Memory Man by David Baldacci; 2015; $28.00; 405 pages; Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY; 978-/01-/4555-5982-4; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Technical Services; 1/4/18-1/7/18

Why did I read this?  I am trying to read as many of David Baldacci books as I can, I finished the Shaw series and am starting on the Amos Decker series.

Amos Decker was good enough to make it to the NFL but only lasted one play.  That play ended his NFL career and rattled his brain in such a way that he never forgot anything ever again.  He also now see numbers and colors in his memories and sometimes hallucinates numbers and colors.   After he recovers from his multiple injuries he marries his physical therapist and becomes a police officer and works up to become a detective.  His phenomenal memory and abilities enable him to become a great detective.  One night he comes home and finds his brother in law, wife and young daughter cruelly murdered.   He begins a downward spiral the ends with him living on the street in a box and sees how far he has fallen.  He pulls himself partway back up and becomes a private investigator.  A Columbine type shooting happens at the local high school and the police chief requests Amos help.  The massacre ties back to the killing of Amos’s family and he begins to work with a journalist and the FBI to solve things.

Grade-8/10 It starts kind of slow but picks up and gains steam quickly and finishes well.