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Rusty Sabich, Kindle County’s longtime chief deputy prosecutor, has been asked to investigate the murder of one of his colleagues, Carolyn Polhemus. What Horgan, Sabich’s boss, doesn’t know is that Carolyn and Rusty had been lovers.
As Rusty nears 40, both his marriage and his career seem stalled. His energies focus on his son, and his desperate, unhappy love for Carolyn. The investigation fuels his fantasies, but he makes little progress in finding the killer. When his boss loses his bid for re-election, Rusty suddenly, incredibly, finds himself on trial for Carolyn’s murder.
“Scott Turow’s novel about a trial lawyer on trial captures the raised adrenaline, the gamesmanship and the sheer emotional impact of life in the courtroom with utter authenticity.”—Vincent Bugliosi
Twenty years ago, Tommy Molto charged his colleague Rusty Sabich with the murder of a former lover; when a shocking turn of events transformed Prosecutor Rusty from the accuser into the accused. Rusty was cleared, but the seismic trial left both men reeling.
Rommy “Squirrel” Gandolph is a Yellow Man, an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder in Kindle County. His slow progress toward certain execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer who is Rommy’s reluctant court-appointed representative, receives word that another inmate may have new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph.
Arthur’s opponent in the case is Muriel Wynn, Kindle County’s formidable chief deputy prosecuting attorney, who is considering a run for her boss’s job. Muriel and Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, don’t want to see Rommy escape a fate they long ago determined he deserved, for a host of reasons. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Gillian Sullivan, the judge who originally found Rommy guilty, is only recently out of prison herself, having served time for taking bribes. …[more]
A gripping, suspenseful, deeply satisfying new novel about corruption, deceit, and love.
Robbie Feaver (pronounced “favor”) is a charismatic personal injury lawyer with a high profile practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves), who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie’s cases.
Robbie is caught by the Feds, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to “wear a wire” as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie’s charms. And she carries secrets of her own.
As the law tightens its net, Robbie’s and Evon’s stories converge thrillingly. Scott Turow takes us into, the world…[more]