Just Cause by John katzenbach

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When Florida newspaperman Matthew Cowart receives a note from an inmate on death row, he tries to ignore its plea, but Cowart becomes convinced of the prisoner's innocence and his investigative articles contribute to the pardon of a monster.
 

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John Katzenbach is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels: the Edgar Award—nominated In the Heat of the Summer, which was adapted for the screen as The Mean Season; The Traveler; Day of Reckoning; Just Cause, which was also made into a movie; The Shadow Man (another Edgar nominee); State of Mind; Hart’s War, which was also a major motion picture; The Analyst; and The Madman’s Tale. Katzenbach has been a criminal court reporter for The Miami Herald and Miami News and a featured writer for the Herald’s Tropic magazine. He lives in western Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Putnam First Edition. 496 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Fiction

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A seen-it-all Miami crime reporter, Matthew Cowart, reopens the case of an inmate waiting on backwoods Florida's death row to be executed for the sex murder of young Joanie Shriver and succeeds in overturning his conviction--only to have his own worst nightmares come true.

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Psychological suspense master Katzenbach's provocative story tells of a lonely editorial writer who crusades for the freedom of an inmate who has--it seems--been wrongly accused of murder.

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