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Walk the Wire

by David Baldacci

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Series: Amos Decker (6)

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Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are sent to London, North Dakota to investigate the suspicious death of a young woman. No explanation as to why she matters is provided. The victim was a sectarian teacher for a local religious cult, who entertained men regularly. Amos and Alex and the local cop cannot find a motive, but Amos runs into his brother-in-law, who is managing a fracking operation in this prospering town. There is also a mysterious government facility nearby, manned by a contractor, which is dedicated to air defense despite another similar facility in North Dakota. As always, Amos is relentless is the pursuit of justice, especially when other townspeople start dying and disappearing. Amos is attacked by a pseudo-military force only to be rescued by Will Robie, a Baldacci character from another series. There are lots of suspects and lots of secrets in London. Amos saves the day literally just in time, with a major assist from his brother-in-law, and once this line of inquiry is resolved, he is able to solve the murder mysteries in short order. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Amos Decker joins forces with Will Robie and Jessica Riel from another Baldacci series to solve this crime. The body of a school teacher is discovered by a hunter. After authorities are called in it's discovered that the body has already been professionally autopsied. While there is evidence of insect infestation, the body shows no sign of animal molestation, unusual considering how long the body was exposed to the elements. The town is booming due to fracking in the area. The town is also home to an airforce base that monitors activity on massive radar equipment. There's a conservative sect of Anabaptists in the area also. How are these all connected and what is going on beneath the surface? (based on description from cjyap1)
The Memory Man Series is my favorite Baldacci series. I'm always fascinated with how Decker is able to use his memory to solve crimes. This one was another fast-paced, "twisty" entry in the series. ( )
  lrobe190 | Jul 4, 2021 |
Overly convoluted plot, good characters. Reasonably typical Baldacci. ( )
  fwbl | Jun 11, 2021 |
It was always a joy to enjoy a fast pace murder mystery. But the story line of this one does not hang as well as the rest of the series. ( )
  Baochuan | Feb 16, 2021 |
Oh the suspense. Started good with a body and a wolf hunter. As a reader I tried to see how all the clues fit together until I found out at the end, a let down. Guest stars made it exciting like old friends came to visit. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
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