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DEADLINE by Thomas B. Dewey



Publisher: Simon & Schuster

A taciturn twenty-two-year old, Peter Davidian, is booked for the chair within a week for having assaulted, murdered, mutilated Esther Parrish--before stringing her up in the barn. In cold blood or warmed by desire--she was a slattern. This takes place in another midwestern rural community which remains sullenly silent in the face of a private investigator's attempt to stop time and stay the sentence. Touch and go-go-go all the way.