Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow
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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."
former reporter for The New York Times and author of "Crossing the Borders of Time."
trial lawyer and partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm Coburn & Greenbaum.
law professor at Hofstra University, former prosecutor and author of eight novels, including "Never Tell," published in June.
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Excerpt from "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow. Copyright 2011 by Scott Turow. Reprinted here by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.