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Confessions of an Innocent Man

by David R. Dow

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Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R. Dow
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2019, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 31, 2020, 320 pages

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Does the secret of man's inhumanity to man lie in his circumstances or in his soul?

It is circumstance that carries the wave that sweeps trendy Houston restaurateur Rafael Zhettah to death row in David R. Dow's taut roller coaster of a thriller. The fact that Dow is a lawyer who has worked with more than a hundred death row clients imbues intimate authenticity into this debut, giving it a spark of life, and even a punch of gallows humor. Did I say roller coaster? I should have said out-of-control train.

It begins with a murdered wife. The bludgeoned body of millionaire Tieresse is discovered by their housekeeper one morning in the beautiful home she and her husband Rafael share. Jewelry is missing. Rafael supposedly had not been home all night. Instead he was wrapped in the arms of a hot, young employee. Rafael is arrested on the spot. He protests. He was not being unfaithful, exactly. They'd had an arrangement. It was OK. Honest. All Rafael's excuses sound lame ...

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