Excerpt from The Fallen

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I am reading The Fallen, one of David Baldacci’s Amos Decker Series. I’ve posted about this series before; I think this is the third of them that I have read (though obviously, I am not reading them in order.)

Amos Decker is a great neurodivergent character with an eidetic memory, a tragic past, and a partner who tries to help him navigate through the social and political nuances of investigations. He is looking into a number of deaths that may be related to the opioid crisis or may be related to a long-hidden treasure. We’ll see, I haven’t finished it yet.

Going after these types of criminals was what Decker had done for almost his entire adult life. 
He took another sip of beer.
I catch killers. It’s really the only thing I’m good at.

The Fallen, David Baldacci

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes–obscure bible verses, odd symbols–have the police stumped.

Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex’s sister and her family. It’s a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. And with the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme–with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville.

Decker, with his singular talents, may be the only one who can crack this bizarre case. Only this time–when one mistake could cost him everything–Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all…


  1. I haven’t read this author yet. but you pick such interesting teasers from his work I will have to. My Teaser

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