An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him.
Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of
Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school
cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then
watched and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a
local football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted
and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row: his fate had been decided.
Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days from execution. Over 400
miles away in Kansas, Travis faces a fate of his own: an inoperable
brain tumour will soon deliver the end. Reflecting on his miserable
life, he decides to do what's right. After years of silence he is ready
to confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and
politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man?