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Memory Man

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Memory Man

Amos Decker Series, Book 1
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#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces former football player turned police detective Amos Decker in the debut of a thrilling new series!

Amos Decker's promising football career was ended by a violent helmet-to-helmet collision. Now a police detective, he is still haunted by a side effect from the injury—he remembers everything, including things he would prefer to forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law murdered. As the husband, Amos immediately becomes a prime suspect in the crime, but is subsequently cleared. But when a man turns himself in—more than a year later—and confesses to the crime, Decker seizes his chance to learn what really happened that night. And the truth will stun him.

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces former football player turned police detective Amos Decker in the debut of a thrilling new series!

Amos Decker's promising football career was ended by a violent helmet-to-helmet collision. Now a police detective, he is still haunted by a side effect from the injury—he remembers everything, including things he would prefer to forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law murdered. As the husband, Amos immediately becomes a prime suspect in the crime, but is subsequently cleared. But when a man turns himself in—more than a year later—and confesses to the crime, Decker seizes his chance to learn what really happened that night. And the truth will stun him.

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  • David Baldacci is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of both adult and young adult novels. He published a novella for the Dutch entitled Office Hours, written for Holland's year 2000 "Month of the Thriller" and authored a short story, "The Mighty Johns," as part of a mystery anthology published in 2002. His works have been in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals, and publications worldwide. He has authored seven original screenplays, and his books have been translated into more than forty-five languages and sold in more than eighty countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over one hundred million copies of his books are in print worldwide. He and his wife also founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at FeedingBodyandMind.com. He lives with his family in Virginia.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 30, 2015
    This strong first in a new thriller series from bestseller Baldacci (The Escape) introduces Amos Decker, the memory man, whose unique abilities are the result of a vicious hit he suffered as a 22-year-old NFL rookie that ended his football career. The injury induced hyperthymesia and synesthesia in Decker—he forgets nothing, and he “counts in colors and sees time as pictures in head." Years later, the murders of his wife and daughter left him too grief-stricken to continue working as a cop in what may be Burlington, Vt. At age 42, the grossly overweight Decker is barely scratching out a living as a PI. The arrest of Sebastian Leopold for the slaughter of his family and a mass shooting at a local high school combine to put an unwilling Decker back into the game with temporary credentials as a policeman. Rusty but still brilliant, he rejoins his former partner, detective Mary Lancaster, in investigating both cases. A startling discovery links the school killings and those of his family. Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy. Agent: Aaron Priest, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency.

  • AudioFile Magazine Listeners join Amos Decker, an ex-cop whose life fell apart in a single night, as he attempts to uncover the killer of his family. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy share narration duties, with the former taking the principal role and the latter giving voice to the full range of female characters. Two key relationships are between Decker and strong female characters. The successful pairing of the narrators, with both voices being equally engaging, ensures that the dual narration works. McLarty and Cassidy have been cast for several of Baldacci's series--Will Robie, John Puller, and King & Maxwell. Both McLarty and Cassidy demonstrate a natural talent for characterization and pacing, which makes this investigative thriller especially engrossing. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
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