Evan Jamison is an ambitious young newspaper reporter for the Franklin Mirror who has just been offered a job at the prestigious Capital Observer. Days before departing Franklin, he gets a tip about something big happening on death row at the nearby penitentiary. What he discovers there will forever alter the course of his career]and his life. Matthew Jared Groce received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and then worked as a radio reporter at several Washington, D.C. area radio stations. He now lives in Central Florida, where he volunteers at a local juvenile detention facility in an effort to help keep troubled youth from ever facing death row.