A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine Series #2)

A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine Series #2)

by David Baldacci

Hardcover(Large Print)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his next blockbuster thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538734032
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Series: Atlee Pine Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 17,027
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.


Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia


B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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A Minute to Midnight 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
XXX1000 18 days ago
I'm not sure he wrote it and, if he did, I'm not sure why. I know he's setting up another series, but I won't be reading them. Worst book of his I've read. He is not good with female repartee and the character does not have many redeeming qualities. Disappointing book. Another quirk. There are three characters of whom he has to describe their wardrobe every time they appear. Not all, just three.
colo48 8 days ago
I agree with xxx1000. Worst Baldacci book I've read. Unsympathetic protagonist, a stew of so many plot lines, way too complicatede, barely finished it.
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MonnieR 15 days ago
Have I mentioned that I really like this new series? Why yes - yes I did - when I read the first one last year. To that one I gave a resounding 5-star rating, and if anything, I enjoyed this one even more. Atlee, a tall weightlifter now an FBI agent based in a relatively remote part of Arizona, has been on a 30-year quest to find out what really happened to her twin sister, Mercy. In the night back then, someone came into their bedroom, snatched Mercy and gave Atlee a whack on the head that nearly killed her. So far, her efforts to learn anything more about Mercy have led to dead ends; but now, she's got to ratchet up her search a few notches because she lost her cool on the job by unnecessarily beating up a killer she's just captured (and if she does that again, she'll lose her job as well). Advised (make that ordered) to take some time off, Atlee and her very capable assistant Carol Blum head to Andersonville, Georgia, and the now-old house from which Mercy was taken all those years ago. Their father is dead - a declared suicide - and their mother inexplicably took off for parts unknown to Atlee. Not long after they arrive, though, a local woman is found dead - murdered, positioned and dressed in a ritualistic fashion. A Georgia FBI guy is called in for the official investigation, but shorthanded, he welcomes Atlee's help. Then, another murder happens with a similar M.O. Could it be there's a serial killer on the loose? At that point, another FBI guy arrives to help; turns out he and Atlee have a history that wasn't all that pleasant for either of them. As they try to overcome their history and work together on the murder cases, Atlee continues to collect information on what happened to her family (with a little help from the very sympathetic FBI guys). Interviews with local folks who knew the family back then unearth new leads as well as the surprising awareness that not everything Atlee has been told was the absolute truth - some of it not even close. It all builds to an exciting ending as well as, of course, enough loose ends to get a good start on the next book. And that, hopefully, will not be long in coming.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Used to love this author. The main character in this book is awkward and stilted and not sure who actually is writing these stories. This book is absolutely NOT the same quality as earlier works. Very disappointing.