Memory man / David Baldacci.

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      Summary: "Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything. The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can. But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice"-- provided by publisher.
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      BALDACCI, D. Memory man. [s. l.]: Grand Central Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781455559824. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
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      Baldacci D. Memory Man. Grand Central Publishing; 2015. Accessed December 12, 2019.
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      Baldacci, D. (2015). Memory man. Grand Central Publishing. Retrieved from
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      Baldacci, David. 2015. Memory Man. Grand Central Publishing.
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      Baldacci, D 2015, Memory man, Grand Central Publishing, viewed 12 December 2019, .
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      Baldacci, David. Memory Man. Grand Central Publishing, 2015. EBSCOhost,
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      Baldacci, David. Memory Man. Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
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Booklist Reviews 2015 May #2

Meet Amos Decker: former college football star, NFL player for one brief moment, police officer, and now a down-and-out private investigator. He sounds like a bit of a stereotype, and he probably would be, if it weren't for something that sets him apart: due to a violent accident on the playing field, Decker now has hyperthymesia, a psychological condition that makes him unable to forget anything. This isn't a completely fresh idea—the main character in the TV series Unforgettable has hyperthymesia, and The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper and Criminal Minds' Spencer Reid have eidetic memories (a heightened ability to remember things)—but Baldacci makes it feel fresh by adding in a highly dramatic element: Decker's family was murdered about a year and a half ago, and, out of the blue, someone has confessed. Using his perfect memory, Decker sees a way to find out what really happened to his wife and child, and to find peace. One of Baldacci's better recent novels. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 November #2

Mega-best-selling author Baldacci hits a milestone with his 30th adult novel, at the same time launching a new series. His hero, Amos Decker, has hyperthymesia—no, not a disease but the ability to remember everything. With a 500,000-copy first printing. Look for Baldacci as honorary chair for National Library Week in April 2015.

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PW Reviews 2015 March #5

This strong first in a new thriller series from bestseller Baldacci (The Escape) introduces Amos Decker, the memory man, whose unique abilities are the result of a vicious hit he suffered as a 22-year-old NFL rookie that ended his football career. The injury induced hyperthymesia and synesthesia in Decker—he forgets nothing, and he "counts in colors and sees time as pictures in head." Years later, the murders of his wife and daughter left him too grief-stricken to continue working as a cop in what may be Burlington, Vt. At age 42, the grossly overweight Decker is barely scratching out a living as a PI. The arrest of Sebastian Leopold for the slaughter of his family and a mass shooting at a local high school combine to put an unwilling Decker back into the game with temporary credentials as a policeman. Rusty but still brilliant, he rejoins his former partner, detective Mary Lancaster, in investigating both cases. A startling discovery links the school killings and those of his family. Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy. Agent: Aaron Priest, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Apr.)

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