The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.
With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. â€śWe were the best bloody band there was,â€ť he says. â€śThere was nobody to touch us.â€ťÂ Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afarâ€”but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. Heâ€™s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapmanâ€™s not stayingÂ awayÂ any longer.
By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be â€ś(Just Like) Starting Over.â€ť He canâ€™t wait to show the world what he will do.
Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage.
The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.Â Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennonâ€™s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney,Â The Last Days of John LennonÂ is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history:Â One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this dayâ€”and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.