This, in my opinion, is a classic case or cases of rush to judgment, the police think they have their man and even without damning physical evidence they pursue not only a conviction but the death penalty. The attorneys are no better, their prosecution tactics are a joke and as for the defense I was left wondering throughout the book whose side they were on. I don't normally read non-fiction because I find reality stranger than fiction and in some cases harder to believe.
Below is a quote from John, this quote drew me in to read the book, it is a powerful statement and a fantastic example of how an author, in just a few words, can pull you in and entice you to read their work.
The crime in all of this as in any injustice, the defendant has to spend extreme amounts of money to hire an attorney to defend themselves even though there is no case to begin with. Whatever happened to fair play and sitting down with both parties and talking through the situation. Then again if that were to happen more often than not, more attorneys would have to find other employment.
"If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you."John Grisham