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Un hombre inocente va a ser ejecutado...

Solo un hombre culpable puede salvarlo.

Un thriller judicial trepidante del maestro del género.

Travis Boyette es un asesino. En 1998, en una pequeña ciudad de Texas, raptó, violó y estranguló a una de las chicas más guapas y más populares del instituto. Enterró el cadáver en un lugar donde nadie lo encontraría nunca y luego esperó. Observó impasible mientras la policía detenía a Donté Drumm, la estrella del equipo de fútbol que nada había tenido que ver con el crimen. Donté fue acusado, declarado culpable y condenado a muerte.

Ahora han transcurrido nueve años y solo faltan cuatro días para la ejecución de Donté. En Kansas, a más de seiscientos kilómetros de la cárcel, Travis también se enfrenta a su destino: un tumor cerebral que le deja muy poco tiempo de vida. Decide hacer lo correcto por primera vez: va a confesar.

Pero ¿será capaz un hombre culpable de convencer a los abogados, los jueces y los políticos de que están a punto de ejecutar a un hombre inocente?

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Fiction / Thrillers / Political
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