The Fallen

The Fallen

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Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it's not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There's something going on in Barronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker's infallible memory may not be enough to save them.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018
ISBN: 9781538761397
1538761394
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm

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pishposh9
Jun 18, 2018

Plodding.

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workhorse6491
Jun 18, 2018

Decker and his comrade go on vacation.... and run into a real spaghetti mess. Could not keep most of the characters straight... probably understandable as nearly everyone in this small town is in some kind of thrall to opioid pill-pushers and related drug scum. All, including Decker, are running around in reaction to the latest outrage, etc. etc. Not much character development, even of Decker himself. I like the Memory Man, but this one I'd much rather forget.

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Bookworm1562
Jun 12, 2018

David Baldacci does not disappoint with "The Fallen." I could not put it down.

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reader7176
May 25, 2018

Another great book from David Baldacci in the Memory Man series. I have enjoyed all his books but especially this series.

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USAF1969
May 20, 2018

THE FALLEN is the best David Baldacci book yet in the Memory Man Series. Decker and Jamison are "on vacation" in a small town where Jamison's sister lives. Decker is relaxing on her deck outside when he notices strange things going on in the house behind it and goes to see what is happening. "On vacation" quickly evolves into "working a case" (or course). What is a case becomes so many different threads and twists and turns that it is a lot of cases balled up into one - though they merge somewhat towards the end. This is a very complicated story with great characters and plot development. The non-fiction, descriptive parts of this dealing with our Nation's opiod crises (plural intended) adds a huge layer of complexity to the story (a good thing) and scares the hell out of me (a less good thing, but a reality we better face). Throw into the mix that Decker gets decked by a major blow to the head which messes with his already "rewired" and amazing memory and you have a great story of crime solving and changing interpersonal relations. Well done David Baldacci! Enjoy.

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ValinOR14
May 04, 2018

3½ stars. I totally did my happy dance when I got my hands on this book! I love the Amos Decker series sooo much! Sadly, this wasn't my favorite in the series. There were so many story lines to keep track of - and the end of the book felt (to me) like everything had been thrown in a blender, pulsed a couple of times, and dumped back out, lol.

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mjk236sb
Apr 29, 2018

Another good addition to the Memory Man series. Complex story that deals with the opiod problem and the effects it has on a dying town. Interesting group of characters that have gotten mixed up in a drug scheme and a search for a long lost treasure. Baldacci just keeps getting better and never disappoints.

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Mtrag
Mar 09, 2018

change to e book overdrive

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