Amos Decker Books In Order

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Publication Order of Amos Decker Books

Memory Man (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Mile (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fix (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fallen (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk the Wire (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The Amos Decker series is a famous book series of mystery, young adult, and thriller novels. The series is written by a highly renowned United States novelist named David Baldacci. Each and every novel of this series features the lead protagonist in the role of Amos Decker. Amos is described by author Baldacci as a police detective living in Burlington, Ohio. He is a former football player and now spends most of this time fighting crime and criminals in and around the Ohio state. All the books of the series are successful and popular. They have successfully reached out to a vast number of readers all over the world. The immense success of this mystery series has also brought a tremendous amount of success for author Baldacci. He has managed to get noticed by some of the prominent critics and fellow writers. David Baldacci’s works are now praised by many reviewers and this has helped him achieve more fame. Author Baldacci hopes that he continues to write interesting mystery novels and keeps entertaining his fans for many more years to come.

David Baldacci is a reputed American author, who has written some well known mystery, thriller, and young adult books. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, United States, on August 5, 1960. Baldacci developed an interest in writing at a very young age and has been writing since then. In 1996, he released his first book, Absolute Power. This book was adapted into a movie a year later with Clint Eastwood as the lead actor and director. Altogether, David Baldacci has penned 34 books for adults and all of them have become bestsellers, both nationally and internationally. A few of them have also been adapted for television and film. The novels written by Baldacci have been translated into around 45 foreign languages. They are sold in 80 countries of the world and are available in more than 110 printed copies. David Baldacci has released 6 novels for the younger readers. Author Baldacci says that he has remained a Virginian all his life and will continue to do so. He completed his education from the Virginia Commonwealth University and then studied law at the Virginia University’s Law School. David is happily married and stays with his wife named Michelle.

The debut book of the Amos Decker series written by author David Baldacci is entitled ‘Memory Man’. It was released by the Grand Central publishers in the year 2015. The setting of the story’s plot is done in Burlington. At the start of the book’s story, it is depicted that the life of Amos Decker has changed forever on two occasions. It happened first on the gridiron. Amos was a big and towering athlete, and was the first one from his whole hometown in Burlington to ever become a pro player. However, he could not go far because of a career ending injury on the very first day of his first play. Amos was involved in a helmet to helmet collision that finished his career and forced him to stay out of the field forever. However, the injury brought a blessing in disguise for Amos. He realized some time later that he is not able to forget anything. The second occasion when Amos encounters a life-changing incident is around 2 decades later at his home. He becomes a police detective and returns home from a routine duty one evening. What Amos sees at home seems to him like a nightmare, and a very deadly one. He sees that his young daughter, brother-in-law, and wife are lying dead on the floor, all murdered by a brutal killer. Amos Decker feels he has lost his whole life with the loss of his family. What keeps bothering him is the identity of the killer and his motive behind committing such a gruesome crime. As he is unable to forget even the smallest of the details of the horrible night, Amos finds that his world is collapsing and he cannot do anything about it. He decides to resign from the police force and also gives up his home. Amos turns to the street and starts working as a private investigator with whatever task he gets, all the while his priority being finding the murderer of his family. After around a year, an unknown man surrenders himself to the police, confessing to the murderer of Amos Decker’s family. When this happens, one more devastating takes place in Burlington that forces the town to fall on its knees. The force decides to bring back Amos Decker and takes his help in investigating the matter. Amos sees it as a good opportunity to find out from the suspect what had actually happened on that night. He knows that he must make use of his extraordinary gifts for uncovering the truth and confronting the burdens that come along with it. Amos also knows he has to endure the memories no matter how hard he tries to forget them for as long as he lives, and has to give the ultimate sacrifice.

The series’ next installment is called ‘The Last Mile’. It was also published by the Grand Central in 2016. Author Baldacci has done the setting of this particular novel in Texas and Mississippi, United States. Once again, Amos Decker is shown as the central character by author Baldaci, along with another interesting character named Melvin Mars. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is shown that Melvin Mars is a convicted murderer, who is about to get executed for his crimes. So, he is counting the last few hours of his life. He is being executed for violently murdering his parents 20 years earlier. But, before the execution can take place, another man comes forward and confesses to have committed the crime. This gives Melvin Mars and unexpected reprieve. In the meantime, Amos Decker gets hired by the FBI to work with its special task force. When he learns about the case of Melvin Mars, he takes a keen interest in it, mainly due to the striking similarity that the case bears to the one related to his own family’s murder. Both Melvin and Amos were good football players as youngsters and both had career-ending injuries. The families of both were mercilessly murdered, and what surprises Amos the most is that in both the cases, a different suspect came out years later and confessed to the brutal crimes. Amos wonders whether the suspect is telling the truth or he is forced by someone to do so. Amos Decker knows very well that the man’s confession has the potential of making Melvin Mars a free individual, irrespective of whether he is guilty or not. Amos suspects there is someone outside, who wants Melvin Mars remain alive and out of prison for his own benefit. But, what seems to make him scratch his head is the reason for doing it just before Melvin’s execution. If the person had to do it, why didn’t he do it in the last 20 years that Melvin was in prison. Soon, a member from Amos Decker’s team disappears mysteriously. This makes it very clear that something much more sinister and larger is about to take place. And this new big thing has much more importance than the life of a convicted criminal hanging in the balance. The time has come for Amos Decker to put his extraordinary brainpower in use and stop the horrifying thing from happening before it is too late.

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One Response to “Amos Decker”

  1. Socal_dad: 2 years ago

    My son and I read Memory Man and were thereafter hooked on the series. I always liked the detective genre and Baldacci is a great storyteller. Just read The Whole Truth and am convinced that any of his titles are worthwhile reads!


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