A Minute to Midnight (Signed Book)

A Minute to Midnight (Signed Book)

by David Baldacci

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FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to reopen the investigation of her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer beginning a reign of terror, in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.

FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped—and likely killed—thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.

Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil—and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets—some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life—digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538717882
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
XXX1000 21 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.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Don't bother with this serious. Just re-read any of the excellent King and Maxwell books. Atlee Pine is nothing but a clone of Michelle Maxwell, (my favorite, btw.) Traumatic childhood event...check. Failed Olympic athlete... check. Female martial arts expert...check. So sad to see Baldacci, once my favorite author, sink so low, especially after failing to deliver any new King and Maxwell books.
RebelReader 20 hours ago
Takes a little while to get into the plot, but hard to put down the last 100 or so pages. Always interesting how authors use fill to extend the size of a book. An avid reader knows how to hit the high spots while picking up needed tidbits. The juice or the meat of the coconut always comes later. Good bathroom book due to chapter size. I'd buy it again.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Enjoyed the book. Can't wait for the next Atlee adventure.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Excellent storyline line & characters...surprise ending
Anonymous 1 days ago
I really enjoyed the first installment, this one was a let down. I'm a huge fan of his, hoping the next one makes up for this one.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Enjoyed the twists and turns - fun read that kept me turning pages long after I should have been asleep!
Anonymous 1 days ago
A great book,,once I got into it I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 1 days ago
I love every book that David Baldacci has ever written. This is every bit as good and I cant wait to read the next Atlee Pine book.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Great segue into the continuing mystery of what happened to Mercy.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Why do authors like Baldacci not hold their publishers or managers in check . Cant be bothered with a plot summary? Are they so arrogant that they think it will sell anyway? I LOVE his books but tired of no info about book not thanka
Anonymous 1 days ago
I enjoyed the first book in the series but did not find this book as entertaining. It as if he couldn't decide which of the two story lines he wanted to develop. I have read the majority of his books and enjoy his books and I will read the next book in the series.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Character building and background takes a long time.Convoluted story line and gratuitous violence. Disappointed.Still a Baldacci fan though.
Anonymous 1 days ago
As usual, I am never disappointed! Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Wonderfully written. Very interesting and kept you always wondering what was going to happen next. Baldacci at his best.
Anonymous 2 days ago
enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting .looking forward to his next in the series
Anonymous 2 days ago
David never disappoints his readers. This book is packed full of twists, turns, and suspense.
Anonymous 2 days ago
lookimg forward to mext chapter
Anonymous 2 days ago
Twist and turns you do not expect!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Enjoyed the storylines.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Excellent well written keeps you reading long into the night,.
Anonymous 2 days ago
I, too, am tired of no real description of his books. This book, apparently, is another Atlee Pine novel. I am purchasing, but it is sad I have to read a summary on another website before I decide to buy. B&N, this is happening a lot! I'm getting disappointed and frustrated by this!
colo48 10 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 17 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.