The Confession

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2010, ISBN13 9780385528047, ISBN10 0385528043

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An innocent man is about to be executed.

Only a guilty man can save him.

For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesnt understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesnt care. He just cant 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 Dont 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; Dont 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 whats right and confess.

But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that theyre about to execute an innocent man?

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date: Oct 26, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780385528047
ISBN-10: 0385528043
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 432
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.5
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Customer review by jbug01

5.0 stars by jbug01

Grisham did it again - another wonderful read.

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Classic Grisham moved to Texas
12/3/2010

Customer review by aenvar

5.0 stars by aenvar

Grisham has finally gotten out of the Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana corrider to Kansas, Texas, & Missouri but he got a pretty good representation of the Texas image and looks like his story follows a close event that's going on in real life in Texas right now, the execution of what may have been an innocent man and a court that closed the door to a last minute appeal.

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Great book
4/30/2011

Customer review by AddictedToLaw

5.0 stars by AddictedToLaw

I haven't had a whole lot of time to read this book because I'm a college student and I have finals to study for, but, for what I have read, it's a fantastic book. My professor/boss/mentor/friend introduced me to John Grisham and told me I'd love his books. He was so right.

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