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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amos Decker Series Release Date:
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#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces former football player turned police detective Amos Decker in the debut of a thrilling new series!

Amos Decker’s promising football career was ended by a violent helmet-to-helmet collision. Now a police detective, he is still haunted by a side effect from the injury—he remembers everything, including things he would prefer to forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law murdered. As the husband, Amos immediately becomes a prime suspect in the crime, but is subsequently cleared. But when a man turns himself in—more than a year later—and confesses to the crime, Decker seizes his chance to learn what really happened that night. And the truth will stun him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The best Baldacci novel in years...What makes The Hit live up to its title is the payoff at the novel's end. By then, Baldacci has planted an emotional hook that remains long after readers have turned the last page of the book. Associated Press on The Hit
  • Another fast paced page turner that will keep you glued to the couch...by an author who continues to standout in the increasingly crowded thriller field. Examiner.com on The Forgotten
  • Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption. The narrative moves slowly, so the reader has a chance to solve the case along with Puller. It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies. The Washington Post on The Forgotten
  • Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series. Associated Press on King and Maxwell
  • David Baldacci's latest thriller is not only highly relevant, it is also well timed. And the details seem so real that it's hard not to wonder if the author is an insider; the tone is that authentic. An absolute page-turner, King and Maxwell is Baldacci at the pinnacle of his game. BookReporter.com
  • Its pace is relentless, and Baldacci's reworking of his perennial theme - absolute power corrupts absolutely - gives the book a sense of urgency and cultural relevance that many thrillers lack. Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Hit
  • Robie and Reel are complex characters, and anything they do is a pleasure to follow...Baldacci knows how to get readers to turn the pages, and he's in top form here. Associated Press on The Target
  • Brilliant use of language...vivid supporting characters and numerous sudden and unexpected plot twists...[Baldacci] doesn't let the action sag at any point...In [Chung-Cha], Mr. Baldacci has created one of his most memorable characters. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on The Target
  • Baldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years, and The Target continues the trend. This isn't a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It's among his most exhilarating books yet. Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Target
  • “It’s big, bold, and almost impossible to put down…Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up…I called this novel a master class on the bestseller because of its fast-moving narrative, the originality of its hero, and its irresistible plot….Highly entertaining.”

    Washington Post

  • “Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page…Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding.”

    Associated Press

  • “Compelling…David Baldacci has definitely hit a home run with Memory Man."

    Crimespree magazine

  • “[A] strong first in a new thriller series…Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy.”Publishers Weekly

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy share narration duties, with the former taking the principal role and the latter giving voice to the full range of female characters. Two key relationships are between Decker and strong female characters. The successful pairing of the narrators, with both voices being equally engaging, ensures that the dual narration works. McLarty and Cassidy have been cast for several of Baldacci’s series—Will Robie, John Puller, and King & Maxwell. Both McLarty and Cassidy demonstrate a natural talent for characterization and pacing, which make this investigative thriller especially engrossing.”

    AudioFile

  • “Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy do a fine job bringing the characters to life with clear and engaging narration…Recommended for all Baldacci fans and listeners who enjoy psychological mysteries and thrillers.”

    Library Journal

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Mystery & Thriller Book Award nominee
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