Walk the Wire
By David Baldacci
Amos Decker -- the FBI consultant with a perfect memory -- returns to solve a gruesome murder in a booming North Dakota oil town in the newest thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series.
When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has also brought a slew of problems with it, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution -- and now murder.
Decker and Jamison are ordered to investigate the death of a young woman named Irene Cramer, whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open -- which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case. As Decker and Jamison dig into Irene's life, they are shocked to discover that the woman who walked the streets by night as a prostitute was a teacher for a local religious sect by day -- a sect operating on land once owned by a mysterious government facility that looms over the entire community.
London is a town replete with ruthless business owners, shady government officials, and religious outsiders, all determined to keep their secrets from coming out. When other murders occur, Decker will need all of his extraordinary memory and detective skills, and the assistance of a surprising ally, to root out a killer and the forces behind Cramer's death. . . before the boom town explodes.
Quit writing if this is all that’s left!2By bored to deargAn absurd plot made even worse by too many characters, too many murders, too many impossible escapes and numerous implausible scenarios. Total mishmash. A real bore.
Where did Amos go?2By Am book readerWas really looking forward to another Memory Man book, but he barely used his “superpowers “. Confusing plot, Jamison is a dimwit bulb and Robie and Reel pop in out of nowhere to save their butts. Loved the first memory man book but couldn’t finish this one, sorry to say.
Disappointed2By Lizsmc1I really like Decker a lot but this was my least favorite. It didn’t make any sense and three murder story lines that didn’t connect well. There were mistakes like it was rushed to print. Also, Decker didn’t use his “memory” until the end of the book. I like Decker because I don’t like the huge government conspiracy books. Not my favorite
Good book to read only if you’re housebound.4By ScubaDyerWhen I first began to read David Baldacci, starting with "Wish You Well" and subsequent thrillers, I felt I was reading literature. This book strikes me as having been written by a computer or by high school interns. It’s filled with short sentences in series and the increasingly frequent errors in the use of personal pronouns. I look forward to the day when Baldacci himself again assumes authorship.
Disappointing1By lj53191I was looking forward to the next novel in the Decker/Jamison series and instead ended up with Will Robie. Not realistic.
Walk the wire2By Ricker 74That was a waste of 15.00$ very disappointed .
Walk the Wire1By xfcdszerbjiDisappointing. Most Balducci novels push the boundaries of reality, but bringing in characters from other novels, with no connection, is just a marketing ploy. I couldn’t even finish the book.
Walk the Wire2By Zanthe RulesBalducci has been going downhill for a while now. This book is really a mess. Throwing Robie and Reel into the mix made no sense. Write more Robie books if that is the intent. The Amos Decker character was really promising but the last two/three books have been meh. Jamison brings nothing to the table. Balducci’s other new character Atlee Pine so far has been a total fail.
Walk the Wire3By Halsterx3/5 stars. Enjoyable characters of Decker and Jamison. Disjointed plot that didn’t tie together very well. Hal
Walk The Wire2By Plano skywatcherTerrible! I rushed thru it to get to the end. The female FBI partner does nothing; she floats in space! I felt like he was trying too hard to put something out. Reads like a ghost writer! Disappointed.