The Last Mile - David Baldacci

The Last Mile

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 3,241 Ratings


When a convicted killer is saved by another man's confession, Amos Decker, now an FBI special task force detective, must find the truth in this "utterly absorbing" #1 New York Times bestseller (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.


  • The Last Mile

    By Halsterx
    3.5/5 stars. Entertaining read. Kind of lame plot. Hal R
  • Unknown

    By Mtoto Mwema
    Exshaustingly captivating,,
  • The Last Mile

    By nanniebo
    Another Decker page turner. I love all the twists and turns of the plots with some history mixed in.
  • Great book

    By kmeyer430
    Very good book!
  • What a read!

    By Naplesnut
    Captured from the beginning to the end. Loved the cast of characters.
  • Entertaining but far fetched

    By Slalom38
    The dots Amos connected seriously stretched the laws of probability, perfect recall notwithstanding.
  • History

    By ConRyan375
    Love the history in this one. Fun.
  • Decent read…

    By chcocolatechick23
    Good, not great, I liked the first book in this series better, and I have no desire to read the third. Interesting characters, but too long, and too many plot twists that were difficult to follow and connect the dots.
  • Velie goo

    By 星巴克姑娘
  • Fast & Furious!

    By Wolfhead9
    I love Amos! Thank you Mr. Baldacci for distracting me while I battle the Big C and keep my chemo mind from turning to mush. Looking forward to the next Amos investigation!