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Defending The Damned

Kevin Davis' critically acclaimed book tells the true story of a group of battle-hardened lawyers fighting for those accused of the ultimate crime.

Davis takes you behind the scenes with an elite and fascinating group of public defenders who handle only one kind of case: murder. In this dark corner of the criminal justice system, nothing is ever as it seems.

Crime writer and best selling author Michael Connelly says:

"Kevin Davis gets so far inside the story that you would swear he was sitting right there at the defense table. With a journalist's keen eye for telling detail and dialogue, he has written a completely gripping and revealing assessment of what is not only going on in our courtrooms but in our society as well. Defending the Damned is a great and important book."

Critical acclaim for Defending the Damned


"Pick it up. You won't be able to put it down"
- Chicago Tribune

“Defending the Damned is one of the most compelling books I have read in memory…It’s an astonishing book”

- Rick Kogan WGN Radio, Chicago
 

"skillfully crafted "

- Publishers Weekly
 

"an engrossing behind-the-scenes look"
- Chicago Sun-Times
 

"intimate and gripping" 

- Time Out Chicago
 

"outstanding...a fine and highly readable specimen of reporting combined with creative nonfiction." 

- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
 

"reads like a novel...an emotional roller coaster"

- Chicago Reader
 

"an amazing book...riveting"

- Chuck Mertz, WNUR Radio, Chicago

 

The Wrong Man

Follows the case of John Purvis, a forty-two-year-old mental patient who was coerced into confessing to the rape and murder of a woman in Fort Lauderdale and whose mother dedicated her time to proving his innocence.

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