Conviction

Conviction

A Novel

Book - 2005
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When the body of eleven-year-old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge brothers Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, is quick to find the men guilty and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, Rennell is days from his execution, and overworked pro-bono lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law grad, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial, but that he may be innocent. Racing against the clock, and against insurmountable legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try and stop the execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Publisher: ©2005.
New York :, Random House,, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005.
ISBN: 9780345450203
0345450205
9780345450197
0345450191
Characteristics: 465 pages ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Conviction.
Summary: When the body of eleven-year-old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge brothers Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, is quick to find the men guilty and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, Rennell is days from his execution, and overworked pro-bono lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law grad, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial, but that he may be innocent. Racing against the clock, and against insurmountable legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try and stop the execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

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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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