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Walk the Wire - David Baldacci

Walk the Wire

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,381 Ratings


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.


  • Walk the wire

    By not sucked into l chapter down
    Thanks for the reviews. Although desperate for a good book, I’ll take a bye on this one.
  • Walk the wire

    By Droopyelton
    Wasn't my favorite!!!! Everything seemed too elementary and predictable.
  • Teams Working Together

    By Lakewaco
    Two separate groups , Amos Decker and Will Robbie unexpectedly meet in a mix of murders and international intrigue. One protects the other as they solve two separate connected cases. Good story lines. Got confused at times with all the character names intertwined. If bored at times, keep reading, it all comes out at the end.
  • It reads like a draft manuscript for a bad stage play.

    By BashfulCakes
    Or the draft of a really bad screenplay. The story is so so. What really got to me was the writing. Too many “she glanced sharply at him”, “she gasped”, and much worse in between. I refuse to believe David Baldacci is the actual author of this book. I’ve loved every book in that series up til now. But I don’t think I’ll continue.
  • Great

    By Ppppppppppppppopttttt
    This book kept me wondering until the end!
  • Quit writing if this is all that’s left!

    By bored to dearg
    An 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?

    By Am book reader
    Was 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.
  • Disappointed

    By Lizsmc1
    I 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.

    By ScubaDyer
    When 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.
  • Disappointing

    By lj53191
    I was looking forward to the next novel in the Decker/Jamison series and instead ended up with Will Robie. Not realistic.