True Crime - The Novel Author:Andrew Klavan Through the bars of a cell on Death Row, two men meet for the first time. Steve Everett's life is unraveling. Frank Beachum's life is about to end. And in the dwindling hours before midnight tonight, the only hope they have is each other. — Six years ago, Beachum was convicted of the murder of a shop clerk and sentenced to die by lethal injectio... more »n. Now his appeals have run out, and his number has come up. There is nothing left for him to do but say goodbye to the wife and child he loves--and give one last statement to the public: an interview with Steve Everett, a reporter for the St. Louis News.
As Frank Beachum's time dwindles to nothing, Everett begins to believe that the man may be a wholly guiltless victim of rough justice, political blindness, and human error. He believes the state may be about to murder an innocent man.
There are 18 hours until midnight. In those hours, Frank Beachum is going to be pushed to the very limits of his faith, looking over the edge into a nightmare. And Steve Everett, in spite of himself, is going to risk everything, even his own life, in a breathless attempt to save him.« less