It took about 70 pages for REDEMPTION to really get going. But, I have come to trust David Baldacci's books, and he didn't disappoint with this one; glad I stayed with it because it is awesome. I think one reason it was a bit slow in the beginning is because it has been awhile since the last book in the Memory Man (Amos Decker) series. Because this story is set in his hometown, where his family had been murdered years ago, Baldacci needed to do some stage setting, reminding us who Decker was so we could see how that played out in this novel. This story is incredibly complicated with so many threads and so many characters, and so many possibilities for who did what to whom. I only hope the story of the perpetrators in this novel is really fiction and not based on something that is actually going on in this country. Great read and highly recommend it.