What Went Wrong With Oscar Toll?

What Went Wrong With Oscar Toll?

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Author: Charles Bush
Publisher: GD Publishing
Length: 266 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Feb 2014
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Novels  |  Work: Roman
Keywords: Capital punishment; Criminal; Death penalty; Death row; Law/lawyer; Murder; San Quentin; Supreme Court

THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN OSCAR TOLL AND EXCUTION IS ATTORNEY ERIC LAWSON

THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN OSCAR TOLL AND THE GAS CHAMBER IS ATTORNEY ERIC LAWSON.

“... a serious, poignant, and, at times, very funny book about a man on death row and the lawyer who represents him....Charles Bush is a gifted writer.” —James Sheehan, author of "The Alligator Man" and "The Lawyer’s Lawyer."


Oscar Toll has been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Only one thing stands between him and San Quentin Prison’s gas chamber: San Francisco attorney Eric Lawson.  Despite many obstacles—a key witness is killed, Oscar’s family won’t talk—Eric manages to turn tiny shreds of evidence into a startling new narrative of Oscar’s life  But Eric’s professional success isn’t matched in his personal life: his marriage to his wife Pilar is in trouble.


“...confronts the reader with the unvarnished reality of the machinery of the death penalty. Its verisimilitude is its great strength...an engaging novel, [and] a public service. It's quite an achievement.” —Michael Nava, author of the "Henry Rios" novels.

“...a riveting human drama...an engrossing, well-written tale that is hard to put down from the first page...realistic and compelling characters, with all too human flaws...”—Gabriel Boutros, author of "The Guilty."

“Real-life attorney...Charles Bush tells the moving story of getting a mentally challenged convict off death row. This is crime fiction with the ring of authenticity.”—Ronald Tierney, author of "Death in the Haight."


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Charles Bush | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Feb 2014
Publications on XinXii:  1
Charles Bush is a former attorney who specialized in criminal defense, death penalty appeals, and civil rights litigation. What Went Wrong With Oscar Toll? is not an actual case, but rather an imaginary one based on Charles’ years of first-hand experience in the secretive world of death penalty defense. Charles is mining another part of his legal career by writing a novel, tentatively titled Houseboat Wars, about a young lawyer enlisted to help a colorful but illegal San Francisco Bay houseboat community threatened with eviction. It’s a lot of fun for the young attorney until . . . there’s a murder.
Charles is also interested in Asian culture, has visited many Asian countries, and has completed a modern novel loosely based on the Chinese classic Dream of the Red Chamber. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri; educated at Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School; and currently lives in San Francisco with his husband in an 1877 Victorian they’ve renovated.
To keep up with the latest about Charles Bush, visit his web page: www.charlesbush-author.com
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