The Last Mile by David Baldacci
(Memory Man #2)
432 pages / 11 hrs, 49 mins
"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?
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." --from the publisher
A good story line and plenty of mysterious circumstances to keep the reader engaged! My only complaint is that the dialogue is inane at times. (heavy sigh) Baldacci is usually better than this, and I can only hope this isn't his new style.