David Baldacci

David Baldacci – A Minute to Midnight

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020
Broadcast Date
Sunday 2 August

In a Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival first, we bring you our first transatlantic session. David will talk to us from his home in the USA about his new novel and its fascinating protagonist, Special Agent Atlee Pine. This is an intensely personal story.

It began with the novel, Long Road to Mercy. Atlee’s twin sister was abducted from their bedroom more than thirty years before, and she has spent all that long time wondering where she is. This incident is what propelled Atlee into dedicating her life to catching criminals.

A Minute to Midnight is the brilliant follow-up to Long Road to Mercy. This story may have some answers and Atlee wonders if a serial killer, currently in jail, may know what happened to her sister, Mercy.

But then the picture reforms itself as Atlee is suspended after conduct thought to be inappropriate in the arrest of a suspect. This only serves to intensify the plot as she devotes all her time to finding out what became of Mercy.

David talks to Lee Randall.

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