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The Burden of Proofby Scott Turow
Synopses & Reviews
Presumed Innocent was the fiction debut of the decade — a magnetic work of suspense that earned Turow acclaim for his unparalleled storytelling gifts. Now, in a brilliant follow-up, Scott Turow stakes his claim as an American master, in a mesmerizing novel of law, family and deceit. Alejandro "Sandy" Stern — the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent — comes home to discover that his wife of 30 years has committed suicide, leaving behind a web of mystery, money and guilt. While Stern hunts for answers, he is caught up in the threatened Federal prosecution of his most powerful and troublesome client — his own brother-in-law. Now, after a life of success, Sandy Stern is a man in desperate need of many truths — about his family, his uncertain future and the troubled legacy his wife left behind.
"Turow develops a complex, satisfying plot, steeped in law and finance, that turns perhaps too often on coincidence but remains utterly faithful to its deeply probed characters." Publishers Weekly
Turow's brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent returns to face a shattering emotional crisis in his own family.
Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched. It reveals a family caught in a maelstrom of hidden crimes, shocking secrets, and warring passions.
About the Author
Scott Turow Author of Presumed Innocent, one of the most acclaimed and best-selling works of the 1980s, Scott Turow is a lawyer and former Assistant US District Attorney. After graduating from Amherst and receiving an MA at Stanford — where he received a fellowship in creative writing — Turow entered Harvard Law School. The journal he kept during his first year there became the basis for his first book, One L: An Inside Account of Life in the First Year at Harvard Law, published to critical acclaim in 1977. Mr. Turow lives in suburban Chicago.
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