He may have begun the legal thriller genre with Presumed Innocent in 1987. Since then, his novels (including The Burden of Proof) have been award-winning bestsellers and often the bases for movies. We expect the same for his latest work. Scott Turow visits on Friday, May 19, at 7 pm with Testimony, which couldn't be more topical. A disillusioned former prosecutor is tapped by the International Crime Court to investigate claims of genocide at a Roma refugee camp, where all the refugees mysteriously disappeared in the aftermath of the Bosnian war. "Testimony is Scott Turow's most ambitious and complex work—which takes us from the gritty familiarity of his beloved Kindle County into a mysterious world of international intrigue. It's the best kind of thriller, one that stimulates the mind as well as thrilling the heart."—Jeffrey Toobin (American Heiress; The Nine). You'll want to be here to hear why NPR calls him "one of the major writers in America". Please limit backlist (older books) signing to three.
The Washington Post raves, "The real pleasure of the new novel lies not so much in solving the mystery of the massacre as in watching Turow knock down assumption after assumption made by Boom — and the reader. In fact, I can’t think of another novel in which so many givens end up being exposed as either honest mistakes or outright lies. Testimony is a tour de force of collapsing perceptions."
Scott Turow's event will be an "in conversation" style program with best-selling author Jeffery Deaver (the Lincoln Rhyme series).
Signing line ticket event: Receive a ticket for the after-program signing line with the QRB purchase of Testimony. The earlier the book is purchased, the earlier the line position ticket. Ticket holders will have reserved seating.
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.
Now available in trade paperback, "Presumed Innocent" brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case--that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.
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.