...more

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