About the Series

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Novels in this series: MEMORY MAN (2015), THE LAST MILE (2016), THE FIX (2017)

The Fix (Amos Decker #3)

The Fix (Amos Decker #3)

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David Baldacci’s remarkable detective Amos Decker–the man who can forget nothing–was first introduced in the sensational #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel . . .

THE FIX

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter—a family man with a successful consulting business—and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren’t cleared for it.

But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government—or worse, an international terrorist group—and an attack may be imminent.

Decker’s never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it’s too late.

The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2)

In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker—the man who can forget nothing.

Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller…

THE LAST MILE

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution—for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier—when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.

Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars’ case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy.  Both men’s families were brutally murdered.  And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime.  A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.

The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars—guilty or not—a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now?

But when a member of Decker’s team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger—and more sinister—than just one convicted criminal’s life hangs in the balance.  Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.

Reviews:

“Utterly absorbing…In the best Baldacci tradition, the action is fast and furious…Entertaining and enlightening, ‘The Last Mile’ is a rich novel that has much to offer.”
Associated Press

“Already among the world’s bestselling writers, Baldacci hardly needs to prove himself but he’s created one of the most intriguing, complex anti-heroes….Impossible to put down, especially because of Decker, who weaves a powerful spell.”
The Daily Mail (UK)

“Some writers are brilliant at plot. Others excel at character development and dialogue. David Baldacci ticks both boxes. Memory Man’s extraordinary hero, Amos Decker, is back and we couldn’t be happier. Decker’s starting a new job at the FBI, putting his awesome recall of details to use trying to crack cold cases. When he learns about the case of a Texas death row inmate condemned for killing his mixed-race parents—and the startling confession that may prove his innocence—Decker fixates on uncovering the truth. The Last Mile is a top-notch thriller that tackles the ugly legacy of racism and paints a powerful portrait of the friendship between two damaged but indomitable men.”
–iBooks Editors

“David Baldacci’s The Last Mile is a second outing for Amos Decker, the Holmesian hero of last year’s Memory Man…A typically twisty plot never flags, and benefits from having the likeably offbeat sleuth (whose gifts include synaesthesia and photographic memory) as its pivot.”
The Sunday Times (UK) – Thriller of the Month

Memory Man (Amos Decker #1)

Amos Decker’s life changed forever—twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect—he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare—his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer’s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Reviews:

“David Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page….Baldacci is a master storyteller…MEMORY MAN works because Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding.”
Associated Press

“It’s big, bold and almost impossible to put down…Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up…I called this novel a master class on the bestseller because of its fast-moving narrative, the originality of its hero and its irresistible plot….Highly entertaining.”
—Washington Post

“Baldacci weaves a suspenseful story right up to the climactic face-off between these complex and compelling characters. Highly recommended for all thriller fans who love elusive, taunting criminals and the slightly bent but always determined detectives who pursue them.”
—Library Journal

“Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a devastating school shooting..[Decker] proves a quirky, original antihero with a definite method to his madness…Readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] strong first in a new thriller series from bestseller Baldacci….Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Compelling…David Baldacci has definitely hit a home run with MEMORY MAN.”
—Crimespree Magazine

“Baldacci makes it feel fresh.”
Booklist

“Baldacci weaves a suspenseful story right up to the climactic face-off between these complex and compelling characters. Highly recommended for all thriller fans who love elusive, taunting criminals and the slightly bent but always determined detectives who pursue them.”
Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Baldacci’s novels always have an emotional component, whether it’s love of family, say, or love of one’s country. But ‘Memory Man’ stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt — and earned — sense of catharsis and healing.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch