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A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow's intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America's most engaging and satisfying novelists.
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At the close of legal-thriller novelist Scott Turow's second book, The Burden of Proof, Sonia Klonsky was a young prosecutor in Kindle County Courthouse with a failing marriage, an infant daughter, and a single mastectomy. Now, as the narrator of Turow's latest novel, she's a Superior Court Judge presiding over the murder trial of one Nile Eddgar, accused of arranging the slaying of his ghetto-activist mother, June. Turow attempts a sort of social history of the 60s in this ambitious mystery, but the most vivid passages come when the gangbangers of the Black Saints Disciples take center stage.From the Back Cover:
The Laws of Our Fathers opens with a spectacular drive-by shooting in one of Kindle County's most notorious drug-plagued housing projects. The victim is an aging white woman who has never been seen there before; within days her son, Nile Eddgar, a probation officer, is charged in connection with the crime. Nile's trial is presided over - and narrated by - Judge Sonia "Sonny" Klonsky, whom Turow's 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.
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 1st pr/1st ed, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is square, solid, and unread, with a sharp and lustrous DJ in a protective mylar Brodart cover -- you'll feel able to catch bullets in your teeth and leap tall buildings in a single bound when you receive this book!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 018582
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Turow takes his time with his books: one every three years . . . spectacularly worth the wait. -- starred, Publishers Weekly The undisputed king of contemporary legal intrigue offers a sumptuous triple-decker. -- starred, Kirkus Reviews * A New York Times Bestseller * Literary Guild Main Selection A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued housing project sets Turow s latest novel in motion. In the ensuing trial, a group of personalities who first met during the upheavals of the 60s reconvene in the courtroom of Sonia Sonny Klonsky. Once again, Turow reveals, as no other writer can, how the law and its mysterious rituals intersect with real life. Seller Inventory # BTE9780374184230