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The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 deals with the extremes of human passion and its dark consequences. It features twenty-one eminent tales of mystery, crime, and suspense.
Legal thriller following some of the personal problems of Sandy Stern, the defense lawyer from Turow's first novel. Family drama and financial intrigue.
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds...
The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife. Twenty years have passed since Rusty Sabitch was on trial for the murder of his lover. Now, in this long-awaited sequel to "Presumed Innocent," Sabitch's wife has just died under mysterious circumstances, and Sabitch turns to Tommy Malto for help once again.
Una mañana Rusty Sabich, sexagenario y presidente del tribunal de apelación del condado de Kindle, descubre el cadáver de su mujer Barbara junto a él en la cama que ambos comparten. Sin embargo, espera casi un día entero antes de avisar a la policía y a los servicios de emergencias. Ni siquiera avisa a su hijo Nat. ¿Por qué?Veinte años antes el mismo hombre, entonces ayudante del fiscal del condado, fue procesado por el homicidio de su colega Carolyn Polhemus, y durante la investigación se descubrió que tenían una aventura. Tommy Molto, fiscal del distrito, se convirtió desde ese instante en su más enconado enemigo. Finalmente Rusty fue absuelto, pero veinte años después, la rivalidad entre los dos hombres sigue intacta. Tras el éxito de Presunto inocente, Scott Turow regresa con Inocente, su apasionante secuela.
The novel opens with a spectacular drive-by shooting in one of Kindle County's notorious drug-plagued housing projects. The victim is an aging white woman who has been seen there before; within days her son, Nile Eddgar, a probation officer, is charged in connection with the crime-and the reader gratefully once more under the hypnotic spell that only Scott Turow can cast. Nile's trial is presided over-and narrated-by Judge Sonia "Sonny" Klonsky, whom his fans will remember from his second novel, The Burden of Proof. It brings together a vivid cast of characters from Sonny's student years during the turbulent sixties, among them Nile's father, Loyell Eddgar, once a leading campus revolutionary, and Sonny's old boyfriend Seth Weissman, who is now a renowned journalist. All have been permanently marked by the heady iconoclasm of their youth; some carry terrible secrets that come to bear on the case at hand in unforeseeable and explosive ways. Scott Turow's most powerful novel to date,
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent comes a compelling new legal mystery featuring George Mason from Personal Injuries. Originally commissioned and published in the New York Times Magazine, this edition contains additional material. Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife's recent diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening emails he has started to receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge? In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law but of human understanding itself.
For those who have not been to law school, Turow makes the experience breathe; for those who have, he recalls it vividly. His book is an important document, albeit a personal one, because it raises disturbing questions about the means and ends of legal education.
FROM THE PUBLISHER "Stewart knew his father had served in World War II. But when, after his father's death, he discovers a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment. he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history and is driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man who always refused to talk about his war." "As he pieces together his father's past through military archives, letters, and, finally, notes from a memoir his father wrote in prison, secretly preserved by the officer who defended him, Stewart starts to assemble a dramatic and baffling chain of events. He learns how Dubin, a JAG lawyer attached to Patron's Third Army and eager for combat experience, got more than he bargained for when he was ordered to arrest Robert Martin, a wayward OSS officer who, despite his spectacular bravery with the French Resistance, appeared to be acting on orders other than his commander's." "In pursuit of Martin, Dubin and his sergeant had parachuted into Bastogne just as the Battle of the Bulge reached its apex. Pressed into the leadership of a desperately depleted rifle company, the men were forced to abandon their quest for Martin and his fiery, maddeningly elusive comrade, Gita Lodz, as they fought for their lives through the ferocious winter battle that would determine Europe's fate." Reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.
A compelling and convincing account of a long-term government-run sting operation.
Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of how his obsession puts everything he loves and values on trial--including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depths of the human heart. And it will hold you and haunt you...long after you have reached its shattering conclusion.
Es una gris y áspera primavera en Kindle County, un condado del Medio Oeste donde el abogado Rusty Sabich, miembro de la oficina del fiscal, está investigando el asesinato de una colega, Carolyn Polhemus. Carolyn era fuerte y magnética, pero también ambiciosa y posiblemente sin escrúpulos. Su asesinato ha avergonzado al jefe de Rusty, Raymond Horgan, quien se enfrenta a un gran desafío en las próximas elecciones y exige a Rusty una solución rápida al caso que podría salvar su carrer política. Lo que Horgan no sabe es que, pocos meses antes del asesinato, Carolyn y Rusty eran amantes. Con su matrimonio y su carrera estancados, la investigación de Rusty le permite sumergirse en su obsesión con Carolyn, quien había terminado abruptamente su relación con él seis meses antes, y en la búsqueda de su asesino. Pero al perder Hogan la elección, Rusty de repente se encuentra acusado del asesinato de Carolyn y atrapado en una desesperada lucha por demostrar su inocencia. Emocionante y absorbente, Presunto inocente nos presenta las luces y las sombras de una ciudad del Medio Oeste americano, un mundo de intensas lealtades y nublosas verdades --un mundo que perseguirá al lector mucho después de que el misterio central de esta novela magistral se haya resuelto.
¿Quién mató a Carolyn Polhemus? La enérgica, fascinante, sensual y ambiciosa ayudante del fiscal general, Raymond Horgan, ha sido violada y asesinada casi al final de la campaña de su jefe por la reelección. Horgan necesita que el crimen sea esclarecido lo antes posible y para conseguirlo confía las investigaciones del caso a Rusty Sabich, un reputado miembro de su oficina. Lo que Horgan desconoce es que, pocos meses antes del asesinato, Carolyn y Rusty eran amantes. Sabich es un hombre melancólico, apasionado y, sobre todo, solitario. En la frontera de los cuarenta, se ha dado cuenta de que su matrimonio y su carrera se han estancado, y ha volcado sus sentimientos en su hijo Nat, y en la angustiosa fantasía vivida con Carolyn, un romance que ella rompió sin dar explicaciones. El desarrollo de las investigaciones llena a Sabich de recuerdos y obsesiones, y, lejos de descubrirle al asesino, le envuelve en una nebulosa donde nadie es del todo inocente. Scott Turow refleja en esta novela un mundo tan similar al nuestro que su recuerdo seguirá obsesionando al lector incluso después de resuelto el misterio, porque muy pocas novelas muestran los mecanismos, la psicología, la lógica del mundo de la justicia con tanta verosimilitud como Presunto inocente. «Después de dos días de leer sin parar, acabé la novela de Scott Turow sintiéndome agotado, estimulado y triste por haberla terminado. Presunto inocente es una de las novelas más cautivadoras que he leído desde hace mucho tiempo.» PAT CONROY
reversible error a legal mistake made by a trial court which is so significant that an appellate court reviewing the case must set aside the trial court's judgment.
On September 30, 2003, Calvin was declared innocent and set free from Angola State Prison, after serving 22 years for a crime he did not commit. Like many other exonerees, Calvin experienced a new world that was not open to him. Hitting the streets without housing, money, or a change of clothes, exonerees across America are released only to fend for themselves. In the tradition of Studs Terkel's oral histories, this book collects the voices and stories of the exonerees for whom life - inside and out - is forever framed by extraordinary injustice
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