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Another masterpiece in the Atlee Pine series, but . . .
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 23, 2020
I loved the book. It took Atlee Pine out of her comfort zone, and moved her east to join an investigation John Puller. She and her assistant, Carol Blum were pulled off of her investigation of her sister Mercy's disappearance in Andersonville, GA to work with Puller on a case of national importance.
She has discovered the identity of Mercy's kidnapper, and he has a connection to this complicated investigation, as does John Puller's younger brother Robert.
This is one of the most convoluted stories that Baldacci has written in a while, but I couldn't put it down. Since COVID-19 had me homebound, I finished it in a day.
Baldacci may need to have a meeting with his proofreader, though. In the 3rd paragraph on page 204, he states, "A captain in the Navy was of equal rank with a major in the Army..." A Navy captain (06) is of equal rank with an Army colonel. On the 5th paragraph on page 206, Navy captain Gloria Miles states, "I'm waiting to take command of a Freedom-Class LCS..." An LCS is a Littoral Combat Ship, and the Skipper is a Navy commander (05). Nitpicking, maybe, but it jumped right off the page to me.