David Baldacci [Free Read] Redemption

  • Hardcover
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  • Redemption
  • David Baldacci
  • English
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9781538761410

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Redemption Read & download ´ 0 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. 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 brutally murdered some while ago As he sits by the grave he s visited by a man he thought he d never see again Meryl Hawkins was the subject of Decker s first murder investigation as a police officer and he was subseuently sent down for life for the murder of four people But it seems that Hawkins has been released early suffering from terminal cancer In a brief conversation with Decker he claims his innocence stating that the cops got it wrong big time Amos is not someone to leave loose end so he seeks out his ex partner with a view to walking through the Hawkins case again He doesn t think they got it wrong as the evidence seemed irrevocable but he wants to set his mind to rest But events soon mean that he s drawn into reviewing the case from top to bottom could it be that somehow they missed something or were misledThis is the fifth book in the series and it s clear that a late joiner I ve not yet read the earlier books I ve missed out on uite a bit of relevant history And although this book can certainly be read as a standalone it s worth noting that there are uite a few references to acts and people previously featured in the series I was definitely left with the impression that I d have been better off reading these books in order That said other than the tragedy impacting his family the only other key piece of information to know about our front man is that he suffers from a condition called hyperthymesia which means that all his memories are permanently stored in his brain The condition brought on by a severe blow to his head is both a blessing and a curse his powers of recall are faultless so that once he s seen something he can pull up the memory and pick out as much detail as he wishes but the downside is that he s also permanently haunted by visions of the bad events in his life I liked both Decker and his ex partner they re presented as believable and interesting characters trying to do the right thing whilst also attempting to address significant challenges in their own lives The the most part this book worked really well with the re investigation being broken down into reasonable steps and relevant challenges being made to actions previously taken However I do have a couple of bones to pick with it Firstly I had some issues with a few of the minor characters there s the slightly less able cop that had seen his career pushed aside by the gifted Decker and the boss cop who clearly for reasons unspecified here had the severe hump with our hero neither convinced me The same went for a couple of the other characters Secondly there s the big ending in which all becomes clear a scene that to me simply felt overplayed and totally implausible That said it s a fun read and as I ve already got episode four ready to roll as an audiobook I ll certainly give this series another try it s a decent concept and in Decker I think Baldacci has created a fictional character with some depthMy thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Redemption Read & download ´ 0 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. 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 decade ago Released for compassionate reasons the man professes that his conviction was wrong and that Decker needs to reevaluate the work he did when serving with the local police department Now armed with a task and reunited with his former partner Decker is trying to piece together the narrative from the murder When the original accused is murdered himself Decker can only surmise that someone is trying to silence an attempt to find justice The further he digs the Decker uncovers though some of it is surely as painful for him as it is for the families of the victims and the accused When others die Decker refuses to let that deter him and forges ahead at full speed The town of Burlington Ohio may have changed after all these years but there are still secrets that linger including one that could destroy its bucolic nature Can Decker save all that he holds dear without allowing his past to fade into oblivion Another wonderful novel by Baldacci who has been keeping the Decker series fresh and insightful for fans Recommended for those who love a good mystery and have followed the series from its inceptionI have long been a fan of David Baldacci and his work having seen him through many series over a number of years I became curious about Amos Decker from the start as the premise caught my attention from the outset With a well established backstory Amos Decker would appear to have little to offer the reader though his past is always coming back to work its magic and old cases receive new life As the story begins with Decker returning to Burlington the reader is taken back and discovers some of the pain the series protagonist has been holding onto over the past number of years Others add depth and intrigue to the story and propel Decker forward to make key choices that not only move the mystery in a key direction but also help to give the characters entertaining Moving into the fifth novel in this series there is little lag as Baldacci continues to offer fresh and interesting directions for his protagonist With a mix of short chapters and those with depth to build suspense Baldacci pulls the reader in from the outset and shows why he is at the top of his game I cannot wait to see what else he has in store for his fans and what sort of directions things will go in the foreseeable futureKudos Mr Baldacci for never letting up and keeping this series full of twists for those who like to be surprised Likehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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Redemption Read & download ´ 0 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. 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 the FBI His partner is Agent Alex Jamison whom he first met when she was a journalist and who s now his platonic roommate Decker is assisted in his investigative work by a condition called hyperthymesia which was caused by a massive head injury when he was a young football player The hyperthymesia gives Decker the ability to recall in vivid detail everything he s ever seen read or experienced Decker s family was brutally killed four years ago and he returns to Ohio every year to visit their graves Decker and Jamison are standing in the Burlington cemetery when they re approached by a sick shuffling man who identifies himself as Meryl Hawkins Decker remembers Hawkins a perp he helped put away 13 years ago for killing businessman Don Richards Richards two young children and a banker named David Katz who happened to be in Richards house Hawkins says he s been released from prison because he s terminally ill He goes on to assert that he was wrongly convicted that he has new information about the Richards and Katz murders and that he wants Decker to investigate Decker agrees to meet Hawkins later on but the convict himself is killed before that can happen When he thinks back Decker recalls that the RichardsKatz murder case was open and shut Hawkins fingerprint was found in the Richards house the murder gun was found in Hawkins closet and Hawkins DNA was found under the fingernails of one of the dead children Because Hawkins was clearly the killer Decker didn t carefully consider other evidence like autopsy results When Hawkins is murdered Decker becomes concerned that as a newly minted homicide cop he might have put away an innocent man Thus Decker decides to re investigate the four old murders as well as Hawkins recent deathDecker s partner Alex Jamison has to leave for other FBI business but Decker remains in Ohio to look into the killings As a result Decker gets STRONG pushback from jealous and abrasive Burlington detectives and is even put in jail for a few hoursDecker carries on regardless He manages to get a copy of the murder file he visits the original RichardsKatz murder scene he re interviews family members he speaks to witnesses he looks for new evidence and so on All this frightens someone because murders occur and Decker himself is almost shot As a result Decker s friend Melvin Mars who was on death row before Decker intervened comes to Ohio to protect Decker and assist with the inuiries Little by little Decker unveils an intricate diabolical scheme that led to the murders over a decade ago as well as the current killingsDecker who s always been rather unemotional due to his head injury has a lot of personal challenges in this book His good friend has marriage problems and early onset Alzheimer s he s angry at himself for a shoddy original investigation and he s in danger of losing his job because he disregarded FBI orders This humanizes the detective and makes him a little relatableI enjoyed the book but it s not the best entry in the Amos Decker series IMO For one thing the first part of the book consists of Decker and his associates discussing the original crimes again and again which gets repetitive and tedious For another thing I have a problem with the elaborate criminal scheme Decker uncovers which reuires too much suspension of disbelief for me Still this is a good series with interesting characters Recommended to mystery fans You can follow my reviews at