The Last Mile - David Baldacci

The Last Mile

Author: David Baldacci

  • Publication Date: 2016-04-19
  • Category: Police Procedural
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 3,069 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.


  • 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!
  • Excellent read!

    By BorisLC
    Very suspenseful
  • Last Mile

    By ROJOATX1974
    Amos Decker is such a fascinating character....I can’t wait to read the next book in this series
  • Great Read

    By ellsworth1913
    I couldn’t put this book down. I love it when a book grabs me from the fevers beginning. This one fits the bill.
  • Another page turner! Perfect vacation read. Onto book 3!

    By heather from Lubec
    Couldn’t put it down... without giving a spoiler alert, one issue wasn’t addressed nearly as well or as quickly as it should have been, leaving me perplexed for several chapters. In the end, all’s well, that ends well... for the most part!
  • Great Read

    By TedSummers
    The Last Mile was an enjoyable read, cover to cover. I’m looking forward to reading the next Amos Decker story, The Fix.