DUE PROCESS by Brad Williams

DUE PROCESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Written in a semi-journalistic, semi-novelistic style is ""The Story of Criminal Lawyer George T. Davis and his Thirty-Year Battle against Capital Punishment"", the story of ""a man who never turns down a case in which the death penalty is involved"". Always the center of controversy, he is a man whose fame comprises the outstanding characteristics of several prominent lawyers who preceded him, a man who in a revolutionary manner has caused numerous changes in legal procedure, whose ""greatest motivation stems from an underlying hatred of capital punishment"", and who designates the term due process as the lawyer's ""constant moral obligation to see that justice is served"". Although Williams plunges abruptly into case after case of his subject's career, with neither introduction nor transition, the rapid action and cohesiveness of the development of these cases combine to form not only a vividly accurate account of the criminal lawyer's professional dexterities, but an equally vital portrayal of a brilliant and dynamic man. Undeniable are the author's sudden changes in thought and subject, but preeminent as well is the unadorned and constantly moving style, which, coupled with an incredible mastery of fact and the ability to reconstruct the events of many full and exciting years, renders the book one of sustained interest to the reader who looks for more in a biography than a mere account of an individual's personal life.

Publisher: Morrow