The Innocent Man

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 382

View: 1198

Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.

The Innocent Man

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407059092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7483

__________________ ***NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES*** A gripping true-crime story of a shocking miscarriage of justice, from international bestselling thriller author John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm and The Whistler. In the baseball draft of 1971, Ron Williamson was the first player chosen from Oklahoma. Signing with Oakland, he said goodbye to his small home town and left for California to pursue his dreams of glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress, Debra Sue Carter, was raped and murdered, and for five years the crime went unsolved. Finally, desperate for someone to blame, police came to suspect Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. But as Grisham methodically lays out, there was no case against him. Ron Williamson was wrongly condemned to die. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you. __________________ In 2018, THE INNOCENT MAN was adapted by Netflix into a gripping six-part true crime series. __________________ 'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett 'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph 'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times 'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' - Daily Record 'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' - Mirror 'A giant of the thriller genre' - TimeOut

The Innocent Man Script

Author: T. Mack Durham

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595100139

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 5153

Over 200 million Americans disbelieve the Warren Commission Report's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone, demented gunman. T. Mack Durham's suspense thriller reveals the identities of those with a motive to kill JFK. Based upon historically factual evidence.

Find the Innocent

Author: Roy Vickers

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447224884

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8068

‘Lyle Canvey, metallurgy, Arthur Stranack, mechanics, Rupert Eddis, chemistry, detested one another. This deep dislike was temperamental, admitted by each to be unjustified. They had not even the excuse of jealousy—each was proud of the others’ achievements.’ Three scientists who share a lock-keeper’s house are all suspects in a murder. They work and live together yet they detest one another, but all detest their employer. It proves difficult to ascertain who is telling the truth and who is not. The police hear the same story from each man, but surely only one must be guilty of the murder, one must be aiding and abetting, and one must be innocent.

Summary of John Grisham's The Innocent Man

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669384160

Category: True Crime

Page: 41

View: 8149

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The town of Ada, Oklahoma, is a mix of small-town southerners and westerners. The people are friendly and welcoming, and the quarter-horse bidness is a source of local pride. #2 Ada, Mississippi, was a small town with a large county surrounding it. The town was home to many nightclubs and bars, and it was here that Debbie Carter, a local girl, spent much of her time. #3 Mike and Terri Carpenter, who worked at the Coachlight, saw Debbie sitting in her car with Glen Gore, who was outside the car talking to her. They seemed to be having a civilized conversation. Nothing appeared to be wrong. #4 On December 8, Donna Johnson, who had been close with Debbie in high school, stopped by to see her. She heard sounds of a struggle and music coming from the apartment, then saw the words Jim Smith next will die written on the wall.

The Wisdom of the Master

Author: Allswell Nyenke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436314127

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 5007

Allswell Nyenke was born with a rare and incredibly advanced intuitive ability. He discovered the following spiritual or angelic terms: "spiritual photocopying machine"; "Principal"; "conflict of desire"; "money microbes"; "psychic indicators"; and so on. He also discovered the angelic cure for excessive anxiety, HIV/AIDS, and some forms of cancer. He was the first and so far the only author to explain the most accurate method of interpreting predictive or psychic dreams through The Technique of the Master or Ovi's Interpretation Skills. The author, Allswell Nyenke, was a French Government Scholar, a Rhodes Scholar and a long-term member of the oldest mystical organization. He has a degree in Modern European Languages and another degree in law. In this rare and unusual book he explains, based purely on first-hand intuition and angelic feedback: Excellent techniques for contacting The Principal of the universe, commonly known as God; Excellent spiritual tools for making big money including making millions of pounds, dollars, or euros; Excellent spiritual tools for finding your perfect soul mate with incredible ease; Excellent spiritual tools for destroying witchcraft and casting out evil spirits; A rare but excellent method of curing all sorts of excessive anxieties with authority; Excellent spiritual tools for curing HIV/AIDS and cancers at early stages of development; Excellent spiritual tools for protecting yourself and your family against all terrorist attacks, air crashes, road accidents, violent crimes, infections, etc.; Excellent techniques for accurately interpreting predictive dreams through Ovi's Interpretation Skills or The Technique of the Master; Mastery of the language of The Principal, commonly known as God; and The development of intuition. READER'S REPORT AN INDEPENDENT REPORT ON THE BOOK: "The Wisdom of the Master" "The Wisdom of the Master is a book about the human soul or spirit an elusive and difficult-to-define entity about which much is pondered but little is known. Nevertheless, if readers keep an open mind, they should find this is an interesting and quite profound piece of work that considers the possibility of our soul or spirit having a separate mind', which he calls the spiritual photocopying machine' (SPM). This SPM can be used to improve our lives in various ways, including creating wealth and curing illness and anxiety, which means that much of the purpose of this book is as a self-help guide. Whatever one's views regarding religion and the supernatural, any book that encourages positive thinking and offers spiritual assistance must surely be worth a look. "The Wisdom is generally well written in an articulate, persuasive voice that combines an intimate, conversational style with a more authoritative tone. Original turns of phrase such as white cabbala' and Cosmic Bank International' add a unique flavour to the writing. "Overall, this is a provocative piece of writing that will surely arouse arguments from either side of the religious-scientific divide. Perhaps Nyenke's most powerful contention is that the transcendentalism of spirituality is not subject to reason or to the laws of physics in the same way as the physical world is a point that itself will raise further discussion. In times that are increasingly uncertain, and in which differing views on religion are wreaking greater havoc than ever, this work will provide substantial food for thought."

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

Author: St Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602065578

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 1630

"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."