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Conviction by Richard North Patterson
  

Conviction

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A race-against-time court-room drama which highlights some of the inadequacies of the American legal system and how pure determination can sometimes succeed even against seemingly impossible odds. It is edge-of-the-seat stuff and really very good indeed.

Comparison: David Baldacci, Scott Turow, Steve Martini.

If you like Richard North Patterson you might also like to read books by Linwood Barclay, Steve Martini and Jeffrey Archer.

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Synopsis

Conviction by Richard North Patterson

Another thrilling courtroom drama from the internationally bestselling author of BALANCE OF POWER When the body of eleven-year-old Thuy Sen is found in San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, helped along by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, are quick to find the brothers guilty - and to sentence them both to die for their cimes. Twelve years later, Payton is days from his execution, and overworked pro bono lawyer 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's innocent. Racing against the clock and against insurmountable legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try and stop the execution of an innocent man.

About the Author

Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson’s novels have won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He and his wife, Laurie, live with their family in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Publication date

4th November 2005

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Richard North Patterson

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Pan Macmillan

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Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Books for the Boys
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ISBN

9780330490849

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