New Release Books by Scott Turow

Scott Turow is the author of Suspect (2022), Fight of the Century (2021), The Last Trial (2020), Testimony (2017), The Last Trial: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 10 (2020) and other 101 books.

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Suspect

release date: Sep 22, 2022
Suspect
The #1 bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial returns with a riveting legal thriller in which a reckless private detective is embroiled in a fraught police scandal. For as long as Lucia Gomez has been the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, near Kindle County, she has known that any woman in law enforcement must walk a precarious line between authority and camaraderie to gain respect. She has maintained a spotless reputation - until now. Three male police officers have accused her of soliciting sex in exchange for promotions to higher ranks. With few people left who she can trust, Chief Gomez turns to an old friend, Rik Dudek, to act as her attorney in the federal grand jury investigation, insisting to Rik that the accusations against her are part of an ugly smear campaign designed to destroy her career and empower her enemies - both outside the police force and within... Clarice "Pinky" Granum spent most of her youth experimenting with an impressive array of drugs and failing out of various professions, including the police academy. Pinky knows that in the eyes of most people, she''s nothing but a screwup - but she doesn''t trust most people''s opinions anyway. Moreover, she finally has a respectable-enough job as a licensed P.I. working for Rik on his roster of mostly minor cases, like workman''s comp, DUIs and bar fights. Rik''s shabby office and even shabbier cases are a far cry from the kinds of high-profile criminal matters Pinky became familiar with in the law office of her grandfather, Sandy Stern. But Rik and Pinky feel that Chief Gomez''s case, which has attracted national attention, is their chance to break into the legal big leagues. Guided by her gut instinct and razor-sharp investigative skills, Pinky dives headfirst into a twisted scandal that will draw her into the deepest recesses of the city''s criminal networks, as well as the human mind. But she will need every scrap of tenacity and courage to unravel the dark secrets those closest to her are determined to keep hidden.

Fight of the Century

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Fight of the Century
The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays “full of struggle, emotion, fear, resilience, hope, and triumph” (Los Angeles Review of Books) about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

The Last Trial

release date: May 12, 2020
The Last Trial
Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life''s work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men''s accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend''s dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko''s many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial''s outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern''s duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow''s The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.

Testimony

release date: May 16, 2017
Testimony
Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor''s investigation of a refugee camp''s mystifying disappearance. At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp''s Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom''s task is to examine Ferko''s claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court''s base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma''s disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko''s alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he''s telling. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.

The Last Trial: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 10

release date: May 26, 2020
The Last Trial: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 10
From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow’s The Last Trial recounts the final case of Kindle County’s most revered courtroom advocate, Sandy Stern. Already eighty-five years old, and in precarious health, Stern has been persuaded to defend an old friend, Pavel Pafko. A former Nobel Prize-winner in Medicine, Pafko, shockingly, has been charged in a federal racketeering indictment with fraud, insider trading and murder. As the trial progresses, Stern will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko''s many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and--no matter the trial''s outcome--will he ever know the truth? Stern''s duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow''s The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense--and questions how we measure a life.

Testimony - FREE PREVIEW (Prologue)

release date: Mar 28, 2017
Testimony - FREE PREVIEW (Prologue)
Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor''s investigation of a refugee camp''s mystifying disappearance. At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp''s Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom''s task is to examine Ferko''s claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court''s base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma''s disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko''s alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he''s telling. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.

Presumed Innocent: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 1

release date: Feb 27, 2020
Presumed Innocent: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 1
Presumed Innocent is the internationally bestselling, gripping legal thriller from Scott Turow. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich enters a nightmare world when Carolyn, a beautiful attorney with whom he has been having an affair, is found raped and strangled. He stands accused. Fighting to prove his innocence, Rusty uncovers a tangled web of sex, corruption and betrayal. With no one to trust, it''s up to Rusty to uncover who is really behind this deadly crime . . .

Pleading Guilty

release date: May 30, 2017
Pleading Guilty
Returning to the now-renowned locale of Kindle County, Scott Turow gives us Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country''s most high-powered law firms. A longtime ally of the wayward, Mack is on the trail of a colleague, his firm''s star litigator, who has vanished with more than five million dollars of a client''s money. Mack will descend into the enthralling and ominous heart of a city...taking you with him on his final, desperate, and courageous crusade to reinvent himself from the depths of his own shattered soul.

One L

release date: Aug 01, 2014
One L
One L, Scott Turow''s journal of his first year at law school and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness - with others and, even more, with oneself - that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow''s multidimensional delving into his protagonists'' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often gruelling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow''s group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students'' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.

Identical

release date: Oct 15, 2013
Identical
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Testimony comes a thrilling novel of murder, sex, and betrayal. State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita''s death, they find themselves ensnared in a tangle of deception - as only Scott Turow could weave. PRAISE FOR IDENTICAL "A compulsively readable tale." - Los Angeles Times "Smart and wise." - Washington Post "Ambitious and richly realized...Broad in scope and epic in nature, this is as great a novel as a thriller." - Providence Journal

Ultimate Punishment

release date: Aug 24, 2010
Ultimate Punishment
America''s leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society''s most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty for more than a decade, including successfully representing two different men convicted in death-penalty prosecutions. In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan''s unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Along the way, he provides a brief history of America''s ambivalent relationship with the ultimate punishment, analyzes the potent reasons for and against it, including the role of the victims'' survivors, and tells the powerful stories behind the statistics, as he moves from the Governor''s Mansion to Illinois'' state-of-the art ''super-max'' prison and the execution chamber. Ultimate Punishment, this gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, the personalities, and the politics of a fundamental dilemma of our democracy has all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow''s celebrated fiction.

The Laws of our Fathers

release date: Jun 11, 2010
The Laws of our Fathers
A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow''s intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America''s most engaging and satisfying novelists.

The Burden of Proof

release date: May 22, 2014
The Burden of Proof
Full of suspicion and half truths, The Burden of Proof is Scott Turow''s second Kindle County legal thriller. One afternoon in late March, Sandy Stern, the brilliant, quixotic defence lawyer in Presumed Innocent, returns home to find his wife Clara dead in the garage. They have been married for thirty-one years. Her suicide note leaves him just four words – ''Can you forgive me?'' But on the 6th March Clara had expected to live . . .

The Burden of Proof: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 2

release date: Oct 01, 2014
The Burden of Proof: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 2
One afternoon in late March, Sandy Stern, the brilliant, quixotic defence lawyer in Presumed Innocent, returns home to find his wife Clara dead in the garage. They have been married for thirty-one years. Her suicide note leaves him just four words - ''Can you forgive me?'' But on the 6th March Clara had expected to live . . .

The Laws of our Fathers: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 4

release date: Oct 01, 2014
The Laws of our Fathers: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 4
It was another drive-by shooting in one of Kindle County''s most drug-plagued housing projects - but the victim was the ex-wife of a politician. Now this explosive case is about to reunite an unlikely group of men and women who first bonded in the revolutionary fires of the 1960s . . . and show a once-crusading female judge, driven by both her fears and her courage, just how devastating a single wrong choice can be . . .

Ordinary Heroes

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Ordinary Heroes
Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he''d been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart''s mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father''s death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancée, and learns of his father''s court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family''s secret history and driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man who''d always refused to talk about his war. As he pieces together his father''s past through military archives, letters, and, finally, notes from a memoir his father wrote while in prison, secretly preserved by the officer who defended him, Stewart starts to assemble a dramatic and baffling chain of events. He learns how Dubin, a JAG lawyer attached to Patton''s Third Army and desperate for combat experience, got more than he bargained for when he was ordered to arrest Robert Martin, a wayward OSS officer who, despite his spectacular bravery with the French Resistance, appeared to be acting on orders other than his commanders''. In pursuit of Martin, Dubin and his sergeant are parachuted into Bastogne just as the Battle of the Bulge reaches its apex. Pressed into the leadership of a desperately depleted rifle company, the men are forced to abandon their quest for Martin and his fiery, maddeningly elusive comrade, Gita, as they fight for their lives through carnage and chaos the likes of which Dubin could never have imagined. In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father''s character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.

Personal Injuries: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 5

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Personal Injuries: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 5
Robbie Feaver is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies and a beautiful wife he loves - who is dying of an incurable illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of 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 assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie''s charms. And she carries secrets of her own ...

Pleading Guilty: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 3

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Pleading Guilty: A Kindle County Legal Thriller Book 3
Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country''s most high-powered law firms. A longtime ally of the wayward, Mack is on the trail of a colleague, his firm''s star litigator, who has vanished with more than five million dollars of a client''s money. Soon Mack will descend into the enthralling and ominous heart of a city on his final, desperate, and courageous crusade to reinvent himself from the depths of his own shattered soul ...

Limitations

release date: Nov 14, 2006
Limitations
A Picador Paperback Original From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent comes a compelling new legal mystery featuring George Mason from Personal Injuries. Originally commissioned and published by The New York Times Magazine, this edition contains additional material. Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife''s recent diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening e-mails he has started to receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge? In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law but of human understanding itself.
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