Published by Grand Central Publishing, May, 2011
Paperback, 416 pages, ISBN: 9780446562416

More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial of PRESUMED INNOCENT, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow—the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.

With his characteristic insight into both the dark truths of the human psyche and the dense intricacies of the criminal justice system, Scott Turow proves once again that some books simply compel us to read late into the night, desperate to know who did it.

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Reviews and Praise

USA Today's Review | Bookpage Review | Bookpage Q&A

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.

Stephen King

Mesmerizing prose and intricate plotting…his best novel since his bestselling debut, PRESUMED INNOCENT.

Publisher's Weekly

No one writes better mystery suspense novels than Scott Turow.

Los Angeles Times

Scott Turow not only knows what his readers want, he delivers just about perfectly… Turow is the closest we have to a Balzac of the fin de si├Ęcle professional class.

Chicago Tribune

Turow has set new standards for the genre, most notably in the depth and subtlety of his characterizations… The kind of reading pleasure that only the best novelists—genre or otherwise—can provide.

The New York Times

Of all the lawyer-storytellers who have clambered onto the bestseller lists in recent years, Scott Turow is the champ. Not only are his plots absorbing and his characters persuasive, but his sentences flow with an artful cadence.

Dennis Drabelle

The Washington Post Book World

Turow brings a literary sensibility to a grit-and-gravel genre: if he calls to mind any comparison, it's to John le Carré. His novels are shaped by [a] studied bleakness, an introspect's embrace of the gray-zone ambiguities of modern life.

Gail Caldwell

Boston Sunday Globe

Turow is well established as one of the greater writers of modern legal thrillers… Turow's prose is beautiful and his observations, particularly the perceptions of small-scale human vulnerabilities, can take your breath away.

The Times (London)

One begins with admiration for Turow's skillful evocation of the thrill of detection; one finishes fascinated by his deft probing of the mysteries of character and family. Like John le Carré in the realm of spy novels and P. D. James in that of mysteries, Scott Turow has the goods to transcend the limitations of the genre.

Dan Cryer