The Laws of Our Fathers Author:Scott Turow The Laws Of our Fatheres, Scott Turow's most powerful novel to date, opens with a spectacular drive-by shooting in a nororiously drug-plagued Kindle County housing project. The victim is an aging white woman; within days her son, Nile Eddgar, a probation officer, is charged in connections with the crime. — Nile's trial is presided over by Judget... more » Sonia "Sonny" Klonsky, whome Turow's fans wil remember from _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, and Sonny's old boyfriend Seth Weissman, now a renowned journalist. They are marked by their iconoclastic youth and carry secrets that will have explosive effects on the case at hand.
With its riveting suspense and indelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows once again why Scott Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America's most gifted and satisfying novelists.« less