A great adventure story! Reporter Matt Cowart digs into the case of a death row inmate and comes to believe the man is innocent, a victim of prejudice and hate. His stories win him a Pulizter, set the inmate free, and unwittingly set in motion a scenario of horror and death. Exciting!
Exciting action as reporter Matt Cowart proves Robert Earl Ferguson innocent and Ferguson is taken off Death Row - after which Coward wins a Pulitzer. But is Ferguson innocent? Cowart has unleshed a monster...good read.
fantastic exciting book! Tons of twists and turns!
At first report Matt Cowart doesn't believe the claims of innocence from Robert Earl Ferguson, Death Row inmate. But the more Coward digs into his case, the more he believes that, as a black man, Ferguson is a victim of hate and prejudice, and that the wrong man is going to be executed. Cowart lets fly a series of hard-hitting investigative articles that ultimately frees Ferguson and gets Cowart a Pulitzer Prize. He's a hero, a celebrity, a big-hearted guy--who has unwittingly set in motion a scenario of horror and death....
One thing I really like about Katzenbach is that every book of his I have read, about half a dozen so far, have a different premise and unfold in different ways. You really don't know his formula going in. A couple of things are consistent--he tends to get just a little too deep in description, repeats himself a bit, and (this one is good) tends to have really hopeless protagonists that infuriate because they keep doing all the wrong things, then about three quarters of the way in they seem to pull themselves together and decide they will not be a victim anymore and start acting more effectively. This one is different again, not his very best but pretty darn good, and with some unexpected twists.