By now you guys know how much I love reading David Baldacci. I can always count on him to get me engaged in the story. Since I have been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, this was a nice break.
Once again Baldacci brings back Amos Decker. If you read Memory Man ,which I highly recommend, you would be up to speed on this new character. Just in case you didn’t read the first book, I will give you a little background on Amos just to get you interested. He was a pro football player. His first game ever was his last. His helmet collided with another players helmet that knocked him out. Literally and figuratively. His career as a pro was over. He was left with a brain injury that effected his memory. He can’t forget anything. Anything. He remembers everything and in great detail. I am glad I can forget certain things in my life or at least store them away in a corner.
Fast forward and he is in law enforcement. One day he comes home to find his family brutally murdered. Imagine never being able to forget anything and to have that scene play in your head forever. His career goes into the toilet until by coincidence he gets dragged back into a case. One that may ultimately help him move on.
But enough about that book. I am talking the new book The Last Mile. Amos is now employed by the FBI. He is assigned to a special task force that has been given a stack of cases. He takes an interest in a case a former football player who is on death row for the brutal murder of his parents years ago. Something doesn’t add up and Decker is all over it.
Give these books a try.