Firstborn by Bob Stewart

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A village idiot with a taste for murder. A juror fresh out of law school. An ignored trial error. When neophyte attorney G.W. Chism receives a jury duty summons too late to excuse himself from jury selection, he lands the role of foreman on a disturbing murder trial. Despite the knowledge of a trial error, the jury finds No Mercy Percy guilty and sentences him to death. Fifteen years later, Percy Kilbourne is no longer considered a village idiot. In prison, Kilbourne’s genius intellect is uncovered when a guard explains a joke to him and he transforms into a cultivated and reformed convict. When a tape is discovered that could overturn his death sentence, Kilbourne requests attorney G.W. Chism to represent him. Haunted by the mistake in the original Kilbourne trial, G.W. Chism dedicates his career to serving the letter of the law, even when it is blind to true justice. When a judge orders him to represent Kilbourne, G.W. follows the letter of the law, and Kilbourne walks free, setting into motion a demonic killer’s revenge.

About Bob Stewart

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Bob Stewart is the author of four nonfiction books and has reported news events for popular magazines (People, Time, Life, and Latina). He has written two plays presented by the Aggie Players at Texas A&M University and two scripts for series television while pursuing a career in journalism. He was associate producer for Switched at Birth, a mini-series based on the baby switch in Florida. He has been managing editor of The Bryan Daily Eagle, The Laredo Times and the Marshall News-Messenger. He wrote a daily television column for the San Antonio Light before pursuing a career as a free-lance reporter/writer/author. In 1998, he joined the staff of PEOPLE Magazine. Published work: No Remorse is the true story of Texas serial killer Kenneth McDuff who was convicted of murder, then paroled when the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty, only to go on a killing spree. Revenge Redeemed is the true story of a Kentucky couple whose only child was killed by a drunk driver. They rehabilitated the man who killed their son and today he lives next door to them. Sacrifice: The Drug Cult Murder of Mark Kilroy is the bizarre true story about Mexican drug smugglers who killed a University of Texas pre-med student as a human sacrifice while he was in Mexico on spring break. Man to Man: When the Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer with co-author Andy Murcia, the husband of entertainer Ann Jillian. Stewart worked such national stories for PEOPLE as the Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidian standoff, the murder of Tejano singer Selena, the murder of students at schools in Pearl, Mississippi, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Columbine in Denver, Colorado and the execution of Karla Faye Tucker. You can find out more about Bob Stewart at the following places: http: // Writer Bob Stewart on
Published January 11, 2013 by Novel Concept Publishing, LLC. 415 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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