A gripping crime thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of mystery and suspense
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- 37,99 zł
A gripping legal thriller from the no.1 Sunday Times bestselling author and creator of Sooley and The Judge's List.
An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him.
Travis Boyette is a murderer. Nine years ago, he strangled a high-school cheerleader and buried her body so it could never be found. Then, he watched and waited as police arrested Donte Drumm, a local football star with no connection to the crime.
Tried, convicted, and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row whilst Boyette walked free.
Now, Donte Drumm is four days from execution. And as Boyette faces his own mortality, hehas finally decided to do what is right. He has decided to confess.
But how can he convince the state that they are about to execute the wrong man?
'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' Irish Independent
'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' Jodi Picoult
'The best thriller writer alive!' Ken Follett
'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing and fast-paced thrillers' Telegraph
'Grisham is a superb and instinctive storyteller' The Times
'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' Daily Record
'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they are not just alive, they are pulsating' Mirror
'A giant of the thriller genre!' TimeOut
Grisham's recent slump continues with another subpar effort whose plot and characters, none of whom are painted in shades of gray, aren't able to support an earnest protest against the death penalty. In 2007, almost on the eve of the execution of Dont Drumm, an African-American college football star, for the 1998 murder of a white cheerleader whose body was never found, Travis Boyette, a creepy multiple sex offender, confesses that he's guilty of the crime to Kansas minister Keith Schroeder. With Drumm's legal options dwindling fast and with the threat of civil unrest in his Texas hometown if the execution proceeds, Schroeder battles to convince Boyette to go public with the truth and to persuade the condemned man's attorney that Boyette's story needs to be taken seriously. While the action progresses with a certain grim realism, Schroeder's superficial responses to the issues raised undercut the impact. As with The Appeal, the author's passionate views on serious flaws in the justice system don't translate well into fiction.