The Last Mile - David Baldacci

The Last Mile

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Amos Decker - the extraordinary detective who can forget nothing - returns in a spectacular thriller that is "utterly absorbing." -- Associated Press

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.

Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men's families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.

The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars--guilty or not--a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger--and more sinister--than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.

Reviews

  • Great character with conflicts

    5
    By KHemeyer
    Decker is a flawed character who is determined to do what is right no matter the consequences. He wants the bad guys to be held accountable no matter how many years have passed. The character of Amos Decker gives the reader a small peek into what it maybe like to have Autism, Asperger’s syndrome or another neurological disorder that has high functioning brain power. I really enjoy following Baldacci’s characters over many years.
  • Thoroughly engrossing and satisfying.

    5
    By Crzybubble
    Great book. Tremendous characters, plot, and execution.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By pcjm11
    Very hard to put down! I couldn’t wait until the next minute I had to pick it back up again!
  • Riveting

    5
    By ksn154
    Couldn’t put it down
  • The last mile

    5
    By keckert1
    How can I review it before I read it?
  • The Last Mile

    5
    By LaDog54
    Very intriguing, but then all David Baldacci books are. Great read!!!
  • The Last Mile

    5
    By jebbielou
    Good as Book 1 in this series. Can't wait to read The Fix.
  • The Last Mile

    5
    By ashthomas19
    This book is one that, once started, can't be put down. I highly recommend it to anyone who even remotely likes mysteries, thrillers, or cop shows on tv. David Baldacci did it again! 😍
  • Wow!!!!

    5
    By Jamiewakka
    This Amos Decker series just keeps getting better and better. I now have a new favorite author!!!!!!
  • The last mile

    5
    By peleke11
    The best writing from one the best writers!