Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1) by David BaldacciAmos Deckers 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 killers 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.
Memory Man will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.
The Expanse - Amos "I am that guy"
The Expanse needs saving and Amos needs his own show. *spoilerish*
A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing Wes Chatham Amos Burton. During the conversation, Chatham revealed how he prepared for the role, what obstacles he faced in bringing the character to the screen, and what lies ahead for him and Amos. Chatham also talked about his love of history and what can be learned from it, as well as the story of how he got into acting. We hope you enjoy! Disclaimer: This interview contains some small spoilers for Season 4 during the first half. Ed Akselrud- So Wes, how is everything on set? How does it feel being back after the hectic scare in May?
The Expanse does a better job of capturing what it feels like to read smart, well-plotted science fiction than any other series in recent memory. Alex shoots as many of them down as he can, but some still escape, one them hitting the Agatha King and fucking it up righteous while the others zoom off into space headed for Mars. While Holden, Bobbie, Prax, and Amos go into the compound to find Mei, Alex and Naomi board the King to try and reroute the pods; back on Earth, Anna decides to take action with the Errinwright video and brings it to Esteban. What you have here is pretty much an episode full of climaxes, as multiple stories reach their conclusions at once. That makes thematic sense, really; while the human villains of the story matter, they were always a threat more due to their selfishness and arrogance than because of their power. Mao was rich, and so he dumped money into the protomolecule because he thought he could harness it; Errinwright went along with it for political reasons; and Strickland is about as much a mad doctor as they come. Really, though, pretty much everyone in the episode gets a chance to have some sort of emotional apotheosis, apart from Avasarala, who largely stays sidelined and has to settle for having Holden dump Mao in front of her.
By saoirse , May 10, in The Expanse. The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity; a new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station; Anna receives the smoking gun she needs. I have a lot of emotions about this episode, guys. So many emotions. Holy shit, that episode lived up to it's scary promo. I don't often yell at my television set but I was yelling tonight.
Amos Burton is a ship mechanic originating from Earth. Currently, he works aboard the Rocinante as a mechanic and is one of the four crew members. A skilled mechanic and combatant, he is a master of survival in the dog-eat-dog world of the System, and has a tendency towards violence. He's eerily comfortable, and even cheerful, at the prospect of violence. Amos seems to have had a rough past with what little he reveals. In " Rock Bottom " while he and Alex are in a nightclub, Amos says that he "grew up in places like this," and makes vague reference to a history of sex work.