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... more » edge-of-the-chair story rife with indelible characters and riveting suspense.« less
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.