Book Reviews of Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4)

Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4)
Conviction - Christopher Paget, Bk 4
Author: Richard North Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780345450197
ISBN-10: 0345450191
Publication Date: 1/25/2005
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This legal thriller is long on legal and short on thrill. If you read Supreme Court opinions all the way through, you're probably getting more action and suspense than you can expect from this one. But if you go in for jury duty hoping you'll get chosen, this is the book for you.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have mixed feelings on this book. While it does provide a thoughtful, heart-wrenching view on capital punishment, I thought the story itself could use some trimming. This book could have a used a good editor to cut out some of the excess that was not necessary. Overall it was okay.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was by far, one of the best books I've read in quite a while. Conviction addresses not only the controversial issue of capital punishment, but race and our judicial system as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is jampacked with surprises. Have enjoyed each time I have read it.
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I really have enjoyed Richard North Patterson's books based on their depiction of the legal process, however, this book is highly graphic as it relates to sexual abuse of children (incest as well as from a sexual predator). I finished the book because it was compelling. I would warn against this book due to its graphic nature.
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Excellent. Interesting story line. Provides new insight into the death penalty appeal process.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone that loves suspense.
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ALL I CAN SAY IS "WOW"! EXCITING FROM BEGINNING TO END! A MUST READ!
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"Conviction" raises a lot of questions about the death penalty and is insightful as to what Patterson's views on the subject are. But the plot could have been better, since the basic story of the innocence or guilt of someone accused of a capital crime has been done many times. In fact, this novel is similar to John Grisham's "The Chamber". "Conviction" was much more technical and contained more legal jargon, which did not add to the story. I liked "Conviction but "The Chamber" was definitely a more suspenseful and character driven book.
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It's been several years since I read tis book. RNP is one of my favorite authors. He never backs down from the hard questions.

The story here is heartbreaking. The legal maze and the attempts of the protagonist to right a terrible wrong kept me involved and caring.

The ending is disturbing and satisfying at the same time.

I read a lot of books. To have remembered this so clearly is a sign of what a good book it is.
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This book wore me out! If you like detail-oriented books, this ones for you. Me, I like all of the fat trimmed, just leaving the "meat" of a story. It also made me a little nauseous, reading about the politics that come into play when judges, prosecutors, govenors, etc. are deciding the fate of someone on death row. Guilt or innocence appears to matter little , rather what message their decision will send to their constituents.
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This one kept me awake way too many nights when I needed to get up early. A definite thriller all the way to the end.
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another good one RNP does not disapoint
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Heart wrenching, suspense building.
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Wasn't my favorite book lately but it was a good read. Kept me wondering till pretty close to the end.
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At age thirty nine Terri Peralta Paget has turned her career down a path more arduous than most lawyers could endure, she represents death row inmates.
Fifty nine days that's how long Rennell Price has to live, after spending fifteen years on death row. As Terri prepares the last appeal, she finds fresh evidence suggesting another man has committed the crime. But the law of capital punishment is very complicated.
Author Richard North is a former trial lawyer, served as a liaison to the
Watergate special procecutor. He now sits on several boards of Washington-based advocacy groups dealing with gun voilence, political reform and womens rights.

"Genuinely moving. it is impossible not to keep reading." Entertainment weekly.
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"(A) deft narrative.....The supsense keeps one panting right up to the end." Los Angeles Times Book Review A quick read
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Great book on crime and capital punishment! I thouroughly enjoyed this book.
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It tends to make one rethink one's opinion of the death penalty.
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A New York Times Bestseller. Thought provoking about the legal system and the death penalty.
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This is really an excellent story, a continuation of the series about politics, the Supreme Court etc. If you are politically very conservative, you might not like it.
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Great writer, suspense.
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good story of attorney defending a death row inmate who claims to be innocent
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great read, as always...love this author
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the synopses of the book on your site does not reflect the totally negative aspect of the book