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Pleading Guilty
Pleading Guilty
Author: Scott Turow
The star litigator from a top-notch law firm has gone missing , along with 5.6 million dollars from a class-action settlement, and "Mack" Malloy, a foul-mouthed ex-cop and partner-on-the-wane must find both. Immediately. Turow?s third novel takes us back to Kindle County, where skies are generally gray and the truth is seldom simple, in an edge-...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780374234577
ISBN-10: 0374234574
Publication Date: 6/7/1993
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
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: 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
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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To call this book boring and pointless really doesn't do it justice. There's quite a collection of lawyerly characters and none of them generated one minute's interest or sympathy. The 'hero' fills his mental maunderings with little 'gems' of thought. He ponders the question of whether there are No Victims or whether there are Only Victims. Problem is - after a few pages we don't care who is victim and who isn't. None of the characters are developed beyond physical description and list of assets or talents. No one speaks from the heart or displays any concern. I found this surprising because the entire novel is basically a financial caper and amongst this crowd someone should show some enthusiasm for stealing over $5 million. Shouldn't that make someone happy or sad or at least excited? The vocabulary and organization are dull. Actually there was not one reason to finish this book, but I did. Guess I wanted a reason to place Turow on my 'No Thanks' list for life.

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