S the way he is I suppose that is necessary for the reader who is reading the memory man for the first time but I found it distracting The storyline itself felt formula driven and so similar to the 4th book all about what happened in Baronville which was a great story that this 5th book seemed dull and repetitive to me Bottom #line I could have skipped reading this story and not felt that I missed something important in the memory #I could have skipped reading this story and not felt that I missed something important in the memory s life I will look forward to reading Baldacci s next
book in this series and hope that he steps us the in this series and hope that he steps us the I really njoyed this latest outing in the Amos Decker series I wasn t all that crazy about the last book in this series but this one than lived up to my Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe expectations There were a couple of clues in the book I sussed out before Decker having to do with a print left behind at an old crime scene and something fishy about a diner that features heavily in this book I m not sure if that of a commentary about Baldacci s writing or that maybe I have finally read so many mystery novels I m figuring out the cluesarlier hahaI was pretty sure about halfway through that I had figured out the bulk of the mystery but I was completely wrong And then about three uarters of the way through I was certain I had figured out the main reason behind the murders and again I was wrong haha So all of that is to say that there were a lot of twists and turns along the way and I found I just could not put this book down until I got to the Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time end which featured several surprisesReally good book and I love it when an author as well known as Baldacci doesn t get complacent after he s made it big Can t wait for the next book in this series Like so many readers I havenjoyed the way author David Baldacci has crafted adventures around Detective Amos Decker Now with REDEMPTION we are able to see him deal with something that is not really part of his profile the possibility of being wrongThis book takes us into his grappling with the fact that he might have been instrumental in sending a man to prison that is actually innocent and with the clock racing against them both Decker goes back to One Wild Weekend either prove he was right or to right a wongThrough the book there are the usual interactions we have come to know with Decker and some of the other characters With Sally we get reminders of how he is viewed by others andven by himself But we also get the somber moments when he reflects on what he has lost and what really drives him the search for truthWill he be able to show he got it right or will he be allowed to free an innocent man and make sure a killer is brought to justice That is the road we travel in REDEMPTION and ach chapter prepares you for the surprises that are to come. Ippi. ,
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self don t believe all the reviews but it so disappointed The principal character Decker with memory super powers anddon t believe all the reviews but it so disappointed The principal character Decker with memory super powers and friend who turns up to help him in a complex investigation is frankly beyond belief ven for a novel Over complicated with the most unlikely scenarios and outcomesThe author has attempted to make a pretty basic investigation into a big story and totally destroyed what could have been a good detective story with ridiculous situations and turning the main character into a farceI have no idea why I ven finished it to #be honest it just got sillier and sillier Looked forward to starting the #honest it just got sillier and sillier Looked forward to starting the bookSuch brilliant writingnot disappointed kept you in your toes really njoyed redemption just sorry I ve finished it thank you I just could not get into this at all Long winded Characters who are two dimensional I struggled through to the F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby end but it was a painful journey One is tempted with a glimpse of a character s problemsituation which is then ignored for the rest of the bookImprobablending as well I must remember not to buy the next oneL like so many Walled (The Line, excellent writers Mr Baldacci seems to gradually movetowards the great novel with depressing character analysis andndless description of Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany emotions using several pages of dirge where inarlier writing he would have achieved much in a few sharp paragraphs Such was the case in the first part of this book and I almost gave up In fact I left it for some time and returned to it to find that all of his arlier intrigue and pace was thereand it was indeed a most interesting plot well xecuted absorbing and njoyable a thoroughly good read Like most books you re currently reading this is the best David Baldacci book I have read the character Amos Decker is fascinating with his insights and success partly due to hiss condition He needs his infallible memory for this tale as there are characters than usual ach one as interesting as the other The storyline is uite convoluted but resolves itself fairly and convincingly by the nd There is gun play and fighting to keep the most avid lover of violence satisfied there is also some sadness and great friendships with the odd hero thrown in
"FOR BALANCE ALL IN ALL IT IS A BOOK "balance all in all it is a book d recommend to anyone A great read This is one of Baldacci s besttorn from the headlines of our news in the last 2 years I can t remember the xact number but the govt has given a huge number of foreign spies and assets in our country these days It certainly is food for thought If you haven t yet delved into the world of Memory Man s main character Amos Decker you re missing out While ach novel can be read as a standalone for me it worked better to read fr. 117. ,
Review REDEMPTION (191 GRAND),
Om the first book to date I njoyed seeing how Amos was growing as an FBI agent and as a man who suffered a head injury via the NFLThe series introduces Amos when he returns home in book one titled Memory Man to learn of the murders of his wife and
*daughter from there *From there spirals into a pit of darkness both professionally and in his personal life What was really gripping in the latest novel was the way the author wove a mystery Readers get a hint One Giant Leap early as to who is the culprit only to learnwell I won t say so as not to ruin it for you who haven tnjoyed it as of yetThe author has written a very Apocalyptic Cartography engaging and riveting tale that kept me turning pages for hours There were intricacies that made the story a surprise in the direction it takes and reveals a deeper plot than what is first apparent to theye Amos is changing since his appearance in book one and in many ways he is also the same There were a few heart touching moments as I read parts that revealed Amos s internal struggles and thoughts Amos Decker is definitely a deep thinker His personality uirks are at times frustrating to other characters #but also ndearingI think readers will njoy watching Amos Decker as he solves crimes bucks #also A Bride for McCain endearingI think readers willnjoy watching Amos Decker as he solves crimes bucks system and learns to live with loss The series starts with Memory Man followed by The Last Mile The Fix The Fallen and now Redemption Suspense mystery intrigue and fill the pages and will keep your nose in the book all the while Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven engaging your mind as you try and solve the puzzle presented inach installmentI highly recommend starting at the beginning to really appreciate the character as he changes grows and in some ways remains the Amos from the first book to the fifth I hope the author plans xciting adventures for Amos Amos Decker is back in another solid offering from Baldacci Many twists of plot with interesting villains to challenge all of Decker s analytical abilities Surprises abound in his small hometown as he pays his annual visit to the graves of his wife and daughter Murders aplenty treachery lies and stonewalling adversaries keeps one s interest till the mystery is solved I loved the previous four books in the memory man series To me this 5th book was a disappointment and not up to the usual Baldacci writing Amos is back in his hometown of Ohio to visit his wife and daughter s graves Once his partner Jamison leaves to return to the FBI it is Amos and his old police partner trying to figure out a crime committed 10 years ago The book added no new depth to the memory man ven when his friend Melvin Mars showed up I felt he was very shallow and did not add much to the story Much of the story line was spent summarizing Amos Decker what happened to him and his family and why he 6 sh.