Conviction

Conviction

Book - 2005
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"When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, overworked pro bono laywer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial but that he may well be innocent. Racing against the clock and facing enormous legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try to stay Rennell's execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and to an enormously moving and powerful conclusion."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345450197
0345450191
9780345450203
Call Number: PATTERSON
Characteristics: 528 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Attorney and client -- Fiction.
Death row inmates -- Fiction.
Judicial error -- Fiction.
Women lawyers -- Fiction.

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chgarland
Dec 25, 2010

I read this years ago and it pretty much put me off Richard North Patterson, who I had previously enjoyed. Of course I skipped books involving his tiresome obsession with the Kennedys, but this one, with its one-sided politics, its lack of nuance, its utter lack of perspective, was the last one of his I bothered to read.

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slarsen
Dec 24, 2010

Love a "can't put it down" book! This is one of those. Thank yoou Richard north Patterson.

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