No one crafts courtroom drama like Turow.
This book takes up with the characters from "Presumed Innocent," some 22 years later. Rusty Sabich, wrongly accused of his lover's death in PI is now the chief judge on an appeals court. Tommy Molto, the man who was in charge of the state's case so many years ago and who lost the battle, is now the chief prosecuting attorney.
Judge Sabich's wife dies in her sleep. Rather than calling the authorities, the judge waits for almost 24 hours before letting his son know his mother is dead. Molto's second in command smells a rat and begins to build a case against the judge.
As in "Presumed Innocent," nothing is black and white, right and wrong, good and bad. There are shades of gray in every one of the characters' lives.
Not much has been done around my house since Sunday morning when I downloaded the book onto the Kindle. I like spending holiday weekends with a good book, and "Innocent" is one of Turow's best.
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