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In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was working as a journalist when she witnessed the botched electric-chair execution of Jesse Tafero, convicted of killing two police officers in Broward County, Florida. When evidence emerged implicating a different man in the murders, McGarrahan found herself haunted by Tafero's fiery death - and by her own unquestioning acceptance of the state's version of events. Decades later, McGarrahan has left Florida and become a successful private investigator - one of the very few women at the top of the field - but the Tafero case remains an insistent mystery shadowing the edges of her days. She decides that the only way to come to terms with this obsession is to investigate it herself. She goes back to Florida, digging deep into dusty courthouse archives and knocking on the doors of key witnesses, tracking down hard evidence and hearing crucial new testimony, as slowly but inexorably she pieces together what actually happened.

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