Read by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
04/19/2016 / ISBN 9781478930006
Suspense / Federal Law Enforcement / Audiobook – Unbridged
/ Includes bonus MP3 Edition for easy download
by Brenda Weeaks
Amos Decker, a very unlikely
hero by looking at him, is back, and I’m thrilled. Decker
suffered a tragic hit on the professional football field.
Afterward, he was diagnosed with hyperthymesia. He has a perfect
memory and sees numbers in colors. Colors tell Decker a lot.
The color blue means death.
It’s New Year’s Eve and Decker’s heading
to Virginia and his new job. It’s an FBI task force
made up of civilians and agents with various skills. A recent
acquaintance, journalist Alexandra Jamison (Memory Man), is
joining Decker on the team. Their boss is Special Agent Ross
Bogart. Decker’s unique memory makes him a valuable
asset, and maybe a target. Also on the team are clinical psychologist
Lisa Davenport and FBI agent Todd Milligan.
Decker tells Bogart about a case, and they agree to present
it to the new team. Decker’s case is Melvin Mars, a
popular football player on death row. They vote to investigate
Mars’s case, but not all are happy about it. The new
team suffers egos and growing pains; one can only hope it’s
not at the expense of a team member.
Melvin Mars is on death row for murder, but an interesting
change puts his case back into the spotlight after 20 years.
Mars first comes across as a violent criminal with a lot of
negative energy, but once he’s released and joins Decker
to find the real killer, you see a glimpse of the man his
mother raised. They delve deep into Mars family to see why
his parents were murdered. Was it jealousy, revenge, racially
motivated? Just when you think you have the answer, it’s
jerked away. There are a lot of close calls and twists that
will blow you away.
Kyf Brewer joins Orlagh Cassidy as narrators of the audio
version. It’s a riveting listen. For me, hitting the
stop button wasn’t an option. The audio version stayed
with me long after it’s over.
Baldacci’s Amos Decker Series is one of kind. You’d
be fool to miss it.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Memory Man [audio]