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The Last Mile by David Baldacci (August 2016)

Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row.  He was on of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty, 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 as a special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone else confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders.

There are facts about the case that don't add up and, as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception rooted in a period of American history that most would rather forget, but which some seem keen to remember.

There is someone out there with a lot to hide, and a secret everyone is looking for.  A race against time ensues because, when revealed, that information threatens to tear apart to corridors of power at the very highest level.

The case proves to be life-changing for both Mars and Decker in ways that neither could ever have imagined.
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