When Amos Decker returned home eighteen months ago to find the bodies of his wife and only daughter, he didn't think he could carry on living. Overwhelmed with grief, he saw his life spiral out of control, losing his job as a detective, his house and his self-respect. But when his former partner... show more
When Amos Decker returned home eighteen months ago to find the bodies of his wife and only daughter, he didn't think he could carry on living. Overwhelmed with grief, he saw his life spiral out of control, losing his job as a detective, his house and his self-respect. But when his former partner in the police, Mary Lancaster, visits to tell him that someone has confessed to the murder of his family, he knows he owes it to his wife and child to seek justice for them.
As Decker comes to terms with the news, tragedy strikes at the local school. Thirteen teenagers are gunned down, and the killer is at large. Following the serious brain injury Amos suffered as a professional footballer, he gained a remarkable gift - and the police believe that this unusual skill will assist in the hunt for the killer.
Amos must endure the memories he would rather forget, and when new evidence links the murders, he is left with only one option.
Publish date: 2015-11-05
Publisher: Pan Books
Edition language: English
Series: Amos Decker (#1)
I was recently introduced to the work of David Baldacci by my Dad, who has enthusiastically devoured the Amos Decker thrillers in quick succession. This first in the series introduces the gruff and unlikely hero - ex NFL player and police detective, decimated and made destitute by the collapse of hi...
Excellent story! Wonderfully unique protagonist with a deep dark history. I really felt for this man who lost everything, except his memories. The support characters (his old partner and his new sidekick) are also well fleshed out.and the plot keeps moving and twisting until there's no way to turn...
Amos Decker is a character created by David Baldacci. It is pretty good as it give a bit of dimension to the usual detective story. Amos was a cop but after losing his family to murder, he has fallen. Now he is getting back to more regular life when a high shooter was at large. Overweight and ...
This author is becoming a favorite of mine. I just recently started reading his books, and the ones I've read have been wins for me.I was interested the entire time. The plot didn't take a simple route. There were lots of turns, and it totally kept up the momentum. Amos has a couple of extremely...
I have only read Baldacci's "King and Maxwell" series ... been meaning to read The Innocent: Will Robie Series, Book 1 but hasn't gotten the chance. Now this one came to me when I answered a Kobo quiz question. I was intrigued. Amos Decker became an acquired savant with hyperthymesia and synesthesia...