|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Jan 2012|
|Number of Pages:||542|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.64|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 7.5 x 1.25|
Scott Turow is a writer and lawyer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 12, 1949. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1970 and an M.A. from Stanford University in 1974. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and served as a prosecutor in several corruption cases. He is a partner of the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and he specializes in white-collar crime.
He has written numerous novels including Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of Our Fathers, Personal Injuries, and Ordinary Heroes. His non-fiction works include One L about his experience as a law student and Ultimate Punishment about the death penalty. He has won numerous awards including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment, and Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries.
The sequel to Turow's Presumed Innocent (1987), read by Edward Herrmann, who also reads Hachette Audio's new unabridged edition of that title; simultaneous release with the Grand Central Ac (750,000-copy first printing), to be reviewed in LJ 5/1/10.
It took Turow more than 20 years to bring us the sequel to his best-selling first novel, Presumed Innocent, and it was worth the wait. Now 60 and long after being acquitted of murdering his mistress, Rusty Sabich has become chief judge of the Kindle County, IL, appellate court and is running for the state supreme court. When his wife dies in her sleep, Sabich waits 24 hours before calling his son or anyone else, setting off suspicions of foul play with his old nemesis, acting prosecutor Tommy Molto. The coroner determines she died of natural causes, but Molto and his chief deputy, Brand, quietly start building a case, convinced Sabich is trying to get away with murder again.
Verdict: This is a beautifully written book with finely drawn characters and an intricate plot seamlessly weaving a troubled family story with a murder. Drawing the reader in and not letting go until the last page, Turow's legal thriller is a most worthy successor to Presumed Innocent and perhaps the author's finest work to date.
- Stacy Alesi, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., Boca Raton, FL
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