Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean. 384 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1997. ISBN: 0440224039. In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Temp, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss's wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit.