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The Last Mile – by David Baldacci

Amos Decker returns on April 19th!

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’ 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.

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iBooks Editors’ Notes:

Some writers are brilliant at plot. Others excel at character development and dialogue. David Baldacci ticks both boxes. Memory Man’s extraordinary hero, Amos Decker, is back and we couldn’t be happier. Decker’s starting a new job at the FBI, putting his awesome recall of details to use trying to crack cold cases. When he learns about the case of a Texas death row inmate condemned for killing his mixed-race parents—and the startling confession that may prove his innocence—Decker fixates on uncovering the truth. The Last Mile is a top-notch thriller that tackles the ugly legacy of racism and paints a powerful portrait of the friendship between two damaged but indomitable men.