Title: Innocence on Trial
Author: Rick Bowers
Narrator: Eleanor Caudill
Seeking a high profile case to jet-fuel her career and striving to strike a blow for justice, attorney Laura Tobias sets out to clear a man she believes was wrongfully imprisoned for murder, ten years before. The young lawyer, a rising star with the Council Against Wrongful Convictions, is the last hope for inmate Eddie Nash, serving life without parole at the infamous Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
Attica, one of the last of the classic “big houses”, is still haunted by the 1971 inmate revolt and police siege that left dozens of prisoners and hostages dead. Appealing the cast in federal court and unraveling the facts, Laura uncovers evidence that Eddie was framed by the police for murder – the brutal hanging of a troubled young woman in the remote upstate town of Eden.
Realizing that the real “hangman of Eden” may still be at large, Laura also finds herself being stalked. Are the police out to stop her from exposing their frame-up? Is the real killer seeking to keep her from reopening the investigation?
Teaming up with noted innocence investigator Charles Steel, she gets a lead on evidence that could clear her client and point to the real killer. With a new trial moving forward, Laura must find the truth and prevail in court, without becoming the next victim.
Very easy to get lost in this story.
A young lawyer who specializes in helping those who have been wrongly convicted is trying to make a name for herself by working with a man who has been charged for the murder of his friend. Laura set off on a journey to find the truth of who really killed him, finding herself in the middle of not only police corruption but of other dangers as well.
This book seems pretty straightforward until you get to the ending and it smacks you in the face. This is one of those books that keeps you on your toes with brilliant prose and interesting characters. I was able to finish it in one sitting.
Narration fit the story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.