Conviction When the body of eleven year old Thuy Sen is found in San Francisco Bay the police swiftly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder A twelve person jury helped along by an incompetent

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  • Title: Conviction
  • Author: Richard North Patterson
  • ISBN: 9780345450197
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the body of eleven year old Thuy Sen is found in San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder A twelve person jury, helped along by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, are quick to find the brothers guilty and to sentence them both to die for their crimes.Twelve years later, Payton is days from his execution, and oWhen the body of eleven year old Thuy Sen is found in San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder A twelve person jury, helped along by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, are quick to find the brothers guilty and to sentence them both to die for their crimes.Twelve years later, Payton is days from his execution, and overworked pro bono lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn t receive a fair trial, but that he s innocent Racing against the clock and against insurmountable legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try and stop the execution of an innocent man.

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    1. Audiobook - 17:48 Hours - Narrator: Patricia Kalember1.0 out of 5.0 stars - DNFI tried - for over six hours I tried, but eventually I knew I couldn't tolerate eleven more hours of what became a fairly boring story, despite the author's noble intent of opposition to the death penalty in the USA.

    2. I kept this book in the car and read it when I waited at the post office, restaurants, and other places where I had to wait in line.Rennell Price has fifty-nine days left to live, after spending fifteen years on California's death row along with his brother, Payton. They're both charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl.Terri Hatchett is an attorney working on the case to halt the execution of Rennell--a client she believes to be innocent of the crime.Terri has to overcome a numbe [...]

    3. Way too much detail. The book could have been half the size it was if they left out some of the court room and conference call details they included. They only reason I finished it is because that's the kind of person that I am but I am sorry I wasted my time with this one. And it ended the way you thought it would, which was disappointing.

    4. My 4th RNP book, and probably my last. Conviction focuses on the late-stage death penalty legal process, which according to Patterson in the Afterword is actually more complicated and byzantine in real life than it is in his work of fiction. RNP seems dead set against capital puniushment from the start, and to sway the reader's favor he stacks the deck a bit with a warm-hearted convicted felon who may potentially be innocent of a heinous crime - so disgusting that I won't share the details here [...]

    5. 2.5There should have been a warning on the cover of this book that only people interested in American law should try and read it. Half of the time I was struggling to keep myself focused.There were things that I had no knowledge of before reading it and I was better off without knowing them.

    6. I really loved Patterson's early books with the characters Christopher and Terri Paget. But this was nothing but a misfire; so boring from start to end that I could barely finish the thing. None of the courtroom shenanigans take place in an actual courtroom, mind you, but at hearings and on conference calls; characters seem to be forever filing petitions instead of actually doing anything interesting or exciting. This may be how the law really works but it doesn't make for compelling reading.The [...]

    7. Legal drama at its best. Patterson's books are always so well-researched and insightful that I come away feeling that I've learned something about the subject area, in this case death penalty litigation. There is great depth to his characters as well because he develops different characters in different books but they all inhabit the same fictional universe, so a minor character in one book has a full back story in another. Overall, this was a great book. 4.5 stars.

    8. The characters were outstanding and the plot was good, but neither could make up for the over sell of the author's viewpoint. Instead of over 500 pages, it should have been 250-300. I felt way too many times I was drowning in quicksand. Then suddenly it would get good before back to the boring legal mumble jumble. Patterson needs to take some lessons from Grisham to hold a reader's interest. And Grisham always gets his views over without tiring his reader.

    9. I never shy away from extra-long books. My two favorites are over 1,000 pages. But this one was way too long and way too boring. It was heavy-handed and long-winded. I have read books by this author before and liked them, but this was really disappointing. The author's note says he simplified a lot of the complicated legal matters to make them more palatable for readers. I believe it, but they are still dry and confusing to lay people like me. The worst part is that you read nearly 600 pages, ge [...]

    10. Terri, Carlos & Chris Paget are three lawyers working on a last ditch effort to save a man from the death penalty. Like most of the death row inmates he is poor, had inadequate representation and African American. He also may be retarded. Struggling through an unsympathetic court system and a maze of draconian legislation, the family tries to save what they believe is an innocent man. One piece of legislation that is mentioned, the Antiterrorism Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) is real, s [...]

    11. "I didn't do that little girl" is all Rennell Price has ever said in his own defense. Fifty nine days is how long he has to live - after spending fifteen years on death row for the horrifying sexual assault and murder of nine year old Thuy Sen, whose body was found floating in San Francisco Bay.Richard North Patterson has a knack for churning out bestsellers that are intensely dramatic and thought provoking. After 12 novels on topics ranging from gun control to late-term abortion to Watergate-st [...]

    12. “Conviction”, our first RN Patterson, is a very tough but quite suspenseful legal thriller. It is all about the death penalty – and makes a strong case, without a lecture per se, for abandoning it. The plot revolves around two brothers, Payton and Rennell, on death row, convicted fifteen years earlier for the brutal and depraved sexual murder of a 9-year-old girl. The exact manner of death was so disturbing that to us it cast a pall over the novel that requires reader effort to put aside t [...]

    13. Against the death penalty much, Mr. Patterson? Like John Grisham in “The Confession,” Patterson crafts a story that makes a case against the death penalty. The Price brothers and a friend are serving time for the sexual assault and murder of a nine-year old neighbor girl. The brothers are sentenced to death and the friend gets off with a plea deal. Fifteen years after the sentencing, Attorney Theresa Paget is tasked with saving one of the brothers, Rennell, from the death penalty. After meet [...]

    14. This was challenging for me on many levels - I had things happen to me personally when growing up & then began my career working in the legal industry training towards becoming a paralegal until I became disappointed & disheartened with what the legal system had grown to become.I believe that the law should be about protecting the innocent but due to crafty lawyers with either their own personal/professional agendas, or wallets filled by high paying clients, it's become so stretched and [...]

    15. Un romanzo "difficile". E' questa la prima definizione che mi viene in mente. Non tanto per la narrazione"," deliziosamente scorrevole com'è abitudine di Richard N. Patterson"," bensì per l'argomento trattato. Dopo essersi concentrato sui vari aspetti della politica statunitense dalle primarie in poi"," dopo aver scritto legal thriller incentrati su quelle violenze che spesso e volentieri rimangono nascoste per poi esplodere all'improvviso"," Patterson ha deciso di parlare di uno degli argomen [...]

    16. CONVICTION examines the legal nightmare of the California appeals procedure. In 1987 two brothers were convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a nine year old girl. Their lawyer was cross-addicted to booze and cocaine, but he did offer a defense which was legally adequate. although it was really just good enough to get them executed. Fifteen years later, one brother is executed, and now there is a slim chance that the appeals process can save the other brother.The brother who remains on death [...]

    17. From a blog post I wrote in 2005:Richard North Patterson's latest book, Conviction, is an intense look at capital punishment. The protagonist, lawyer Terri Paget, takes on the death row case of Rennell Price. Price is a young black man who was convicted, along with his brother, of killing a 9 year old girl during a sexual assault.As Paget reviews the evidence, she comes to believe that not only is Rennell innocent, he's also retarded and that fact kept him from ever receiving proper counsel or e [...]

    18. Richard North Patterson did not disappoint with this novel. In addition to educating the reader about the legal system, another of Patterson's strengths is character development. I came to care very much for Rennell, the death row inmate. And I was sickened by the circumstances that contributed to his lot in life. One reader rated this book a "1" because there wasn't much action, too boring, too much paper pushing. Sadly, that's what overturning a death penalty is all about. What I found eye ope [...]

    19. Patterson's Conviction is a diatribe against the death penalty played out in conference calls, petitions filed with various courts and visits to a condemned man on death row.Earlier books featuring Chris and Terri Paget have been fast paced. This one is not. While Patterson makes his case that the death penalty should not be carried out against a mentally retarded man, the way he makes it divided our household.My husband and I listened to the book on a long car trip during the holidays. He found [...]

    20. This book takes the issue of the death penalty and puts a personal story with it. Of course it's a story with a likable young man trying to avoid his death penalty, and the lawyers who are working on the last minute appeals. It may be slanted, but it is a valid perspective to consider. I discussed this book a lot with my husband, my mother, my kids a book that got me thinking. Without preaching the author explored this aspect of our legal system and showed some of the inconsistencies in rulings. [...]

    21. A trip through the convoluted world of habeas corpus law and the death penalty Two brothers are charged with, convicted and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 9 year old child. Time passes and new evidence comes to light that if introduced at the original trial would have prevented the conviction - or at least never had led to capital punishment for one. The book is written with such legal detail that upon completion you could probably pass a class on Habeas Corpus law. This book off [...]

    22. This book was very difficult for me to read. It's about a death row inmate and his lawyers attempts to have his execution stayed. My feelings and thoughts regarding the death penalty have changed over the years. The recent execution in Georgia made me start thinking about it again. I was at the library browsing the shelves and ran across this book. I've read many of RNP''s novels and like his style so I picked this up and started it. It's a difficult subject to read about. The book follows Renel [...]

    23. An excellent choice for those who love law - particularly the convoluted US justice system. Patterson takes us deeply into the lives of lawyers who work only with those due to be executed and demonstrates the time, effort and multiple layers of appeal, habeas corpus and other strategies used to alter a sentence of death. This one had me reading and hoping, alternately joyful and saddened by the events depicted. I am a staunch advocate of repeal of the death penalty in the US, but see little hope [...]

    24. This isn't your ordinary brain candy. Patterson (Richard North, not James) writes legal thrillers, but legal thrillers with so much detail you might think you're reading a NYTimes article. This one is about capital punishment, and raises lots of issues about the death penalty. Note--not for the squeamish --the crime committed was horrific. What was also terrible, though, was the 15 years from crime to execution. Should the mentally retarded be executed? What degree of retardation matters? How do [...]

    25. Story that can haunt a readers days as thoughts of justice, fairness, equality, history, love, hate, power, violence, truth, lies, control, politics, court, lawyers, legal system, society and oh so much more jockey for moral victory, if that's possible.Patterson has woven a tale that could be taken from any headlines across the country and will leave this reader pondering the implications for many a day to come.

    26. I can't say I like anything about details of law. I'm not a lawyer, nor did I ever aspire to become one. But apart from all the details of the law procedures, which for me were extremely boring,the book's good. It made me reflect on what it means to be caught up in the something you can't get out of, even though you're innocent, because the law says so.

    27. I have never read anything quite like this before. It was very intense. I can see why many folks thought it was too long, too much legal detail. I work in a different field of law and found it very interesting. It was hard to get through the end, kept hoping for a miracle for Rennell. It moved me to tears.

    28. #4 in the Christopher Paget series.Christopher Paget series - Terri Paget, post conviction lawyer, tries to halt the execution of Rennell Price, one of two black brothers convicted of killing an Asian girl during a sex crime. As she gets to know him, she becomes convinced he is retarded and innocent, but the clock is ticking. Cameos by President Kilcannon and Chief Justice Carolyn Masters.

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