The Last Mile by David Baldacci
The Last Mile is the second entry in David Baldacci’s Amos Decker series.
Amos Decker is a former NFL football player who, just as his pro career started, received a traumatic brain injury. The injury not only knocked him out of football but, also, left him with a disorder in which he remembers everything, including the painful events he would rather forget like the murders of his wife and daughter.
The Last Mile begins with Decker headed from Burlington, Ohio to Quantico, VA to take a position with a newly-formed team at the FBI. The team combines combining FBI agents with civilians who have their own special gifts. Continue reading
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It is always interesting to hear how a bestselling writer worked their way into their career. Some writers knew they wanted to write in grade school. Others didn’t pick it up until much later. And often there are many starts and restarts as a writer struggles to find their niche.
In My First Thriller on the Crime Reads blog, Scott Turow tells about how he became the author of multiple best selling novels, capped off by his blockbuster hit, Presumed Innocence.
Turow had dreamed about being a writer in school, even having some articles published in college. Then life happened. He became a lecturer at Stanford before going to law school and becoming the Assistant US Attorney in Chicago. Part of that time, he worked on a novel during his thirty-minute commute to work.
We are glad he can now make more time to write stories that thrill, entertain, and make so many of us think.
Here is Rick Pullen’s article on his interview with Scott Turow. I hope you find it as informative and encouraging as I did.