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ISBN13: 9780446359863
ISBN10: 0446359866
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The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabich, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

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"Turow's ability to forge the reader's identification with the protagonist, his insightful characterizations of Sabich's legal colleagues and the overwhelming sense he conveys of being present in the courtroom are his most brilliant and satisfying contributions to what may become a literary crime classic." Publishers Weekly

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Scott Turow's #1 runaway bestseller comes to theaters everywhere as a major motion picture from Warner Bros., starring Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, and Bonnie Bedelia, directed by Alan Pakula, best known for his award-winning work in "Klute".

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gaby317, April 27, 2010 (view all comments by gaby317)
I first read Presumed Innocent almost fifteen years ago. I'd been thinking of going to law school and Presumed Innocent is on the list of books that many law schools send you the summer before you begin studying. I remember thinking that the book spent more time on legal technicalities than the other thrillers that I'd read. Reading Presumed Innocent with an eye to joining the profession gave it a certain air as well.

Now after years as an entirely different sort of lawyer, the detective work, legal technicalities and procedural law aspects continue to delight me. Though I've read the book and watched the movie and am vaguely aware that a twist is sure to come, Presumed Innocent draws me in as though it were completely new. Scott Turow's writing remains fresh and engaging.

Other reviewers have mentioned that the book has lost its impact for them, that they're not as impressed by it years later. I have a very different reaction to the book -- years later and after close to 15 years studying and practicing law, I find that Presumed Innocent has grown to be even more gripping and entertaining. Though you might have expected me to figure out the ending given that I'd read the book before and seen the movie, but the enjoyment comes from how Turow built up the suspense and described the trial. It's the execution of the concept that makes Presumed Innocent a legal thriller that will last for years to come. I'm very much looking forward to reading Turow's next book Innocent that comes out on May 4, 2010.

ISBN-10: 0446676446 - Paperback
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 1, 2000), 512 pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446359863
Author:
Turow, Scott
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
Fictions
Subject:
Media Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Warner books edition.
Series Volume:
101-10
Publication Date:
December 1989
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.80x4.20x1.25 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Warner Books - English 9780446359863 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Turow's ability to forge the reader's identification with the protagonist, his insightful characterizations of Sabich's legal colleagues and the overwhelming sense he conveys of being present in the courtroom are his most brilliant and satisfying contributions to what may become a literary crime classic." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , Scott Turow's #1 runaway bestseller comes to theaters everywhere as a major motion picture from Warner Bros., starring Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, and Bonnie Bedelia, directed by Alan Pakula, best known for his award-winning work in "Klute".
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