Dan Brown is guilty of many things: Loving his wife and baby, being a workaholic, and staying up too late. But he's definitely not guilty of murder or is he? When Dan goes to a convenience store, he finds that the place has been robbed and sees blood on the floor. Soon, he's surrounded by police and accused of killing the store clerk. At Dan's trial, no one can dispute that his car was at the crime scene and that the murder weapon was found underneath his seat. It takes a jury just twenty-three minutes of deliberating to find him guilty. A judge sentences him to die by lethal injection. Now, Dan must do everything he can just to stay alive as he endures the taunts and torture that go along with prison. And he must deal with the realization that even his wife, Lisa, is unsure about his innocence. After all his appeals are rejected, the clock begins to tick until midnight, when Dan will be executed. Unless he can convince the authorities that he's innocent, he'll find himself Down @ 12.