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Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4)
Conviction - Christopher Paget, Bk 4
Author: Richard North Patterson
When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. — Fifteen years later, overworked p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345450203
ISBN-10: 0345450205
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 88 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4) on
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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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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This book is jampacked with surprises. Have enjoyed each time I have read it.
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reviewed Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4) on + 20 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Conviction (Christopher Paget, Bk 4) on + 355 more book reviews
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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Heart wrenching, suspense building.

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