Confessions of An Innocent Man

Confessions of An Innocent Man

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant. A pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon. A bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments that ground him. Then, lightning strikes. When he finds Tieresse-billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell-sitting at one of his tables, he also finds his soul mate and his life starts again. And just as fast, when she is brutally murdered in their home, when he is convicted of the crime, when he is sentenced to die, it is all ripped away. But for Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him.

This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful, devastating, page-turning debut novel. A thriller with a relentless grip that wants you to read it in one sitting. David R. Dow has dedicated his life to the fight against capital punishment-to righting the horrific injustices of the death penalty regime in Texas. He delivers the perfect modern parable for exploring our complex, uneasy relationships with punishment and reparation in a terribly unjust world.
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524743888
Branch Call Number: FIC DOW D


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May 29, 2019

Warning: this book is silly. A world where super hero cartoons blockbusters get treated seriously by movie critics why not an unbelievable romance between a chef and a multi-millionaires to provide a tour of the acknowledged wretchedness of the American "justice" system. The setup is cartoonish; if you like the mayhem of super hero movies maybe you'll be able to get by the lightweight premise of this thin debut.

Apr 29, 2019

The beginning of this book was fantastic. Once the main character starts taking things into his own hands, it gets a little dull. I think it drags on for too long at that point. I still liked it.

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