The Laws of Our Fathers Author:Scott Turow The Laws of Our Fathers, Scott Turow's most powerful novel to date, 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 cr... more »ime - and the reader falls 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 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 journatlist. 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 unforseeable and explosive ways.« less
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I really enjoyed this book - it's a courtroom suspense/mysetry. If you like John Grisham, you'll probably like this one. The author wrote Presumed Innocent (movie made with Harrison Ford). I enjoyed that book also. This one was good suspense, not too easy to figure out, made you want to keep reading.
Adrive-by shooting in Kindle County's drug-plagued housing project. The victim is an aging white woman and her son, a probation officer is charged with the crim. Judge Sonia (Sonny) Klonsky (from Burden of Proof) presides at the trial. There are lots of flash backs to her college years as the defense attorney and a reporter used to be her friends in college.