The Commandment

by Jim Silver

Publisher: Jim Silver

Publication Date: May 11, 2015

ISBN: 9781301473212

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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The Commandment is the pilot to an original dramatic television series, and is presented as a complete screenplay. The story is set in Savannah, Georgia, the Bible belt South. Bob Lee St.John, an accused pedophile serial killer, is on trial. Suspected of three killings, all five year-old boys, forensic evidence ties him only to the third victim. A crucial witness is threatened; at trial she blurts out information about the two prior cases, all inadmissable. A msitrial is declared and Bob Lee walks on bond, pending a new trial. He intends to run before that happens, but not before killing one more time. The legal system is broken. Too many victims are made to look like bad guys, too many bad guys appear as victims, and justice is frequently denied. The Commandments are much simpler: do the crime and pay the price. A lot of people live by them, and one of them watches the killer. Bob Lee vanishes one night; proof of his murderous intent is given to the police. Justice prevails, as it should.