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Book
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First Edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Summary:
"Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer, the very first, in fact, Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock-solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong all those years ago? Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried-and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating reprecussions..."-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN:
9781538761410 (hardcover)
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3
Current Holds:
1
Control Number:
207793
Call Number:
F Bal
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0
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0
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Author Notes
David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. <p> His first novel, Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, True Blue, One Summer and End Game. He writes numerous series including King and Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, the Camel Club, Will Robie, Shaw and Katie James, John Puller, Vega Jane, and Amos Decker. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Amos Decker (Male), FBI agent, Widower, Father, Discovers that he may have made a mistake when he was a rookie detective; years later that same man asks him to clear his name
Mary Lancaster (Female), Police detective, Former partner of Alex Decker
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Thriller
Topics
Murderers
False imprisonment
Unsolved murders
Murder
Secrets
Search for truth
Setting
Ohio - Midwest (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Summary
Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling series. <br> Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. <br> It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago? <br> Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions....
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