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Pleading Guilty

Scott Turow

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The star litigator from a top-notch law firm has gone missing , along with 5.6 million dollars from a class-action settlement, and "Mack" Malloy, a foul-mouthed ex-cop and partner-on-the-wane must find both. Immediately. Turow’s third novel takes us back to Kindle County, where skies are generally gray and the truth is seldom simple, in an edge-of-the-chair story rife with indelible characters and riveting suspense.

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Monday, January 23
I. MY ASSIGNMENT
The Management Oversight Committee of our firm, known among the partnership simply as “the Committee,” meets each Monday at 3:00 p.m. Over coffee and chocolate brioche, these three hotshots, the heads of the firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory departments, decide what’s what at Gage & Griswell for another week. Not bad guys really, able lawyers, heady business types looking out for the greatest good for the greatest number at G&G, but since I came here eighteen years ago the Committee and their austere powers,
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Praise for Pleading Guilty

"Mr. Turow's prose is powerful ... a tough, vivid urban poetry, singing of ambition and corruption....  an arresting performance."
--The New York Times
 
"Though every element of the novel is polished and professional, the charisma of Mack's narration is its triumph. Add that to a taut, twist-filled plot, expert pacing, colorful and well-rendered supporting characters, and an appealing whiff of larceny, and Turow surpasses Grisham hands down."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"His legions of fans surely won't miss the chance to see Turow as they've never seen him before."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Mr. Turow's prose is powerful ... a tough, vivid urban poetry, singing of ambition and corruption....  an arresting performance."
--The New York Times
 
"Though every element of the novel is polished and professional, the charisma of Mack's narration is its triumph. Add that to a taut, twist-filled plot, expert pacing, colorful and well-rendered supporting characters, and an appealing whiff of larceny, and Turow surpasses Grisham hands down."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"His legions of fans surely won't miss the chance to see Turow as they've never seen him before."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Fiction Review: Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow / Author Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc $24 (400p) ISBN 978-0-374-23457-7
Murder, embezzlement, bookmaking, offshore banking, and the politics of a high-powered law firm supply varying shades of corruption as Turow ( Presumed Innocent ; The Burden of Proof ) returns to Kind
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Scott Turow

  • Scott Turow is the author of worldwide bestselling novels including Presumed Innocent, Innocent, Ordinary Heroes, The Burden of Proof, Reversible Errors and Limitations. His works of nonfiction include One L, his journal from his first year at law school, and Ultimate Punishment, which he wrote after serving on the Illinois commission that investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan’s unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Ultimate Punishment won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives outside Chicago, where he is partner in the firm of SNR Denton (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal).
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