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By Julian Gloag

First released in 1967, this can be a story of Jordan Maddox who has so disciplined his personal feelings that he has, actually, little touch with lifestyles: detached, he now not responds to the symptoms of love-even of desperation- from those who find themselves on the subject of him.

Suddenly he reveals himself accused of mur­der.

At first he reacts flippantly. it kind of feels to him an absurd, virtually an a laugh, mistake. To his spouse, his buddies, his very loss of ardour is facts of his innocence. yet to the police, Maddox is the accountable guy. At their palms he's relentlessly stripped of his invulnerability.

Imprisoned, on my own, ignoring the insistent calls for of his personal security, he units out to discover his as far back as lifestyles. within the thoughts of his youth and within the act of loss of life and vio­lence of which he stands accused, Maddox submits himself to a much more an important, way more agonizing trial than the only during which he ap­pears each day because the defendant. For his actual trial is that of a guy trying, for the 1st time, possibly too past due, to just accept the responsi­bilities of living.

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