Redemption

Redemption

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Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in this compelling Memory Man thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci .
Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name.
It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago?
Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions....
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781538761410
1538761416
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,24 cm.

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2greyts
Oct 04, 2019

Oh, the angst. Too many people murdered, that is, until the denouement. Then, of course, it all makes sense. Bloc inhabitants have no reverence for life. Still and nevertheless, way too much going on. Decker is changing, fashioning a new persona and potential future for himself.

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danblocker
Sep 29, 2019

I love Baldacci! At first, I thought I knew who the killer was and I was going to skip ahead and read the end. Glad I didn't! Surprise ending! David Baldacci rarely disappoints me

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whipper
Sep 20, 2019

Best Amos Decker book yet. Very interesting and a page turner

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billhorton11
Sep 20, 2019

I had to come back to this book a couple of times before completing it. A great start that suffered several flats along the way. I began to wonder if the author had taken a break while writing it as well. Surely just me. Maybe the cast is tired. Maybe I'm tired? Will Baldacci redeem Decker for yet another starring role? Will the FBI give Amos the boot? C'mon David, get Amos some help already!

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0007548100dmw
Sep 10, 2019

I agree with many of other reader's comments. Maybe not one of Baldacci's best books, but still better than most authors. His stories are always good as is character development. A very entertaining book..

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NedSu
Aug 29, 2019

This is another Amos Decker novel, from the fertile mind of prolific author David Baldacci. Prolific doesn't automatically mean good, but this is a good read. I was constantly amazed and amused at how man twists and turns this plot contained- and the journey was amusing, too. Just when you think you know what's going on, something changes your opinion again.
Perfect memory doesn't help if you can't see the anomalies in the past.

My fear is that this is might be the end of the Memory Man novels. Most of Baldacci's characters only make it through 5-6 novels. But I see that there is another character starting up, so I look forward to more Baldacci novels.

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cdpimentel
Aug 28, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great addition to the series. Decker is an interesting character and the problems/blessings he has with his brain would be devastating to any of us. The book had twists and turns that kept me on sitting on the edge of my set so to speak.
I would recommend this to everyone.

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Eil_1
Aug 25, 2019

Again, a fast-moving and compulsive read by Baldacci

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7626dee
Aug 07, 2019

Deckers hometown is a really nasty place. Baldacci spends a bit too much time inside Deckers head-we get it there is something really strange going on there but the flashbacks seem out of place-insanity is lurking just around the bend!

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Zoelexi777
Jun 16, 2019

Another great hit for David Baldacci. This was another book in the Amos Decker series and it is definitely worth the read. There were a lot of different characters involved throughout the book which kept you guessing right to the end. I highly recommend reading this book.

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