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Shameful account of American "justice"
on 22 November 2015
Not your usual Grisham novel. This reads (and is!) a factual account of an injustice served against two men, but we closely follow the story of one, who ends up on death row and suffers extreme mental health issues.
The book tells the story of all that is wrong with the American "justice" system, with the twist that the protagonist is not poor and black but a middle-class ex-baseball minor star.
The book paints a very poor image of the District Attorney, Bill Peterson and I note that at least one other reader suggests reading his (Peterson's) account of the "facts" about this story. Peterson's website no longer appears to be active, he has retired and failed in his attempt to suit Grisham for defamation. In other words, the guy is the lying sh*t he is portrayed to be. Long may you rest in hell Mr Peterson!