Walk the Wire - David Baldacci

Walk the Wire

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 4,030 Ratings


Amos Decker—​the FBI consultant with a perfect memoryreturns 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.


  • Combining characters

    By Vbestbf
    I love that Will Robbie was brought into this book. It made for a great story and a great combination
  • Another political rant disguised as a novel

    By im_Flyer72
    I read a book to be entertained. I don’t pay for a novel to hear someone preach about political ideology.
  • Another great Amos Decker Novel

    By TedSummers
    A nice touch bringing in Will Robie
  • Amos and Alex at their best

    By Atco 1
    Best twist and turns! Brought to a great conclusion!
  • Too long and convoluted

    By ChuckN30
    What started off as an interesting murder mystery in the little known world of fracking in North Dakota went off the rails. Foreign mercenaries and a military cover up with shootings and explosions was not too much and not interesting. I should have stopped reading after the free sample.
  • Great

    By Frank Bova
    Great story.
  • Love David Baldacci Books

    By amy_jac1
    Decker is such an interesting character in this series. He keeps evolving each and every book. These books never fail to keep my attention.
  • Awesome story

    By bur dur
    Good all the way through.....I love this series
  • 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.