In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands. As the pursuit of justice takes bizarre and unusual turns, Judge Klonsky is brought face-to-face with a host of extraordinary personalities and formidable enemies bent on her destruction.
In Judge Sonia "Sonny" Klonsky's courtroom a black man is being tried for the murder of an elderly white woman, the wife of a state senator. It is a bench trial--there is no jury--the prosecution and defense present the case directly to the judge. However, the situation is complicated because the Senator, the defense attorney, the judge, and a covering reporter, are acquaintances from the 1960s, with private ties that may have no place in a controversial case. As the trial unfolds, Turow delves into the personal familial relationships of his primary players, creating a complex emotional novel coupled with a thrilling courtroom drama.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Legal, General, Mystery + Crime
- March 29, 2011
- April 5, 2011
- Scott Turow