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Murder in the first

Author: Dan Gordon
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alcatraz. The prison fortress off the coast of San Francisco. No man had gotten out alive before his time was up, until a 20-year-old petty thief named Willie Moore broke out. Recaptured, then thrown into a pitch-black hellhole for three agonizing years, Willie is driven to near-madness by a sadistic warden, and finally, to a brutal killing. Now, up on first-degree murder charges, he must wrestle with his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal stories
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Movie novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Gordon
ISBN: 0312955324 9780312955328
OCLC Number: 31803473
Notes: "A dramatic novel inspired by a true story"--Cover.
"Movie tie-in"--Spine.
Description: viii, [2], 239, [7] pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Murder in the first (Motion picture : 1995)
Responsibility: by Dan Gordon.

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"Alcatraz. The prison fortress off the coast of San Francisco. No man had gotten out alive before his time was up, until a 20-year-old petty thief named Willie Moore broke out. Recaptured, then thrown into a pitch-black hellhole for three agonizing years, Willie is driven to near-madness by a sadistic warden, and finally, to a brutal killing. Now, up on first-degree murder charges, he must wrestle with his nightmares and forge an alliance with Henry Davidson, the embattled lawyer who will risk losing his career and the woman he loves in a desperate bid to save Willie from the gas chamber. Together, Willie and Henry will dare the most impossible act of all: get Willie off on a savage crime that the system drove him to commit--and put Alcatraz itself on trial."--Page 4 of cover.

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