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 interferes with an investigation by John Puller, an Army CID officer. (David Baldacci has a separate series starring Puller so fans will especially enjoy the pairing of the two characters.) They join together as Puller’s case gets more and more complicated as what starts as a drug investigation is turning out to be much more menacing.
This is an action-packed book that leads Atlee and Puller into a network of crime that may reach to the highest levels within the government. While Atlee is supposed to be searching for clues about her sister, the body count in Puller’s case keeps rising and Puller needs her help as they both become targets. Amidst the unraveling of this intricate network of conspiracy, Atlee continues to get closer to the truth leading her to discoveries about her family she never expected.
Baldacci is a wonderful storyteller and in addition to a compelling storyline, he has created an appealing group of secondary characters that enrich the book. I’m very glad I started the series and even more pleased that Book #3 has turned out to be the best one yet. Atlee is a great character to root for and I look forward to more.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Book Group and author David Baldacci for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this enjoyable book.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Thriller.
Publication date: November 17, 2020.
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