The Last Mile : Amos Decker

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Series: Amos Decker
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Memories can be a real killer.
Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.
When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember.
There is someone out there with a lot to hide and a secret that everyone is looking for. A race against time ensues, because when revealed, that information threatens to tear apart the corridors of power at the very highest level. The case proves to be life-changing for both Mars and Decker in ways that neither could ever have imagined.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Baldacci @ his best.

Well narrated, as done badly it's very off putting.
Interesting story that keeps moving, more than worth a listen.
Keeps listener entertained @ all times.
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- Graham

Couldn't suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy this

Judging from the other reviews, I'm the only one who didn't quite enjoy this :/ After loving Memory Man to death, I was fully prepared to love The Last Mile as well. Sadly, there was an element to the plot (why Melvin really ended up in prison) that I just hated and found very unbelievable, despite the explanations in the book. It was an entertaining book but a bit disappointing.
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- Dana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2016
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.