Baldacci is a wonderful storyteller, and he incorporates wonderful characters into baffling conspiracies ... he takes on small-town America, capturing both good and bad elements. He demonstrates why these small towns are worth saving. It’s a theme he has explored before, but it still has potency and relevance.
After a brief introduction to get the reader oriented to when, where, and why Decker is as he is, the mystery immediately starts. By page six, both reader and FBI consultant are up and running, directly into 432 pages of mystery, murder, soul-searching grief, and startling revelations ... The Fallen is another winner in this entertaining series.
The Fallen like all of Baldacci's work, continues rolling like a runaway train out of control. The pace picks up considerably with each passing chapter until the inevitable ending that most surely will deliver a resolution at about the same time you are catching your breath.