The true story of a death row inmate, awaiting execution, whose case could help kill capital punishment, and his friendship with a journalist who might just make this happen.
'Compelling... This is a captivating account of Glossip's fight for truth.' - Sir Richard Branson
A tense mix of Dead Man Walking and Making a Murderer, Surviving Execution combines the very best in true-crime writing with a searching exploration of our most barbaric punishment.
Imagine being condemned to death for murder, when even the prosecutors admit that you didn't actually kill anyone. This is what happened to Richard Glossip, a death-row inmate who was found guilty of murdering motel owner, Barry van Treese. Despite being convicted on the word of the actual self-confessed killer, the state of Oklahoma is still intent on executing him, raising international outcry and controversy.
Ian Woods, a reporter for Sky News in the UK, came across the case one quiet afternoon, and has tirelessly campaigned ever since to bring the injustices Glossip has faced to the world's attention. He even served as an invited witness to Glossip's three scheduled executions - all of which were stayed at the last possible moment. This is the gripping true story of the case, and their turbulent friendship, written by a man with unparalleled first-hand knowledge and access.
Ian Woods was born and educated in Belfast. He moved to England to study at Warwick University, and started work as a journalist in 1984, later joining BBC TV where he presented East Midlands Today in Nottingham. Since 1995 he's worked for Sky News, including spells as Sports Editor, United States Correspondent, Australia Correspondent, and is currently a Senior Correspondent reporting both domestic and international news. Surviving Execution is his first book.
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