A Novel

eBook - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
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.

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Baker & Taylor
Fifteen years after he is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to die for the murder of a nine-year-old girl, overworked pro-bono lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband, and her stepson, a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, become convinced that Rennell Price did not receive a fair trial and race against time to stop his execution. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005
ISBN: 1588364437 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9781588364432 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M PATTERSON
Characteristics: 465 p. ; 25 cm


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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.

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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