Book Review: Long Shadows (Memory Man Series)

Are you in the mood for an intense crime thriller? Look no further than the latest addition to David Baldacci’s best-selling series, “Memory Man”, featuring FBI consultant Amos Decker with an unbeatable memory. In “Long Shadows”, Decker is summoned to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, and what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly becomes a complicated web of mystery and lies.

The victims are a federal judge and her bodyguard, both murdered in cold blood. The judge’s face is covered in a blindfold with two crude holes cut out for her eyes, indicating she was targeted due to her position on the bench. But as Decker digs deeper, he discovers that the judge had more enemies than he could have ever imagined – violent gang members, drug dealers, smugglers, and even her own resentful ex-husband. Meanwhile, the bodyguard’s connection to the judge adds even more complexity to the case.

Decker’s investigation is not without challenges. He has a new partner named Special Agent Frederica “Freddie” White, and he must also deal with the emotional turmoil of a tragic past. As the pair gets closer to uncovering the truth, potential witnesses begin disappearing, and Decker realizes that he is dealing with a web of secrets, crimes, and scandals that lead to the most deadly threat yet.

David Baldacci’s writing is fast-paced and gripping, with twists and turns that will leave you guessing until the very end. The character development is excellent, and Decker’s backstory adds depth to his personality and motivations. Baldacci’s descriptions of South Florida are vivid, and you can almost smell the salty breeze and feel the humid air.

In addition to the thrilling plot, there are also underlying themes that make “Long Shadows” more than just another crime story. Decker’s struggles with his own past and present add a layer of emotional depth that elevates the book beyond a simple murder mystery. The novel also touches on social issues, such as corruption in the justice system, the drug trade, and the impact of poverty.

Overall, “Long Shadows” is an excellent addition to David Baldacci’s series featuring Amos Decker. The novel is a perfect example of a well-written, pulse-pounding crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and new readers will be eager to dive into Baldacci’s back catalog. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting page-turner to add to your reading list, “Long Shadows” should be at the top.
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