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Friday, May 29, 2015
Night is the Hunter: A Harlan Donnally Novel by Stephen Gore
It has been 20 years since Judge
Ray McMullin sentenced Israel Dominguez to the death penalty. The
San Francisco judge wanted to prove he could be tough on gang bangers
who commit murder but now he’s not so sure he handed down the right
As the execution date nears, the judge
shares his doubts with former homicide detective Harlan Donnally and
asks him to do a little informal digging into the case.
Immersing himself into the gang culture
of California isn’t a task Donnally really wants to engage in,
but he accepts the challenge. What he comes up with casts doubt not
only on the judge’s decision but also on the nature of true
Not your typical thriller or crime
novel, this is a story that asks some difficult questions about the
legal system and the how justice is sometimes served in a manner
that raises serious moral and legal questions.