David Baldacci’s Next Memory Man Thriller to Come Out This October

On October 11, 2022, Amos Decker returns to action in Long Shadows, the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.


First introduced in the 2015 novel Memory Man, Decker quickly became a fan-favorite character on his way to anchoring six well-received thrillers over a five-year period. He was last seen in Baldacci’s Walk the Wire (2020), which followed Amos as he investigated a gruesome murder in a small North Dakota oil town.

One of Baldacci’s best protagonists to date, Decker is unique due to a medical condition that has left him with a perfect memory. As the books explain, Decker suffers from both hyperthymesia and synesthesia, the result of a bone-crushing hit to his head while playing linebacker in the NFL. In layman’s terms, Decker can now associate things such as death, for example, with a distinct color—on top of not being able to forget anything . . . ever.

For Decker, who now works as a consultant to the FBI, having every memory permanently seared into his brain no doubt helps when he’s working on various cases. With total recall, he never forgets any details and things are always fresh in his mind’s eye. The flip side, of course, is that even painful memories are always present too, horrors from years past as new and visual in his mind as whatever happened the day before—which is bad news for a man who more than a decade ago found his wife and child murdered. 

Not much is known about the plot details for Long Shadows at this time, but that will soon change with both the official cover art andsynopsis just around the corner, so make sure to check back here for more updates in the coming weeks. For now, Readers excited to get their hands on the next Memory Man thriller can pre-order Long Shadows here.



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and co-hosts the ThrillerTalk podcast. His debut thriller, FIELDS OF FIRE, comes out on September 6, 2022.  For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.



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