#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted DontÃ© Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; DontÃ© is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do whatâ€™s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that theyâ€™re about to execute an innocent man?