As a journalist for the New York Times, Ray Bonner traveled the country following capital punishment cases. Those stories led to a Pulitzer Prize, and one particular case led to this book. Anatomy of Injustice is an impassioned and incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left, Edward Lee Elmore, an innocent man facing execution. Raymond Bonner gives us an exhaustive account of the particulars of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, inept defense lawyers, and injustice in Elmore's case, which, the author makes clear, occurs in courts throughout America. He carefully examines each stage of the initial trial--jury selection, the role of the lawyers and judge, the appeal process--and introduces us to the spirited young female lawyer who, for two decades, fought to get Elmore a fair trial. Powerfully suspenseful and deeply moving, Anatomy of Injustice is a page-turner that also serves as a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly vehement debate about justice and inequality.