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The Confession

Grisham, John

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ISBN 10: 0385528043 / ISBN 13: 9780385528047
Published by Doubleday, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). SIGNED by author on a bookplate afixed to front end page (signature only). Light crease on front DJ flap. $28.95 price present on flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027854

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Title: The Confession

Publisher: Doubleday, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t 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 Donté 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; Donté 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 what’s right and confess.

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

About the Author:

JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-two novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project in New York and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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