Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1169 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455586455
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 19 2016)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016JC0THQ

Book Description

 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.

About the Author

 David Baldacci writes because he can't imagine not writing. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published five novels for children. We don't know when he sleeps.

A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

David and his wife, Michelle, are the co-founders of the Wish You Well Foundation®, which supports family and adult literacy in the United States. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.

My Review

 David Baldacci is one of those authors whose books are consistently well written and enjoyable to read. The Last Mile which is the second book in Baldacci's Amos Decker series is an excellent read. It is one of those books that is impossible to put down. The twists and turns were endless. I kept having to know what was going to happen next!

The Last Mile is a book about relationships and friendships. It is the type of book that appeals to both men and women. There is lots of action but there is also a lot about human relationships. And it is one of those books that makes us wonder how well do we really know the people in our lives.

Great great read!!!! There is a reason that The Last Mile has been in Amazon's top 20 for weeks and weeks. Be sure to read this one!!!

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