The Last Mile - Amos Decker 2

Author(s): David Baldacci

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

#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.

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From one of the world's favourite thriller writers, this is the second title in the Amos Decker crime series, following Memory Man.

It's big, bold and almost impossible to put down...Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up...I called this novel a master class on the bestseller because of its fast-moving narrative, the originality of its hero and its irresistible plot...Highly entertaining Washington Post David Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page...Baldacci is a master storyteller...MEMORY MAN works because Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding Associated Press Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a devastating school shooting..[Decker] proves a quirky, original antihero with a definite method to his madness...Readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again Kirkus Reviews [A] strong first in a new thriller series from bestseller Baldacci...Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy Publishers Weekly Baldacci weaves a suspenseful story right up to the climactic face-off between these complex and compelling characters. Highly recommended for all thriller fans who love elusive, taunting criminals and the slightly bent but always determined detectives who pursue them Library Journal (Starred Review) Baldacci makes it feel fresh Booklist Baldacci's novels always have an emotional component...But MEMORY MAN stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt - and earned - sense of catharsis and healing...Baldacci's last few books have been among his best, and it's a pleasure to see him produce emotionally and dramatically intense work at the height of his maturity as a novelist Richmond Times-Dispatch Baldacci is still peerless Sunday Times One of the world's biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction ... Brilliant plotting, heart-grabbing action and characters to die for Daily Mail The page-turner of the season The Times Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations - tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification Sunday Express David Baldacci's The Last Mile is a second outing for Amos Decker, the Holmesian hero of last year's Memory Man ... A typically twisty plot never flags, and benefits from having the likeably offbeat sleuth (whose gifts include synaesthesia and photographic memory) as its pivot The Sunday Times David Baldacci's The Last Mile is a second outing for Amos Decker, the Holmesian hero of last year's Memory Man ... A typically twisty plot never flags, and benefits from having the likeably offbeat sleuth (whose gifts include synaesthesia and photographic memory) as its pivot The Sunday Times Already among the world's bestselling writers, Baldacci hardly needs to prove himself but he's created one of the most intriguing, complex anti-heroes...Impossible to put down, especially because of Decker, who weaves a powerful spell Daily Mail A clever thriller in the Jeffrey Deaver mould The Sun It's big, bold and almost impossible to put down ... Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up ... I called this novel a master class on the bestseller because of its fast-moving narrative, the originality of its hero and its irresistible plot ... Highly entertaining Washington Post David Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page ... Baldacci is a master storyteller ... Memory Man works because Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding Associated Press Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a devastating school shooting ... [Decker] proves a quirky, original antihero with a definite method to his madness ... Readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again Kirkus Reviews [A] strong first in a new thriller series from bestseller Baldacci ... Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy Publishers Weekly Baldacci weaves a suspenseful story right up to the climactic face-off between these complex and compelling characters. Highly recommended for all thriller fans who love elusive, taunting criminals and the slightly bent but always determined detectives who pursue them Library Journal (Starred Review) Baldacci makes it feel fresh Booklist Baldacci's novels always have an emotional component ... But Memory Man stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt - and earned - sense of catharsis and healing ... Baldacci's last few books have been among his best, and it's a pleasure to see him produce emotionally and dramatically intense work at the height of his maturity as a novelist Richmond Times-Dispatch One of the world's biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction ... Brilliant plotting, heart-grabbing action and characters to die for Daily Mail The page-turner of the season The Times Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations - tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification Sunday Express

David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. Whilst researching his novels, David Baldacci has been inside the buildings of some of the world's leading intelligence agencies, meeting real-life spies and intelligence leaders. Some of his bestselling novels include Absolute Power, The Camel Club and, also featuring Amos Decker, Memory Man. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation(R), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

General Fields

  • : 9781447277538
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan
  • : November 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

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  • : David Baldacci
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  • : English
  • : English
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  • : Paperback
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