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Two men, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, are wrongfully accused of murder and rape. Why is unclear, but for five years they are the main suspects. One person, Glen Gore, that was actually seen with the murdered girl slips through the cracks and for a period of time is not even thought about until a new doctor submits new medical evidence and DNA is taken from him that puts him as the scene with the girl Debra Carter. The only problem is proving the murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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