Cover detail from the Pan Macmillan edition of The Fallen
Amos Decker (aka the Memory Man) is a Police detective with the ability to remember everything in fine detail, the result of a drastic head injury acquired during a pro football game. While his savant-like recall makes him a valuable police resource, it can also take him back to vivid and painful memories from his past, particularly of the night three members of his family were brutally murdered.
With his personal life in disarray, Decker soon leaves the police to become a private investigator, one obsessed with finding the killer of his daughter, wife and brother-in-law. Written by David Baldacci this series of bestselling crime thrillers (Memory Man, The Last Mile, The Fix, The Fallen, Redemption) also sees Decker hired as a FBI Special Agent to investigate criminal cases and individuals, usually in or around Burlington, Ohio.