About the Author
is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who left the Chicago Tribune after nearly 25 years as an investigative reporter specializing in criminal justice. He was a journalist for 36 years and was a finalist for the Pulitzer three times for his work on wrongful convictions and wrongful executions. In 2008, he was part of a team of Tribune reporters who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their work investigating a series of articles on hazardous children's products. Their work prompted numerous recalls and led to the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in the history of the agency.
He is the author of three non-fiction books: Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth; Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI's Story of Courage and Faith; and The Brown's Chicken Massacre. He has taught investigative journalism and covering the courts at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the University of Montana's School of Journalism.