Review: Walk the Wire by David Baldacci

Title: Walk the Wire Book Cover
Title: Walk the Wire Series: Memory Man #6 Genre: Thriller Publisher: Grand Central/Hachette Format: Print, Digital, Audio Pages: 433


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.


I was excited to read a brand new thrilling memory man book from bestselling author, David Baldacci. FBI Agent Amos Decker is back sent to North Dakota (of all places) after a hunter finds the remains of a woman. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her. No-one knows why the FBI has been sent to investigate, not even Amos Decker and his partner Alex Jamison, not the local police and townspeople.

This sets up for a thrill ride with the backdrop of the North Dakota oil boom and the state’s long history for mysterious Air Force bases. What begins as a straight up murder investigation mystery gets kicked into high gear with the secrets the town holds that could have serious global implications that could endanger the entire country. The book goes back and forth from a police procedural to a high-octane spy/military thriller that will leave you breathless and turning pages with some awesome crossovers that will leave you excited if you’re a fan of David Baldacci’s stuff. David Baldacci is a master storyteller which is once again proven with this exciting and fun thriller, Walk The Wire.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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