Published by Grand Central Publishing, April 2011
Paperback, 560 pages, ISBN: 9780446574914
Robbie Feaver (pronounced "favor") is a succesful personal injury lawyer with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves) dying of an irreversible illnes. 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 apprehended, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent asigned 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 shows us new sides of Kindle County, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in his previous novels, PRESUMED INNOCENT, THE BURDEN OF PROOF, PLEADING GUILTY, and THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS. He also shows us enduring love and unexpected heroism. PERSONAL INJURIES is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel—a powerful drama of individuals struggling against all odds to escape their characters.