Awful! too long winded, ridiculous premise, so many things totally implausible! Thought of putting aside a nice miner of times, wish I had not wanted the time. I have read Baldacci for years, but no more.
I have read essentially all Baldacci's books. This one was OK, but I felt like there should be "another chapter" at the end. The storyline simply "stopped". I assume it is meant to continue in the next book but the ending here was not very satisfying.
I cannot wait to read the next novel with the Atlee Pine character. I want her to find her sister so bad. It took me a little time to get invested with all the characters in Daylight but once I did, it was, as most of the time, one that I stay up all night reading.
Baldacci overdid it with the bad guys / good guys , very tiring and disappointing .
A good addition to one of my favorite series. It wasn't as much of a page turner as the first two, but a good read. I like both the Atlee and Carol Blum characters. Carol is an older woman who is portrayed as smart and capable. Atlee is intelligent, brave and the kind of person you want on your side. I wish Baldacci would give her a love interest...I kinda thought Nick Laredo was going to fill that role and then we meet John Puller in this one and I have to say he's my kind of hero.
In the event a reader has missed the first two books, Baldacci gives readers a solid backstory in the first few chapters. That reading was kind of dry and read more like a junior high student writing an essay than a Baldacci adventure and thrill read. I wondered if he had a ghost write those because the voice was slightly different and dull reading. The dullness wasn't because I'd read the prior books and knew what had happened, but the writing just wasn't that solid. But once those introductory chapters are dealt with the story takes off. The story does have some gritty points but it's not overwhelmingly gory. Actually it's not gory at all but there are some fight scenes and I have to admit I liked reading Atlee take on some real a-holes.
There are two story lines that run both together and parallel. One is resolved because we are told it was -- but I wanted to hear more about that ending. The other is the thread that started in book 1 and continues on. The revelations on that one are jaw dropping. So far book 4 doesn't seem to be in the works but I'm hoping to hear more about it soon.
I love the character Atlee Pine. With this book you get (2) cases for the price of one. I look forward to the next book. I read this book through the “Cloud Library”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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