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In Pleading Guilty
, Scott Turow takes us back to Kindle County, the setting of his previous bestsellers and now one of the most renowned and fascinating locales in contemporary American fiction. As the novel opens, we learn that the star litigator at one of Kindle County's top law firms is missing. Also missing is $5.6 million from a fund established to settle a massive air disaster class action suit against Transitional Airlines, the firm's biggest client. It becomes the assignment of "Mack" Malloy, ex-cop, almost ex-drunk and partner-on-the-wane to find both the missing partner and the money. Immediately.
Mack's search takes us into the inner sanctums of corporate law and into the dark heart of the city itself. As Mack pursues the truth, his own past pursues him, forcing him to confront his own ineradicable weakness and long-hidden secrets. Lovable, unreliable, a master sleuth, and an inimitable guide to an ominous and enthralling world, Mack Molloy may well be Scott Turow's supreme fictional creation to date and Pleading Guilty may be judged his most accomplished novel yet.
"Though every element of the novel is polished and professional, the charisma of Mack's narration is its triumph. Add that to a taut, twist-filled plot, expert pacing, colorful and well-rendered supporting characters, and an appealing whiff of larceny, and Turow surpasses Grisham hands down." Publishers Weekly
Welcome back to Kindle County...
...where skies are generally gray, the truth is seldom simple, and the partners of a top-drawer corporate law firm are counting on one world-weary attorney to save them from front-page scandal and financial ruin.
When Gage & Griswell's star litigator suddenly disappears--along with $5.6 million of its most important client's money---the assignment of locating both goes to Mack Malloy, a fiftyish ex-cop, almost ex-drunk and partner-on-the-wane at G&G. Mack's search takes him into the treacherous inner sanctum of his firm and through the shadowy heart of the city itself, on a path that soon runs him up against his longtime nemesis---the odious Pigeyes---as he plucks the threads of a dangerous web of corruption, deceit and murder.
An edge-of-the-chair journey into an ominous and enthralling world, Pleading Guilty is at once a brilliantly constructed puzzle, a relentlessly entertaining character study, and as suspenseful a story as any listener could want---a masterpiece of midwestern menace that could come only from Scott Turow.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof delivers another stellar bestseller. An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money. Don't miss Turow's bestselling backlist titles listed below.
An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money.
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.
About the Author
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of seven best-selling novels: Presumed Innocent (1987), The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), The Laws of Our Fathers (1996), Personal Injuries (1999), Reversible Errors (2002) and Ordinary Heroes (2005). A novella, Limitations, was published as a paperback original in November 2006 by Picador following its serialization in The New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic. Mr. Turow's books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment and Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into one full length film and two television miniseries.