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Redemption FBI Special Agent Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci s number one New York Times bestselling seriesAmos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he s approached by an unfamiliar man But he instantly recognizes the man s name Meryl Hawkins He s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn t changed He maintains he never committed the murders Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough Read long ago Excellent Unputdownable. David Baldacci s 5th in the Amos Decker series is a brilliant and compulsive thriller with Decker back home in Burlington, Ohio, where his wife, Cassie, daughter, Molly and brother in law, Johnny, died He is there to commemorate what would have been Molly s 14th birthday This tragedy has driven Decker s fierce and implacable obsession to fight for justice After earlier brain injuries, he has been gifted and cursed by hyperthesmia, which means he can forget nothing and synesthesia At Molly s David Baldacci s 5th in the Amos Decker series is a brilliant and compulsive thriller with Decker back home in Burlington, Ohio, where his wife, Cassie, daughter, Molly and brother in law, Johnny, died He is there to commemorate what would have been Molly s 14th birthday This tragedy has driven Decker s fierce and implacable obsession to fight for justice After earlier brain injuries, he has been gifted and cursed by hyperthesmia, which means he can forget nothing and synesthesia At Molly s grave, a man meets him that he doesn t recognise but he knows his name, Meryl Hawkins, now released from prison and dying of cancer Decker had led the investigation that convicted Hawkins of the murder of Don Richards and his 2 children and David Katz, who had dropped in to see Don It was Decker s first murder investigation and the evidence against Hawkins appeared ironclad, but Hawkins proclaims his innocence, asking him to look again at the murders Decker s original cop partner and friend, Mary Lancaster also has doubts about the original conviction Decker cannot bear living with the possibility that he helped to destroy the life of an innocent man, as he commits to reworking this cold case Indications that he is on the right path begin with the stone cold murder of Hawkins Attempts are made on Decker s life, and in a blood drenched case, every lead he has ends up dying as the bodies start piling up As Mary is forced to recuse herself when her husband, Earl, turns out to be the alibi of a possible suspect, Blake Natty is appointed to lead the case from the police end, and he and his superior, Pete Childress, are determined that Decker takes no further part in the case and leaves Ohio Decker is having none of this, relentless in his pursuit of the truth He is joined and assisted by a familiar face and friend, Melvin Mars, a man who spent 20 years in prison and on death row in Texas, until Decker proved his innocence Decker finds that old sins cast long shadows as he seeks redemption for his past errors as an inexperienced murder detective.This is a fast paced, complex and compulsive thriller, well constructed, and packed with suspense and tension Baldacci is an expert at drawing in the reader and keeping them hooked right up to the tense last pages of the novel His protagonist, Decker, is an interesting and unusual character, trapped in past traumas with memories that will never fade away, he is slowly and surely being destroyed unless he can learn to shift direction and create stronger personal ties with his friends that roots him in the present rather than the past This is a highly intense, thrilling and entertaining read with a diverse cast of characters, showcasing Baldacci s considerable skills in writing nail biting thrillers Highly recommended Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC In another thrilling novel, David Baldacci places Amos Decker in the middle of a case that will require all his attention While visiting his daughter s grave, Amos Decker is approached by a man he put away for murder over a decade ago Released for compassionate reasons, the man professes that his conviction was wrong and that Decker needs to reevaluate the work he did when serving with the local police department Now, armed with a task and reunited with his former partner, Decker is trying to In another thrilling novel, David Baldacci places Amos Decker in the middle of a case that will require all his attention While visiting his daughter s grave, Amos Decker is approached by a man he put away for murder over a decade ago Released for compassionate reasons, the man professes that his conviction was wrong and that Decker needs to reevaluate the work he did when serving with the local police department Now, armed with a task and reunited with his former partner, Decker is trying to piece together the narrative from the murder When the original accused is murdered himself, Decker can only surmise that someone is trying to silence an attempt to find justice The further he digs, theDecker uncovers, though some of it is surely as painful for him as it is for the families of the victims and the accused When others die, Decker refuses to let that deter him and forges ahead at full speed The town of Burlington, Ohio may have changed after all these years, but there are still secrets that linger, including one that could destroy its bucolic nature Can Decker save all that he holds dear without allowing his past to fade into oblivion Another wonderful novel by Baldacci, who has been keeping the Decker series fresh and insightful for fans Recommended for those who love a good mystery and have followed the series from its inception.I have long been a fan of David Baldacci and his work, having seen him through many series over a number of years I became curious about Amos Decker from the start, as the premise caught my attention from the outset With a well established backstory, Amos Decker would appear to have little to offer the reader, though his past is always coming back to work its magic and old cases receive new life As the story begins with Decker returning to Burlington, the reader is taken back and discovers some of the pain the series protagonist has been holding onto over the past number of years Others add depth and intrigue to the story and propel Decker forward to make key choices that not only move the mystery in a key direction, but also help to give the characters entertaining Moving into the fifth novel in this series, there is little lag as Baldacci continues to offer fresh and interesting directions for his protagonist With a mix of short chapters and those withdepth to build suspense, Baldacci pulls the reader in from the outset and shows why he is at the top of his game I cannot wait to see what else he has in store for his fans and what sort of directions things will go in the foreseeable future.Kudos, Mr Baldacci, for never letting up and keeping this series full of twists for those who like to be surprised Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge I love Amos Decker so the moment I saw this book on the bookshop shelves I bought it, came home, and settled down in my favourite chair for a really good read And it was good, very good in fact.Amos is struggling badly Had she lived he would have been celebrating his daughter s birthday and he is blind sided with grief for his dead wife and child He is also experiencing very strange symptoms from his brain condition, and he feels the need to be away from his friends and suffer on his own Luc I love Amos Decker so the moment I saw this book on the bookshop shelves I bought it, came home, and settled down in my favourite chair for a really good read And it was good, very good in fact.Amos is struggling badly Had she lived he would have been celebrating his daughter s birthday and he is blind sided with grief for his dead wife and child He is also experiencing very strange symptoms from his brain condition, and he feels the need to be away from his friends and suffer on his own Luckily those friends do not take no for an answer and he soon finds himself being supported in his personal life while working hard to solve a particularly complicated case.There are an awful lot of dead bodies in this book, many visits to the morgue and a huge amount of very detailed and very smart police work Some of the goodies turn out to be baddies and hardly anyone is who they seem to be I suppose someone very smart could guess who killed who and why but I had to be patient and wait until Decker explained it all I enjoyed it enormously and hope that the author is planning a book 6

  • Kindle Edition
  • 432 pages
  • Redemption
  • David Baldacci
  • English
  • 08 October 2019

About the Author: David Baldacci

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because every mom needs a break now and then He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996 it was subsequently adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star In total, David has published 40 novels for adults all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television His novels have been translated intothan 45 languages and sold inthan 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales David has also published seven novels for younger readers David and his wife, Michelle, are the co founders of the Wish You Well Foundation , which supports family and adult literacy programs in the United States In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger Through Feeding Body Mind,than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.A lifelong Virginian, David is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law.


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