Lillian and Madison (girls from the opposite sides of the streets) become unlikely roommates in an isolated upper-class prep-school. Lillian is coerced by Madison’s father to ‘befriend’ her roommate and ‘take a fall’ so that a boarding school scandal can be resolved. Their codependent friendship continues through letters.
Several years later, Lillian gets a letter from Madison seeking assistance once again “from the only person I can truly trust”. Lillian is hired to babysitter Madison’s stepchildren. The stepchildren happen to have an unusual gift- they spontaneously combust.
A touching story, yet hilariously funny!
Once you start the book, you won’t want to put it down!
It’s his daughter’s birthday, and Amos Decker is back in Burlington, Ohio, at the cemetery visiting his wife and daughter’s graves.
While there, Decker is accosted by Meryl Hawkins, his first homicide arrest as a rookie detective. Meryl Hawkins, a convicted murderer, was given an early release because he was dying of cancer. Meryl has come back to Burlington to seek to clear his name. He now claims he was innocent of the murders of four people: two businessmen, a drug-dealing young man, and a young girl.
As Decker begins to investigate the possibility of Hawkins’s innocence, Hawkins is murdered.
Soon, the small town of Burlington, Ohio, has a morgue piled full of dead bodies- murders on top of murders- all seemingly connected to the trial and conviction of Meryl Hawkins.
Could Amos Decker have sent an innocent man to prison? The more the murders pile up… the more likely that seems.
Amos Decker is a witness to an execution/ assassination of a woman, and then the suicide of her executioner. The deaths happen right in front of the FBI Building.
Decker must form a working relationship with the Defense Intelligence Agency to prevent a catastrophic world-changing event. Needless to say, the DIA want s to hold all its information very close-to-the-chest. But somehow Decker keeps discovering more investigative details to the murder/suicide than the DIA. The DIA finally agree to a loose working relationship.
Nothing is ever as it seems to be, when Decker starts is investigations into the lives of the two people that died right before his eyes.
Facts are definitely facts, but the facts don’t add up to any truth.
Amos Decker is on a new murder investigation. Decker is now working with the Special Forces Unit of the FBI.
A convicted killer, Melvin Mars, once arrested and soon to be executed, is saved from Death Row because of the confession of another inmate.
Melvin Mars was once a professional football prospect. Amos Decker remembers playing against Mars in college football. Melvin Mars’ family was brutally murdered just before Mars was likely to receive the Heisman Trophy and millions of dollars from his football contract and endorsements.
FBI Special Agent Decker wants to find out the truth about Melvin Mars’ family’s tragedy.
Baldacci has a book-full-of plot twists and misfires!
David Baldacci has created a new and improved Sherlock Holmes.
Detective Amos Decker is blessed (and cursed) with a perfect memory.
Because of a career-ending injury while playing his only year in the NFL, Amos Decker is compelled to remember every single detail of his life’s experiences without the ability to ever forget.
Because of a murder’s vendetta, Decker must forever remember every detail of the murder of his brother-in-law, his wife, and his six-year-old girl. Now he is driven to solve murders he wishes he could forget.
In Baldacci’s Memory Man series (Book 1) Decker is seeking the murder or murderers of his family. According to the murderer, the deaths of his family were Decker’s fault. Decker had embarrassed the murderer, and now the murderer must have his ounce –of-flesh.
David Baldacci is becoming one of my favorite reads!
A contract killer, Will Robie, one of America’s best, finds himself in a dark bedroom with his next victim, but his every killer- instinct says “This is not right.” He chooses not to make the kill. Suddenly, his victim is killed before his very eyes from a second sniper.
Robie finds himself on a hit-list for fun-and-games. People around him are the casualties as he is purposefully kept alive.
His path becomes entwined with a fourteen-year-old assassination witness and a now-rogue FBI agent.
The twists are amazing!
If you enjoy spy thrillers, you will love this one!