By Scott Turow
Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446562423, 416pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
"Scott Turow's new novel is the dedicated fiction-reader's version of El Dorado: a driving, unputdownable courtroom drama/murder mystery that is also a literary treasure, written in language that sparkles with clarity and resonates with honest character insight. I came away feeling amazed and fulfilled, as we only do when we read novelists at the height of their powers. Put this one on your don't-miss list."
"Mesmerizing prose and intricate plotting lift Turow's superlative legal thriller, his best novel since his bestselling debut, Presumed Innocent to which this is a sequel...Once again, Turow displays an uncanny ability for making the passions and contradictions of his main characters accessible and understandable.
Scott Turow's 1987 blockbuster first novel, Presumed Innocent, was about a prosecutor charged with the murder of a colleague. His new book, Innocent, is the unexpected sequel. Host Scott Simon interviews Turow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington in front of a live studio audience. More at NPR.org
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