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Pleading Guilty
Pleading Guilty
Author: Scott Turow
From Publishers Weekly — Murder, embezzlement, bookmaking, offshore banking, and the politics of a high-powered law firm supply varying shades of corruption as Turow ( Presumed Innocent ; The Burden of Proof ) returns to Kindle County in this wise, surefooted legal thriller. World-weary attorney Mack Malloy, 50-ish ex-cop and recovering alcoholic...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002240147
ISBN-10: 0002240149
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 386
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4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow is easier to read than Filth by Irvine Welsh, but the self-destructive protagonist still got on my nerves. I enjoyed the book more when I started skipping paragraphs of internal dialog to get back to the action. Mack is an ex-cop, washed-up lawyer, and recovering alcoholic. When a partner at his firm goes AWAL (with 5.6 million dollars) the managing committee shanghais Mack into looking for him. Or rather, the 5.6 million, because it turns out that very few people at the firm care much about the missing partner.

Literary Quality: 6/10

Enjoyment: 6/10
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Helpful Score: 1
I think he's one of the more underrated authors in the mystery genre. He tells a complex story that is sometimes hard to follow, and this is another financial-type mystery. Loved the ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story but, sort of dry and more description/s than necessary.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a tale that keeps you guessing. Our hero is an almost-washed-up lawyer--a partner in a major firm. He is on a quest to save the firm's reputation by finding a senior partner who has apparently absconded with millions of a major client's money. But, things may not always be what they seem...
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Almost as good as Presumed Innocent.
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