Robert Mayer was born and raised in New York City. As a journalist and columnist for Newsday, he twice won the Mike Berger Award for the year's best writing about New York City, as well as a National Headliner Award as best feature columnist in the country. Mayer has written seven novels and two works of nonfiction. He currently lives in New Mexico.
"A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham "A work of quiet brilliance . . . Like Capote and Mailer before him, Mayer compiles his details with a reporter's skill and arranges them with a novelist's arrogance." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ranks with the best . . . Clearly, thoroughly, and deftly written." --Santa Fe Reporter "A compelling, marvelously detailed picture of justice in a small, scared town." --Booklist