Daniel and Nathan were six years old when they first met and became best friends. Thirty years later Dan is convicted of Nathan's murder...
Daniel Ford has thirty-six days to live. Accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. All he can do is make peace with his God.
Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. All the two men have left to do is rake over the last ashes of Ford's existence. So he begins to tell his story.
Daniel's story takes him from his first meeting with Nathan, aged six, on the shores of a lake in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy and finally their flight from the draft which ends in Nathan's brutal murder. But meanwhile the clock is ticking and the days are running out
R.J Ellory is the author of the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Barry Award, the 813 Trophy, the Quebec Booksellers' Prize and was winner of the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize. His work has been translated into twenty-three languages and he was awarded the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year for his recent novel, A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE. R.J Ellory currently lives in England. www.rjellory.com.