Death Row

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Ballantine Books, 2004 - Fiction - 396 pages
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Oklahoma attorney Ben put his reputation on the line when he represented Ray Goldman, a industrial chemist who was charged with a brutal crime - the torture and massacre of an family. But in spite of the tabloid-ready details of the sensational case, Benís deft defense against a lack of hard evidence and improper police procedure made an acquittal all but certain. Until the prosecutionís star witness - the lone survivor took the stand and sealed Ray Goldmanís fate. Seven years later, seconds before the lethal injection, an eleventh-hour reprieve halts the execution and launches Ben on a race against time to overturn Ray Goldmanís conviction. Erin Faulkner, the young woman who narrowly escaped the carnage that claimed her family, has abruptly recanted her testimony, after years of silence desperate to keep an innocent man from dying. Just as suddenly, this near-miraculous turn of events turns tragic; Erin is discovered dead, an apparent suicide. And Ben Kincaid is the only witness to her stunning confession.

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

In Death Row, a food flavorist was sentenced for killing and torturing a family in the most gruesome way possible. Ben Kincaid was the defense lawyer in the case, but he couldn’t prevent his client ... Read full review

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User Review  - PatrickJIV - LibraryThing

Don't know how I missed this one as Bernhardt is one of my favorite authors. Have read everything he's written, just missed this one. He still retains my interest from page to page and keeps the mysteries coming. Good read! Read full review

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William Bernhardt is the author of many books, including Primary Justice, Double Jeopardy, Silent Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, and Hate Crime. He has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Kirsten, and their children, Harry, Alice, and Ralph.

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