School scholar Joe Talbert has the modest objective of finishing a writing challenge for an English magnificence. His job is to interview a stranger and write a temporary biography of the individual. With cut-off dates looming, Joe heads to a close-by nursing house to discover a prepared matter. There he meets Carl Iverson, and shortly not anything in Joe’s existence is ever the similar.
Carl is a demise Vietnam veteran–and a convicted assassin. With only some months to are living, he has been medically paroled to a nursing house, after spending thirty years in jail for the crimes of rape and homicide.
As Joe writes approximately Carl’s existence, particularly Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he can’t reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along side his skeptical feminine neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the reality, However he’s hamstrung in his efforts through having to handle his dangerously dysfunctional mom, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother susceptible, and a haunting formative years reminiscence.
Thread through thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. However as he and Lila dig deeper into the instances of the crime, the stakes develop upper. Will Joe uncover the reality sooner than it’s too past due to flee the fallout?