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Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly conseuences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling seriesAmos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington Ohio. 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 detectiveThis 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 Marriage by Deception 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 detectiveThis 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

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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 uickly enou. The author is one of my all time favorites meaning anything he writes I want to read And from the start four books ago his Memory Man series was a big hit with me This one the fifth adds another five star entry Detective Amos Decker is a very intriguing character as a result of a football injury he developed hyperthymesia which causes him to remember every detail of every single day whether he wants to or not as well as synesthia abilities associating colors with people and objects But I have to admit my initial attraction was at a far human level He played football at THE Ohio State University go bucks and the aforementioned football injury that ended his sports career happened on the first play as a member of the Cleveland Browns yep my favorite NFL team needless to say I live in OhioEarlier in the series Decker s wife and daughter were murdered imagine being forced to remember every detail of that for the rest of your life and in this book he s returned to Burlington Ohio to visit the cemetery as he always does on his daughter Molly s birthday An aging tattered and battered man interrupts Decker who realizes it s Meryl Hawkins his first arrest for murder back when he was a newbie on the force Released from prison because of a terminal illness Hawkins knew of Decker s annual cemetery visits thanks to information from Decker s former partner Mary Lancaster When he gets Decker s reluctant attention Hawkins insists he was not guilty as charged and pleads with Decker to prove his innocenceThat s not a project Decker wants to undertake given that it could mean he was instrumental in putting an innocent man behind bars Besides that Decker s boss back at the FBI isn t happy that he s thinking of going rogue yet again and he orders Decker s current partner Alex Jamison who s with him in Burlington back to the office as an aside another personal coinkidink My mother s maiden name was JamisonBut when evidence turns up that Hawkins might have been wrongly convicted Decker and his memories can t walk away even if it jeopardizes his FBI work Complicating matters further is that a personal connection means Lancaster who was willing to help out is forced to recuse herself from the investigation leaving Decker pretty much on his own On the plus side Jamison contacts Decker s old friend Melvin Mars who insists on helping despite Decker s protests The two make a great combination and that makes for a great story that s both complex and exciting For the record this book stands well on its own but I have no doubt I enjoyed it because I d read its predecessors which I recommend that others new to the series should do as well not only for that reason but simply because they re all so enjoyable As for me I say keep em coming Promises in Tumble Creek 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 uickly enou. The author is one of my all time favorites meaning anything he writes I want to read And from the start four books ago his Memory Man series was a big hit with me This one the fifth adds another five star entry Detective Amos Decker is a very intriguing character as a result of a football injury he developed hyperthymesia which causes him to remember every detail of every single day whether he wants to or not as well as synesthia abilities associating colors with people and objects But I have to admit my initial attraction was at a far human level He played football at THE Ohio State University go bucks and the aforementioned football injury that ended his sports career happened on the first play as a member of the Cleveland Browns Mischief and Marriage yep my favorite NFL team needless to say I live in OhioEarlier in the series Decker s wife and daughter were murdered imagine being forced to remember every detail of that for the rest of Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, your life and in this book he s returned to Burlington Ohio to visit the cemetery as he always does on his daughter Molly s birthday An aging tattered and battered man interrupts Decker who realizes it s Meryl Hawkins his first arrest for murder back when he was a newbie on the force Released from prison because of a terminal illness Hawkins knew of Decker s annual cemetery visits thanks to information from Decker s former partner Mary Lancaster When he gets Decker s reluctant attention Hawkins insists he was not guilty as charged and pleads with Decker to prove his innocenceThat s not a project Decker wants to undertake given that it could mean he was instrumental in putting an innocent man behind bars Besides that Decker s boss back at the FBI isn t happy that he s thinking of going rogue Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, yet again and he orders Decker s current partner Alex Jamison who s with him in Burlington back to the office as an aside another personal coinkidink My mother s maiden name was JamisonBut when evidence turns up that Hawkins might have been wrongly convicted Decker and his memories can t walk away even if it jeopardizes his FBI work Complicating matters further is that a personal connection means Lancaster who was willing to help out is forced to recuse herself from the investigation leaving Decker pretty much on his own On the plus side Jamison contacts Decker s old friend Melvin Mars who insists on helping despite Decker s protests The two make a great combination and that makes for a great story that s both complex and exciting For the record this book stands well on its own but I have no doubt I enjoyed it because I d read its predecessors which I recommend that others new to the series should do as well not only for that reason but simply because they re all so enjoyable As for me I say keep em coming

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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. This fast paced smart well developed gripping crime thriller which brings back one of my favorite book characters Amos Decker aka Memory Man Remembering everything is a great gift for solving murders handling loose ends by bringing back the images you stocked like unlocking your personal cloud which full of memories But also can be curse to remember your loved ones taking away from you It was like living a nightmare over and over again This time Decker goes back to his hometown to honor the memories of his wife and daughter by visiting their graves At his redemption place he sees a ghost from his past A man he has convicted 13 years ago who has a terminal disease claiming his innocence By helping this ex convict Amos Decker tries to atone his sins and face his inner demons On previous books Decker was acting like a robot building walls around him to minimize human connection and only Jamison and his new friend ex convict Mars were able to open small cracks on his walls fighting against his social barriersOn this book by slowly making peace with his past Decker starts to communicate with the people even he starts accepting human touch He still remembers the past tragedies suffers from panic attacks and obsessed with his family house but he takes a big step on his life At the end our character does not only bring justice to the wrongly convicted man he also moves farther a little bit and learns to embrace his past to have a real future I loved twisted crime story and smartly developed plot but mostly I enjoyed to see the development of the character


10 thoughts on “Redemption

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    In another thrilling novel David Baldacci places Amos Decker in the middle of a case that will reuire all his attention While visiting his daughter’s grave Amos Decker is approached by a man he put away for murder over a

  3. says:

    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 factAmos is struggling badly Had she lived he would have been celebrating his daughter's birthday and he is blind sided with g

  4. says:

    Perhaps Mr Decker's character is played out Perhaps Mr Baldacci has run out of interesting writing ideas as this story is a near snoozer 3 of 10 star zzz

  5. says:

    This fast paced smart well developed gripping crime thriller which brings back one of my favorite book characters Amos Decker aka “Memory Man”Remembering everything is a great gift for solving murders handlin

  6. says:

    In this 5th book in the 'Amos Decker' series the detective re investigates a multiple murder that occurred 13 years ago The book can be read as a standaloneFormer Burlington Ohio homicide detective Amos Decker is now a consultant for

  7. says:

    The author is one of my all time favorites meaning anything he writes I want to read And from the start four books ago his Memory Man series was a big hit with me This one the fifth adds another five star entry Detective Amos Decker is a very intriguing character; as a result of a football injury he developed hyperthymesia which causes him to remember every detail of every single day whether he wants to or n

  8. says:

    Can you ever go wrong when reading a David Baldacci book?? Nope not in this case Once again he has written a FANTASTIC story By far one of my favorite series of all time Very entertaining and you don’t even have

  9. says:

    Amos Decker a cop who also done some work with the FBI is visiting his home town of Burlington Ohio on his daughter’s birthday Well accurately it’s his late daughter as she and her mother Decker’s beloved wife were

  10. says:

    Read long ago Excellent Unputdownable

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