Presumed Innocent Author:Scott Turow "Presumed Innocent", Mr. Turow's first novel, has been one of the most eagerly anticipated books of 1987. A Dual Main Selection of the Literary Guild, it has been sold in 13 foreign countries, and a motion picture based on the book is die from United Artists. — "Scott Turow's novel about a trial lawyer on trial captures the raised adrenaline, th... more »e gamesmanship and the sheer emotional impactof life in the courtroom with utter authenticity."
"Presumed Innocent is compelling, from the opening page through the wonderfully twisted ending. The courtroom action, in particular, comes alive with a verisimilitude that one would expect from a formet prosecutor."
It's gray, gritty early spring in the midsize Midwestern city that is the setting for Scott Turow's spellbinding book, already witely hailed as the most brilliant novel about lawyers and the law to appear in many years. Rusty Sabich, Kindle County's longtime chief deputy prosecutor, has been asked to investigate the rape and murder of one of his colleagues. Carolyn Polhemus was strong, sensuous, and magnetic; the was also clearly ambitious and quite possibly unscrupulous. Her murder has been an embarrassement to Rusty's boss, Raymnd Horgan, who is facing a serious challenge in the upcoming election and who looks to Rusty for a fast solution to the case that will help save him politically. What Horgan doesn't know is that, only a few months before she was murdered, Carolyn Polhemus and Rusty Sabich were lovers. When Horgan loses the election, Rusty suddenly, incredibly, finds himself accused of Carolyn's murder.« less