The Innocence Game
Review: Three Northwestern University graduate students — Ian Joyce, Sarah Gold and Jake Havens — have been accepted into the Medill School of Journalism for an exclusive summer course called the "innocence seminar". The course objective is to research old criminal cases to determine if an innocent person has been found guilty and punished for a crime that they did not commit. On the first day of the class, Jake produces an envelope containing a crumbled, blood-soaked scrap of material said to be a piece of the shirt that Skylar Wingate, a ten year old boy, was wearing when James Harrison murdered him fourteen years ago. Harrison was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There is also an anonymous note with the case number and a confession to the crime. The students' problem: the alleged killer was found guilty, sentenced to prison, and within fourteen months had died by the hand of another prisoner. The course professor, Judy "Z" Zombrowsky sees no reason to pursue this purported new piece of evidence. But, Jake believes that, if found to be true, it strongly suggests there is still a killer out there. Their new class assignment: find the killer, in The Innocence Game, a stand-alone novel of suspense by Michael Harvey.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Innocence Game.
Acknowledgment: Random House provided a copy of The Innocence Game for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in The Innocence Game: Chicago, Illinois
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The Innocence Game by Michael Harvey
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