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“John Kroger’s Convictions is the best book about being a federal prosecutor since Jeffrey Toobin’s Opening Arguments. It is an engrossing look at how some of the most famous criminal cases of our era were built and won, and probably the frankest discussion ever of the extraordinary ethical dilemmas that go with wielding the government’s crushing power over lives.” –Scott Turow, author of Limitations
"Convictions is the extraordinarily intimate account of a prosecutor's coming of age. John Kroger takes readers by the hand and invites us to boldly face, along with him, the thriving parallel dystopia of the world's most dangerous criminals. Replete with fascinating detail that illuminated for me a maze of law enforcement issues that I'd never grasped before, this book is essential reading for an informed citizenry." —Terri Jentz, author of Strange Piece of Paradise
“Convictions is a mesmerizing account of federal criminal prosecution from the inside. John Kroger has been there, fighting the good fight against drug dealers, Mafia kingpins, and corporate sleazes. But the good fighter does not always win, and winning sometimes requires compromises along the way. For anyone interested in true crime and criminal justice, this is a must read.” —Peter Charles Hoffer, author of The Supreme Court: An Essential History and Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia
John Kroger is a former federal prosecutor who served on the Justice Department’s Enron Task Force; he was also deputy policy director of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. He now teaches at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.