Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Feature: The Last Trial by Scott Turow

Happy Book Birthday Week to Scott Turow whose latest, The Last Trial, is out now!

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

At 85 years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.

In a case that will provide the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, Stern will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and--no matter the trial's outcome--will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart.

Turow is one of those authors all the highly respected authors in his genre frequently recommend. And yet, I haven't actually read any of his work yet. My own uncle has been trying to get me to read Presumed Innocent for ages now and I even bought a copy, but it's been waiting in my massive TBR.

It's not at all that I don't want to read him. In fact, not only to I want to read his work, I feel I have to. I'm a fan of crime fiction, he's an acclaimed writer of crime fiction! I should be reading him, I know!

The Last Trial is, according to Goodreads, the eleventh book in the Kindle County Legal Series. I'm fairly certain that they don't have to be read in any particular order, but just in case, here's the series order:

Presumed Innocent
The Burden of Proof
Pleading Guilty
The Laws of Our Fathers
Personal Injuries
Reversible Errors
The Last Trial

Presumed Innocent is actually sitting on my nightstand as we speak. I really think my respectability as a crime fiction fan is going to be adversely affected if I don't read it soon!

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Tammy Sparks said...

I don't think I've ever read a Scott Turow book either...which makes me wonder why, lol.

Kay said...

Presumed Innocent is actually very good. I read it after seeing the movie adaptation, which I also liked a lot. I think you'd like it. That being said, it's a long time ago that I read it and it might be a little dated in some areas. Quite a twisty story.