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The Resource The confession : a novel, John Grisham

The confession : a novel, John Grisham

Label
The confession : a novel
Title
The confession
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn't understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn't care. He just can't believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man?
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grisham, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R5355
LC item number
C66 2011
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judicial error
  • Death row inmates
Target audience
adult
Label
The confession : a novel, John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn679925223
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Dell mass market ed.
Extent
515 p.
Isbn
9780440245117
System control number
(OCoLC)679925223
Label
The confession : a novel, John Grisham
Publication
Control code
ocn679925223
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Dell mass market ed.
Extent
515 p.
Isbn
9780440245117
System control number
(OCoLC)679925223

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