By David Kessler
San Francisco attorney Alex Sedaka is stunned while California governor Chuck Dusenbury bargains eleventh-hour clemency to Clayton Burrow, Sedaka’s loss of life Row buyer, given that Burrow finds the place he buried body.
But there is a challenge: Burrow insists that he's blameless and claims that he was once framed through the lacking woman herself. till then, Sedaka inspiration that Burrow was once responsible. Now he's not so certain. hence starts a race opposed to time to resolve the secret, aided through his computer-savvy son, his dependable secretary and his enigmatic felony intern.
But with the clock ticking right down to Burrow’s execution, Alex is annoyed at each flip. and because the execution looms forward, the race turns frantic… and unsafe for Alex...
15 Hours (formerly Mercy) is the 1st in a sequence of criminal thrillers that includes San Francisco attorney Alex Sedaka.
The curtain that coated the window among the execution chamber and the remark room used to be opened.
Clayton Burrow lay strapped to the gurney.
Although not anyone was once alleged to say something, there has been a collective gasp. The guards who stood on the corners of the statement room stated not anything. They knew that it used to be an involuntary response and at the least couldn't be heard within the execution chamber itself. The circulation of sound used to be regulated by means of microphones and audio system: the glass itself was once triple-glazed.
The warden of the felony started studying out from a single-page, black-bordered rfile. yet Nathaniel Anderson used to be no longer listening. He used to be having a look down at Burrow, now a pathetic determine, staring up on the ceiling, making no attempt to seem around on the spectators.
What used to be he pondering? Nat questioned. was once he afraid? Did he consider to blame? Ashamed?
The warden accomplished interpreting the warrant after which regarded up, throughout the window.
“Mr. Burrow has made a brief written assertion, which he has requested me to learn to you:
“‘There are issues i've got performed in my lifestyles that I’m now not happy with. there have been issues I shouldn’t have performed. i used to be a fabricated from my upbringing. I wasn’t continually taught correct from fallacious. and that i was once taught to hate humans for issues that they had no regulate over or for issues that i presumed have been undesirable simply because that’s the best way i used to be mentioned. yet no matter what wrongs i'm in charge of, homicide isn't really one in every of them. Dorothy Olsen suffered at my fingers. I bullied her in class and that i raped her. yet i didn't kill her. i'm announcing this, no longer within the desire of being spared the dying penalty. i do know it really is too past due for that. yet just because i need the reality to be known.’”
The warden then regarded down at Burrow.
“Do you need to upload whatever to that?”
Burrow nodded, lifted his head a little and became to stand the spectators.
“I simply are looking to say that i've got no court cases in regards to the justice procedure. I had a good trial and every little thing used to be performed that can and may be performed to be able to make sure that I had a good trial and with a purpose to make sure that justice used to be done.”
Then he lay again and the criminal employees discovered veins and inserted needles, one for the sodium thiopentol and one for the opposite medications. Then they stood again from the desk. The execution was once approximately to begin.
At that time, Clayton Burrow became his head to stand the spectators back, yet this time, he tilted his head upward relative to his physique, in order that he may well see all of them.
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15 Hours by David Kessler