Convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a teenage girl when he was just 18, Daniel Holden has spent the last two decades on death row. Now, due to new DNA evidence, Daniel is being released on a technicality.
Instead of warmly welcoming Daniel home, Ted Jr. feels this turn of events leaves him with everything to lose. Insecure and manipulative, Ted Jr. will go to great lengths to hold on to his livelihood – even if Daniel’s freedom is at stake.
Like her son Daniel, Janet dealt with the pain of his ordeal by deadening her emotions. By his fifth Execution Order, it was simply way more than a mother could bear. His unexpected return may just push her over the edge.
Jon Stern is a lawyer for the non-profit group Justice Row, an organization that seeks to get innocent men taken off of death row and to fight against capital punishment. His intimate relationship with Amantha may be exploited by the opposition.