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The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong

The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong

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By (author) Clive Stafford Smith, Narrator Jonathan Cowley

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452660018
  • ISBN 13: 9781452660011
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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A man accused of a murder he didn't commit languishes on death row. A crusading lawyer is determined to free him. This powerful book reads like a compelling legal thriller with one crucial difference: Justice is not served in the end. In 1986, Kris Maharaj was arrested in Miami for the murder of his ex-business partner. A witness swore he saw him pull the trigger and a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. But he swears he didn't do it. Twenty years later, he's bankrupted himself on appeals and been abandoned by everyone but his wife. Enter Clive Stafford Smith, a charismatic public defender with a passion for lost causes who calls up old files and embarks on his own investigation. It takes him from Miami to Nassau to Washington as he uncovers corruption at every turn. Step by step, Clive slowly dismantles the case, guiding us through the whole scaffolding of the legal process and revealing a fundamentally broken system whose goal is not so much to find the right man as to convict. A bombshell whose final chapter should re-open a long closed case, The Injustice System will appeal to fans of true crime and anyone who has served on a jury.

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Clive is the author or coauthor of several books, including "Injustice," "Bad Men: Guantanamo Bay and the Secret Prisons," "Death Row," and "Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice In Guantanamo Bay," which was a finalist for the Orwell Prize. Jonathan Cowley is a British actor whose recording of "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart earned him an "AudioFile" Earphones Award. He has narrated many audiobooks as well as film trailers and documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic.

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"Clive Stafford Smith details a spectacular example of a bogus conviction, and the many lives ruined by it. It is a superbly written account of only one case, but one of thousands." ---John Grisham