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A Good Conviction

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Imagine yourself if Sing Sing prison, convicted of a murder you did not commit. How do you survive? How do you keep hope alive that your life will ever again be anything but terror and pain? Then it gets begin to suspect that the Manhattan prosecutor who tried your case knew you were actually innocent.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by WingSpan Press
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Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well written book about a young man accused of a murder he did not commmit, and an out of control assistant district attorney determined to find him guilty, even though the evidence points to someone else. The story grabbed me right at the beginning and the tension kept building. Evidence was not turned over to the defense which crippled their case and Josh (the protagonist) was sentenced to 20 to life. Interesting characters, from Josh's attorneys, detectives, friends, and fellow inmates, who a ...more
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May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Poor Josh Blake. He just moved to NYC from Baltimore to begin law school at NYU. Before he has a chance to settle in, he is arrested for the Central Park murder of an elderly woman. He is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in Sing Sing. Needless to say, he is completely innocent, but no one seems to care and it looks like he will spend the rest of his life in prison. However, a detective, a reporter, a lawyer and a prostitute take his pleas of innocent seriously and set out to overturn ...more
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I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The theme of the book feels like it was taken right out of today’s headlines. Joshua Blake has graduated university and will be starting law school in the fall. He has come to Manhattan to work in a law firm for the summer. Suddenly Joshua finds himself arrested, convicted and in Sing Sing all for a crime he did not commit nor was he near the area of the crime. We follow “Team Blake” as they try to prove Joshua innocent.

The book is well written a
Lewis Weinstein
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A GOOD CONVICTION tells the story of a young man who comes to New York City, expecting to start law school. Instead, he is arrested and convicted of a murder he did not commit by a prosecutor who knew he was innocent. The story opens in SIng Sing prison.

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Once again Lewis Weinstein does not disappoint. He is one of my favorite authors!
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