Killing Time: One Man's Race to Stop an Execution

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David Dow is a leading death row attorney in Texas, where 99% of appeals are rejected.He knows his clients are guilty, but he defends them because he believes murder is wrong.

Henry Quaker is a quiet man, charged with murdering his childhood sweetheart and their two children. All the evidence is against him: he's mentally unstable, his gun is missing, his son's blood was found in his car, and he'd taken out life insurance on his family immediately before their murder. But as Dow painstakingly pieces the case together, he gradually becomes convinced that Quaker - whose execution is just weeks away - is actually innocent.

This is the real story of Death Row; of corrupt lawyers, judges who are hostile to the very idea of justice and executioners who rely on inmates for moral support.Killing Time is a modern classic; both a searing and haunting memoir, and a story that will have you holding your breath until the last page.

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"A riveting and compelling account of a Texas execution written and narrated by a lawyer in the thick of the last minute chaos." ( JOHN GRISHAM)

"David Dow's extraordinary memoir lifts the veil on the real world of representing defendants on death row. It will stay with me a long time." (Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine)

"David Dow's work fills me with admiration for his courage and commitment." ( Richard North Patterson)

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty." ( Kirkus)

" The most arresting of warnings to any decent person flirting with supporting the death penalty... It also warns us to remember family and sanity when drowning in work." ( Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty)

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A desperate race against time to save an innocent man

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Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Killing Time: One Man's Race to Stop an Execution, David R. Dow, This title is shortlisted for The CWA Gold Dagger for Non Fiction. David Dow is a leading death row attorney in Texas, where 99 per cent of appeals are rejected. He knows his clients are guilty, but he defends them because he believes murder is wrong. Henry Quaker is a quiet man, charged with murdering his childhood sweetheart and their two children. All the evidence is against him: he's mentally unstable, his gun is missing, his son's blood was found in his car, and he'd taken out life insurance on his family immediately before their murder. But as Dow painstakingly pieces the case together, he gradually becomes convinced that Quaker - whose execution is just weeks away - is actually innocent. This is the real story of Death Row; of corrupt lawyers, judges who are hostile to the very idea of justice and executioners who rely on inmates for moral support. "Killing Time" is a modern classic; both a searing and haunting memoir, and a story that will have you holding your breath until the last page. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099537533

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