Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

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A fingerprint is captured on a camera filter.

Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Ricky Romero

Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

For our August Readers' Review: Scott Turow's first legal thriller. It brings to life one man's nightmare as he faces conviction for the murder of his lover. Join Diane and her guests to discuss "Presumed Innocent."

For the August Readers’ Review, we chose Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent." A legal thriller published in 1987, it became an instant best seller. The Hollywood movie came out three years later, starring Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich. He's a prosecuting attorney who finds himself accused of murdering a beautiful female co-worker. Readers don't learn until the very end whether Sabich is guilty. Along the way, the novel provides keen insights into how politics and personalities can shape a criminal trial. Join Diane and her guests as they discuss "Presumed Innocent."

Guests

Leslie Maitland

former reporter for The New York Times and author of "Crossing the Borders of Time."

Barry Coburn

trial lawyer and partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm Coburn & Greenbaum.

Alafair Burke

law professor at Hofstra University, former prosecutor and author of eight novels, including "Never Tell," published in June.

Read An Excerpt

Excerpt from "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow. Copyright 2011 by Scott Turow. Reprinted here by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

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