Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in this compelling Memory Man thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.
Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name.
It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But when Hawkins turns up dead with a bullet in his head, even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago?
Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
David Baldacci is a master of thrillers, and Redemption is no exception, delivering plenty of shocking twists and bad behavior. The fifth whodunit of his Memory Man series begins with Amos Decker, a haunted FBI consultant with a photographic memory, taking a fresh look at his first murder investigation. What at first seemed like an open-and-shut case explodes around Decker and his former detective partner as fresh bodies—and buried secrets—start turning up. Series newcomers can jump right in with no worries—Baldacci’s skillful plotting recounts Decker’s painful past while keeping the anxiety-inducing story hurtling forward.
Good Read, but long in parts
This is a good well written book with a good story land and a good ending. The only negative I have is that one part of the book was a lot longer than necessary. I would expect a lot of people that read Gresham would skip through this section.
Keeps you guessing
One of his best. His stories just keep getting better.
This is nothing less than brilliant, just as expected from Mr. Baldacci. The rapid paced twists and turns leave the reader wondering where the story will lead next.