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The last mile / David Baldacci ; read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.

By: Baldacci, David, 1960- [author.].
Contributor(s): Cassidy, Orlagh [narrator.] | Brewer, Kyf [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Baldacci, David, Amos Decker: book 2.Edition: Unabridged.Description: 11 audio discs (CD) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.ISBN: 9781489029720.Subject(s): Decker, Amos (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Death row inmates -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Government investigators -- FictionGenre/Form: Audiobooks. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813.6 Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.Summary: Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-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.
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Following Memory Man, #1 NYT bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker. Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution for the violent killing of his parents 20 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' 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?

Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.

Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-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.

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Amos Decker, last seen in Memory Man, is part of an FBI special task force charged with investigating cold cases. Here he takes an interest in Melvin Mars, a man who has spent 20 years in jail and is about to be executed for brutally murdering his parents when someone else confesses to the crime. Decker, who has a photographic memory and can never forget anything, identifies the improbable murderer but not until after a member of the task force disappears. Kyf Brewer's nuanced narration brings out Decker's and Mars's different personalities and feelings about the case, and Orlagh Cassidy does an excellent job voicing the female characters and deploying various regional accents. Verdict Recommended for audio thriller collections. ["Just when the story line heads to what seems an obvious conclusion, Baldacci veers off course with a surprising twist. The end result is another exciting read from a thriller master": Xpress Reviews 3/25/16 starred review of the Grand Central hc.]-Ilka Gordon, Beachwood, OH © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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