Sandy Stern has to cope with losing his wife who has commited suicide. How does a middle aged man make it through this tragedy? How does a reserved, formal lawyer re-enter the world as a single man? How does he manage to represent his adventuresome, risk taking brother-in-law. These are some of the challenges he faces.
Scott Turow is an outstanding writer. He mixed the legal aspects with personal relationships giving the novel a good balance not always found in legal thrillers. If you liked "Presumed Innocent", you will love "The Burden Of Proof".
Sandy Stern, Defense Attorney returns from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of 30 years, is dead -- a suicide. But mourning must wait while Stern defends Dixon Hartnell, target of a federal grand jury investigation.
As Stern ponders the mysteries of Clara's death and Dixon's tangled financial affairs, his whole world cracks in a kaleidscope of change and uncertainty. In this vortex, he must solve the greatest riddle of his personal and professional career.