A FEMALE FBI AGENT ON THE CASE
LONG ROAD TO MERCY David Baldacci Loot.co.za (R219) MACMILLAN
Baldacci steps up to a new level with the introduction of FBI agent Atlee Pine, an original, feisty, female lead character. Tall, athletic and a former Olympic-standard weight-lifter and specialist in martial arts, she’s a natural loner, posted to the wilds of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
But she is also a twin whose sister, at the age of six, was abducted from their bedroom by a serial killer. Pine is called to investigate the disappearance of a rider in the canyon, whose mule is killed and mutilated. So begins a story that involves a nuclear device, and sees the agent turn into a female version of Jason Bourne.