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Conviction
Conviction
Author: Richard North Patterson
Fifteen years ago, the body of a 9-year-old girl was found in San Francisco bay. Two brothers, Rennell and Payton Price, were found guilty of the murder and sentenced to death. Now, just two months before the execution, pro bono lawyer Teresa Paget and her family, a team of anti-death penalty lawyers, are convinced that Rennell didn't receiv...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780739449776
ISBN-10: 073944977X
Publication Date: 2005
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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