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The confession a novel by John Grisham

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Published by Dell in New York .
Written in English


  • Judicial error,
  • Death row inmates,
  • Fiction

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For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn"t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn"t care. He just can"t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donte Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donte is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what"s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they"re about to execute an innocent man?

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Grisham
LC ClassificationsPS3557.R5355 C66 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination515 p. ;
Number of Pages515
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26331527M
ISBN 100440245117
ISBN 109780440245117

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Apr 01,  · The two-year period, on which A Confession is based, details in depth his struggles, and eventual salvation. This memoir gives great comfort, and peace to anyone who asks, "is this all there is." The book also shows the brilliance of the one of the world's great authors in communicating across the ages to humanity at all levels.5/5(5). A Little Book about Confession for Children explains the hows and whys of going to Confession. It includes step-by-step instructions for preparing and receiving this beautiful sacrament of healing, which draws us into the infinite mercy of God. The book even provides an examination of . The Augsburg Confession. The Confession of Faith which was submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the year by certain princes and cities. I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be put to shame Psalm i NOTES ON THE PAGING AND THE INDEXING The Book of Confessions contains eleven confessional statements commencing with the Nicene Creed on page numbered –3. The boldface marginal references indicate the confession number to the left of the decimal and the paragraph numbers.