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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's remarkable detective Amos Decker - the man who can forget nothing - was first introduced in the sensational New York Times best seller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel....

The Fix

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it.

But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government - or, worse, an international terrorist group - and an attack may be imminent.

Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Abridged?

Did not realize till after I bought this in the sale that it must be abridged. There are two recordings of this book and this one is almost four hours shorter than the other one. I could not finish it anyways. It is just too simple and boring of a story. Serendipity plays a big part in this so called mystery. Stuff just happens out of the blue, that help in the solving of the case. The whole Roomies thing also seemed a little weird. Someone mentioned that a ghost writer wrote this. That might be true although it did have Baldacci signature, most women are tall good looking blondes.

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  • Mark
  • Waltham, MA, United States
  • 02-16-18

boring mystery

This novel had a slow moving plot, that mostly consisted of the detectives talking to people and getting more information about a puzzling murder that Decker witnessed. There is not a lot of action, and the murder was not especially interesting. Decker was introduced in Memory Man (which I thought was an okay novel). He has a photographic memory but his behavior is sometimes similar to a person on the Autism spectrum. The problem is that Decker is not a very interesting nor believable character. None of the other characters in this are either interesting or believable. I hoped that this would be exciting near the climax, but it didn't. With only 2 hours remaining, I finally gave up on this. I generally like Baldacci novels, but this was his worst, in my opinion.

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Boring

The only Chapter that was interesting was the last one. What a bummer. Female speaker was weird and the Male narrator was much better but took a while to get used to. I would NOT recommend this book.

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fun but not great.

It held my interest but the story was too fake. Mr Bewer is not a great actor. Miss Cassidy probably is. it did hold my attention and I did listen to the whole thing.

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Disappointed

It starts good but then turns into just an ok book, with no real character development and plot twist you can see coming. It seemed kind of rushed. And I hate the voice the narrator uses for Decker, all the other male voices are deep and Decker, a big, 300 lb. ex football player, sounds like Shaggy from Skoobe- do.

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Disappointing

Sloppy and obviously hastily written. Predictable ending. I expect a lot better after reading Memory Man.

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  • 04-23-18

Read in two days.

Would make an excellent series. Narrators were excellent. Exciting new action thru the last 20 minutes. Ending was exciting and a surprise.
Definitely worth a credit.

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A fantastic book

Any additional comments?

All I can cay is this is one of his best - He gets better with Age! - Read it - it's a joy

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Narration and story were great

Great pick - suspense built up towards the end and I found excuses to listen...sign of a good book.

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Spellbound Creativity <br />

Loved it
Fantastic plot and suspense
Good narrator and kept me focused
Looking forward to more spells to be woven