Scott Turow has been writing legal thrillers for some years now, suspenseful in their way, with twisting plots and interesting characters. This, his fifth book, is a wonderful turn on the world of personal injury lawsuits. The narrator, George Mason, is representing another lawyer, Robbie Feaver.
Robbie's been working as a personal injury lawyer for twenty years, winning many cases, with a dirty little secret he's never told anyone before: he bribes judges to get the decisions he wanted. Now he's been discovered, and his only way to stay out of prison is to cooperate. The U.S. Attorney wants him to wear a wire, and incriminate as many of the judges and other actors as he can.
Robbie Feaver, the main character, is a wonderfully drawn contradiction, a born salesman/actor who can lie to everyone repeatedly and still have them, at some level, liking him.
I enjoyed this book.
Another page turner from Scott Turow!!!!
To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play to a client, a jury or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, mulimillion dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he is forced to wear a wire. Even as the attorney looks after his ailing wife, he must make tapes the wil hurl his friends, his enemies, his city and a FBI undercover agent into crisis.
Really like Turow and this one didn't disappoint me.
Great characters and story, with surprising emotional depth.
A story of greed and human failing, where corruption in governmnet is rampant and all is done behind "closed doors."
Good writing, especially the aspects of the legal system the average person would not know.
Another great Scott Turow novel. One of the older ones ,but still very interesting. Highly recommend the book.
To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a ply - to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play of his life
Good author and very good novel of legal intrigue.
Scott Turow is the best of the best. This is another winner.
An ambitious personal injury lawyer, Robbie Feaver finds his less-than-ethical practices coming back to haunt him when, in exchange for leniency from prosecution, he is forced into an uneasy alliance with an enigmatic female FBI agent, in a story of greed, human weakness, love, and unexpected heroism.
To Robbie Feaver, The law is all about making a play. When he is caught offering bribes, he is forced to wear a wire. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play of his life. Recommended.
Personal Injuries is set in Turow's fictional venue, Kindle County. Its narrator is George Mason, a well-bred, upper-crust defense attorney who, as the novel opens, has just taken on a volatile new client: Robbie Feaver, a slick, fast-talking lawyer who specializes in personal injuries litigation and who now faces indictment for tax evasion and bribery. Given the choice of cooperating with the government or spending several years in prison, Robbie becomes a confidential informant for U.S. Attorney Stan Sennett and agrees to wear a wire to all future meetings with the judges he has paid off, as well as with their various intermediaries and bagmen.
Robbie thus becomes the focal point of a protracted sting operation known as Project Petros, which forms the dramatic centerofthis beautifully constructed story of betrayal, personal responsibility, and difficult sometimes impossible choices. During a period of six months, Robbie and his new masters gradually gather evidence of judicial malfeasance, slowly making their way toward the elusive figure who is the ultimate target of Project Petros: Brendan Tuohey, the corrupt former cop who is now the corrupt presiding judge of the Common Law Claims Division of Kindle County, and who has spent the bulk of his career manipulating the law for his own personal profit.
"A riveting, impeccably-crafted legal thriller"
A flashy, womanizing, personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes. He is forced to betray his fellow attorneys, his friends and enemies, his city and an FBI agent.
A pesonal injury lawyer caught offering bribes is forced to wear a wire and make tapes that will hurt his friends, his enemies, his city, and an FBI undercover agent.
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It's been a while since I've read a Turow book but this one didn't disappoint.
this was a great one - hard to put down.
Scott Turow writes good legal novels. This is a good story. Very realistic. It starts rather slow but picks up speed and finishes with a crash.
Robbie Feaver (pronounced "favor") is a successful personal injury lawyer with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves) dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases. Robbie is apprehended, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own.
As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly. Scott Turow shows us new sides of Kindle County, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in his previous novels, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers. He also shows us enduring love and unexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel--a powerful drama of individuals struggling against all odds to escape their characters.
A good legal thriller. I personally really like John Grisham, but Scott Turow is worth the read.
From back of book:
To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play--to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing , multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife. Feaver must also make tapes that will hurt his friends, his enemies, his city and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play his life.