Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are in Baronville for the birthday of her youngest niece. When Amos sees something in an abandoned house he goes to check it out and finds two bodies that had to have been dumped there.
In the already near desolate town where the local industry has all but disappeared, drugs are rampant, as are the number of overdoses that have occurred in the last year, but when another death occurs, this time very close to Alex and Amos, they know they have to get to the bottom of whatever is going on.
But whatever it is, it is sinister enough that Amos and Alex are targeted and after some serious foul play Amos’ unfailing memory may not be the same as it once was.
This is another solid novel from David Baldacci with my all-time favorite of his characters, Amos Decker – most likely because I can relate to his synesthesia – as I also am a synesthete. (I associate colors with
numbers and a type of taste/odor, but Decker’s and my numbers and colors are not the same.)
And then there are the Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy narrations. She is one of my favorite narrators and she contributes about 1/3 of the dialog in these novels. Kyf Brewer also does a terrific job as Amos and all of the other male characters. Amos’ voice is very distinctive across every book, and the other characters he portrays are easily distinguishable.
I very highly recommend this book and the audiobook format of this book. If you haven’t read the rest of the books in the series, I do suggest that you start with Memory Man, the first in the series.
- The Fallen by David Baldacci
- Hardback: 432 pages; Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (April 17, 2018)
- Paperback: 464 pages; Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (September 11, 2018)
- Kindle: 1194 KB; 429 pages; Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (April 17, 2018)
- Audiobook: 11 hours 56 minutes;
The Amos Decker Series:
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