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Author: John Katzenbach Narrator: Burt Reynolds Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1995 ISBN: 9780743549110
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A noble pursuit. A deadly result.

Reporter Matt Cowart has seen this before, a letter from a Death Row inmate pleading innocence. Sure, they're all innocent. Young girls are raping and killing themselves all the time. But the more Cowart digs into the case of Robert Earl Ferguson, the more he believes that, as a black man, Ferguson is a victim of hate and prejudice, and that the wrong man is going to be executed.

Cowart lets fly a series of hard-hitting investigative articles that ultimately not only free Ferguson, but win Cowart a Pulitzer. He's a hero, a celebrity, a big-hearted guy -- who has unwittingly set in motion a scenario of horror and death.... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Powerful…Compelling…Katzenbach is a skilled storyteller who knows how to set up the kind of big and small questions that make one want to keep turning the pages.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “The horror of psychopathic murder and the limitations of the legal system become clear as the pair jousts with the killer on his own turf…proceeds at a breakneck pace, enhanced by ear-perfect dialogue and complex characterization.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Katzenbach…has fashioned another tense, well-written crime thriller. Highly recommended wherever good fiction is read.” 

    Library Journal

  • “With its simmering intensity and several expertly constructed false climaxes, Just Cause won’t disappoint.” 

    Booklist

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About the Author

John Katzenbach is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as 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 and Hart’s War, which were also made into movies; The Shadow Man, another Edgar nominee; State of Mind; 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.

About the Narrator

Burt Reynolds began his acting career on Broadway and in television Westerns before his breakout film performance in Deliverance. His other leading roles include films such as The Longest Yard, Hustle, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Striptease, and Boogie Nights, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. He also received an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his starring role on the popular sitcom Evening Shade.