Synopses & Reviews
Late one spring afternoon, Alejandro Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of thirty years, has committed suicide. In this book, Turow probes the character of this fascinating and complex man as Stern tries to uncover the truth about his wife's life.
"A compelling novel... Turow is a master at dramatizing legal complexities... this complex, meditative novel is as richly entertaining as its predecessor."--Kirkus Reviews "Turow develops a complex, satisfying plot."--Publishers Weekly "Burden is not a book to pass up."--Toledo Blade
Turow's brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent returns to face a shattering emotional crisis in his own family.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -254) and index.
About the Author
Scott Turow is the author of worldwide bestselling novels including Presumed Innocent, Innocent, Ordinary Heroes, Reversible Errors and Limitations. His works of nonfiction include One L, his journal from his first year at law school, and Ultimate Punishment, which he wrote after serving on the Illinois commission that investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryans unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Ultimate Punishment won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives outside Chicago, where he is partner in the firm of SNR Denton (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal).