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The Last Mile : Amos Decker - David Baldacci

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The incredible follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man

BOOK 2 IN THE AMOS DECKER SERIES


Ex-detective Decker suffered a life changing head injury when he played professional football as a young man. His accident resulted in a condition known as Savant syndrome, where the sufferer demonstrates extraordinary abilities far in excess of what is considered normal. In Decker's case, he has gained a phenomenal memory.

Decker is still suffering from the devastating loss of his wife and only daughter. They were murdered in his home two years previously. Overwhelmed with grief, his life spiralled out of control and he lost his job, his home, and his self-respect.

It is only when teenagers are gunned down in a shooting at a local school, and Decker's special skills can help to find the killer, that he goes back to work with the help of his former partner, detective Mary Lancaster. As the investigation deepens, new evidence reveals that one of the weapons used in the shooting was the same as that used to kill Decker's wife and daughter. The case turns even more personal as he attempts to track down the killer. This sequel takes Decker to a new case where he will be required to test his special skills to the very limit of his endurance.

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good for a plane trip or similar

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      I enjoyed this book, but would only really read something like this while I am traveling. It was easy to read and not too taxing when your attention might be elsewhere.

       
      4.0

      A follow up to the Memory Man, but better

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      a good read,interesting plot

       
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      It's a David Baldacci... nothing else needs to be said!

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          Love the ease of ordering from home and have never had a problem with my Postal Delivery.

           
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          Fabulous

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          • Best Baldacci Ever
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
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            As usual a quick delivery.

             
            4.0

            I would buy this again

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            • 2nd Of Amos Decker Series
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                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 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 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

                David Baldacci was born in 1960 in Virginia, where he currently resides. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney.

                David Baldacci's works have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals and other publications worldwide. He has authored seven original screenplays. His books - all of which have been national and international bestsellers - have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide.

                Visit David Baldacci's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9781447277835
                ISBN-10: 144727783X
                Series: Amos Decker
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 352
                Published: 26th April 2016
                Publisher: Pan Macmillan
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.2
                Weight (kg): 0.58