Redemption (Amos Decker Series #5)

Redemption (Amos Decker Series #5)

by David Baldacci

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Overview

David Baldacci returns with the next blockbuster thriller in his #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series featuring detective Amos Decker--the man who can forget nothing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538761410
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Series: Amos Decker Series , #5
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 103
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(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.

Hometown:

Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia

Education:

B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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Redemption 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Amos Decker the main character, again captivates our imagination as he solves a ever evolving plot of mystery and intrigue using his unique ability to remember everything. Well written and developed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Read it in a day. Good stuff!
Anonymous 26 days ago
Amos Decker is one of my favorite fictional characters. In this book, Baldacci softens his personality and makes him even better than he has been. Can hardly wait for the next one.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Kept+me+rivited.++Except++for+tired+eyes+I+couldnt+put+it+down++
Anonymous 17 days ago
Although+difficult+for+me+at+first+to+keep+all+the+characters+remembered%2C++and+the+author%27s+dialog+straight+in+my+mind%2C+the+story+kept+me+reading...to+the+end.+I%27m+looking+forward+to+a+new+Decker+story.
Anonymous 24 days ago
an+amazing+addition+to+the+series.+hope+there+is+more+to+come
Anonymous 4 days ago
I loved all five books and read them in record time! I would like to see Amos and Alex get together as more than friends but I am sure David isn’t looking for that to happen.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Another+great+read%21+I+love+Decker+and+can%27t+wait+to+read+about+his+next+case.
Anonymous 7 days ago
David Baldacci is a genius! This book was so good he can do no wrong he is a gifted story teller
Anonymous 9 days ago
An+incredible++%22who+dun+it%22++Wow.++I+was+totally+caught+up+by+Baldacci+%27s+ability+to+keep+me+turning+pages+faster+and+faster+to+figure+out+where+the+story+was+going.++Thank+You%21%0A+%0A
Anonymous 12 days ago
keeps+your+attention
Anonymous 12 days ago
The way the story evolved into something unexpected was well done.
Anonymous 13 days ago
love+this+very+intriguing+series+and+the+author%21+look+forward+to+the+next+chapter+in+Deckers+life
Anonymous 15 days ago
Another++great++read++thst++is++hard++to++put++down.+Even++though++a++work++of++fiction++it++is++frightening++currently++seeing++all++that++is++happening++in++politics++and++social++media.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Great+story+line+full+of+suspense.+very+real+characters.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Great+read%2C+but+all+of+his+books+are%21+
Anonymous 20 days ago
suspense+until+the+end+but+I+felt+like+the+story+dragged+on+more+than+necessary.+It+is+always+good+to+read+an+amos+story.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Good+story%2C+but+it+seemed+to+go+on+and+on+and+on.++Could+have+been+much+shorter%2C+perhaps+by+a+third.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great plot. Many surprises. Really enjoyed it.
Anonymous 17 hours ago
This+was+another+great+Amos+Decker+book.+Fast+moving.+Plenty+of+interesting++characters.++Its+a+owe+are+the+real+villains+type+of+book.+%0A++Plenty+of+twists+and+turns.+Can%27t+wait+for+the+next+Mermory+Man+book%21
sadiesb 11 days ago
LOVE Amos Decker! And David Baldacci has done it again. Twists and turns which I love and keeps me trying with Decker to figure it out......always surprised! Hope to read Decker again soon. Hooks from the beginning which is my preference of mysteries and doesn't let up. Would give 10 stars if I could.
Anonymous 11 days ago
JHSEsq 16 days ago
Redemption is another compelling installment in the Amos Decker series featuring familiar characters from acclaimed author David Baldacci. Detective Amos Decker is known as the "Memory Man" because he has hyperthymesia -- the ability to remember everything and the inability to forget anything. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a young professional football player. When he emerged from a coma, he found that, in addition to having attained perfect recall, his personality was altered. Suddenly, he had trouble expressing emotion and dealing with people. Additionally, the injury caused him to have synthesthesia. He sees colors associated with things like death and numbers. Decker also sustained the most devastating loss imaginable -- the murder of his wife and young daughter. As his partner, Alex Jamison, puts it, Decker "survives with more guilt on his shoulders than any person has a right to bear." Hawkins' appearance further complicates Decker's life, causing him to question his judgment, motivations, and the decisions he made when he handled his very first case as a homicide detective. The case seemed simple at the time. Fingerprints and other forensic details placed Hawkins at the scene of the murders. Decker never questioned the conclusions to which the evidence appeared to clearly point. But now, in light of Hawkins' insistence that he was wrongfully convicted and his subsequent murder, Decker questions whether he was "so eager to get a conviction on my first homicide investigation that it didn't strike me as odd" that Hawkins would have committed the crime in the way Decker believed at the time. Worse, Hawkins had never previously been in trouble with the law. Decker was so convinced by the forensic evidence that he never questioned that Hawkins could go from "never having a parking ticket to four homicides [which] is like going from hopping over a rain puddle to leaping across the Grand Canyon. It should have set off warning bells." But it didn't. Baldacci takes a determined Decker on a dangerous journey to the truth in an intricately and meticulously plotted, and deeply moving adventure that keeps readers guessing right up to the very end. Along the way, Baldacci reveals the emotional torment that Decker experiences at the prospect that he could have been responsible for sending an innocent man to prison. Decker is highly principled and committed to justice. Some members of local law enforcement perceive his commitment to solving the case as encroaching on their authority and jurisdiction. But Decker will not be dissuaded, noting that "[f]inding killers is my only job. Wherever they might be." In true Baldacci style, Decker encounters a plethora of quirky and entertaining supporting characters. And plenty of danger. Redemption is a fast-paced, and thoroughly engaging thriller, as relentless in its unexpected plot twists and surprising developments as Decker is in his quest to discover the identity of the real killers. As the number of dead bodies rises, so does Decker's consternation, along with the story's dramatic tension. Decker returns to places he never thought he would see again and confronts old demons in his quest for the truth and redemption for the mistakes that were made so many years ago. Will he find it? Learning the answer to that question is what makes Redemption so intriguing and entertaining. Thanks to NetGalley for an Advance Reader's Copy of Redemption.
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MonnieR 17 days ago
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 more 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 Ohio). Earlier 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 innocence. That'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 Jamison). But 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 more 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!