David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.davidbaldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.
The Last Mile - EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (first 7 chapters)by David Baldacci
THE LAST MILE
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents/b>/i>/i>
In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller . . .
THE LAST MILE
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.
Meet the Author
- Northern Virginia
- Date of Birth:
- August 5, 1960
- Place of Birth:
- Richmond, VIrginia
- B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986
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I love Memory Man. In this novel, Decker is just a too all-knowing. It was a silly. I felt like ages times Baldacci forgot the story. A character was kidnapped and it was like he disremembered it was important. There was even one point that I completely spaced out cause it got a boring, too pat, with Decker's ability to just know the answer to questions. The first paperback played more on his memory... This one makes it like he is psychic.
Could not stop reading
Loved this book a must read had me up all night better then the first book this really kept me awake