Redemption (Amos Decker Series #5)

Redemption (Amos Decker Series #5)

by David Baldacci

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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 then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and 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....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538761434
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Series: Amos Decker Series , #5
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at


Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia


B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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Redemption 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Amos Decker the main character, again captivates our imagination as he solves a ever evolving plot of mystery and intrigue using his unique ability to remember everything. Well written and developed.
Anonymous 29 days ago
Read it in a day. Good stuff!
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Anonymous 24 days ago
Great plot. Many surprises. Really enjoyed it.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Amos Decker is one of my favorite fictional characters. In this book, Baldacci softens his personality and makes him even better than he has been. Can hardly wait for the next one.
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I loved all five books and read them in record time! I would like to see Amos and Alex get together as more than friends but I am sure David isn’t looking for that to happen.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Compelling read.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Great series
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David Baldacci is a genius! This book was so good he can do no wrong he is a gifted story teller
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sadiesb 9 days ago
LOVE Amos Decker! And David Baldacci has done it again. Twists and turns which I love and keeps me trying with Decker to figure it out......always surprised! Hope to read Decker again soon. Hooks from the beginning which is my preference of mysteries and doesn't let up. Would give 10 stars if I could.
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The way the story evolved into something unexpected was well done.
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Redemption is another compelling installment in the Amos Decker series featuring familiar characters from acclaimed author David Baldacci. Detective Amos Decker is known as the "Memory Man" because he has hyperthymesia -- the ability to remember everything and the inability to forget anything. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a young professional football player. When he emerged from a coma, he found that, in addition to having attained perfect recall, his personality was altered. Suddenly, he had trouble expressing emotion and dealing with people. Additionally, the injury caused him to have synthesthesia. He sees colors associated with things like death and numbers. Decker also sustained the most devastating loss imaginable -- the murder of his wife and young daughter. As his partner, Alex Jamison, puts it, Decker "survives with more guilt on his shoulders than any person has a right to bear." Hawkins' appearance further complicates Decker's life, causing him to question his judgment, motivations, and the decisions he made when he handled his very first case as a homicide detective. The case seemed simple at the time. Fingerprints and other forensic details placed Hawkins at the scene of the murders. Decker never questioned the conclusions to which the evidence appeared to clearly point. But now, in light of Hawkins' insistence that he was wrongfully convicted and his subsequent murder, Decker questions whether he was "so eager to get a conviction on my first homicide investigation that it didn't strike me as odd" that Hawkins would have committed the crime in the way Decker believed at the time. Worse, Hawkins had never previously been in trouble with the law. Decker was so convinced by the forensic evidence that he never questioned that Hawkins could go from "never having a parking ticket to four homicides [which] is like going from hopping over a rain puddle to leaping across the Grand Canyon. It should have set off warning bells." But it didn't. Baldacci takes a determined Decker on a dangerous journey to the truth in an intricately and meticulously plotted, and deeply moving adventure that keeps readers guessing right up to the very end. Along the way, Baldacci reveals the emotional torment that Decker experiences at the prospect that he could have been responsible for sending an innocent man to prison. Decker is highly principled and committed to justice. Some members of local law enforcement perceive his commitment to solving the case as encroaching on their authority and jurisdiction. But Decker will not be dissuaded, noting that "[f]inding killers is my only job. Wherever they might be." In true Baldacci style, Decker encounters a plethora of quirky and entertaining supporting characters. And plenty of danger. Redemption is a fast-paced, and thoroughly engaging thriller, as relentless in its unexpected plot twists and surprising developments as Decker is in his quest to discover the identity of the real killers. As the number of dead bodies rises, so does Decker's consternation, along with the story's dramatic tension. Decker returns to places he never thought he would see again and confronts old demons in his quest for the truth and redemption for the mistakes that were made so many years ago. Will he find it? Learning the answer to that question is what makes Redemption so intriguing and entertaining. Thanks to NetGalley for an Advance Reader's Copy of Redemption.
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