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The Last Trial

by Scott Turow

Political / Legal Thrillers Thriller and Suspense

The Last Trial Synopsis

'The master is back and in The Last Trial Scott Turow takes it to another level' - David Baldacci From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow's The Last Trial recounts the final case of Kindle County's most revered courtroom advocate, Sandy Stern. On the brink of retirement, legendary defence attorney Sandy Stern is persuaded to take on one last case to defend an old friend. Dr Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner and distinguished cancer researcher, is now, shockingly, facing charges of fraud, insider trading and even murder. 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? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system will face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart . . . 'Grisham might do it more often, but Turow does it so much better' - Observer

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529039108
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Scott Turow Press Reviews

Turow does legal thrillers better than anyone else - Irish Independent

Turow will keep you guessing until the very, very end - Daily Express

A consummate storyteller - Independent

Scott Turow has consistently out-Grishamed - Sunday Telegraph

This is a guy who knows what he's doing - USA Today

Turow keeps the suspense ratcheted up - Mail on Sunday

The thrill of any good Turow novel is that heart-stopping instant when you realize you've been piecing together the wrong puzzle - Entertainment Weekly

A leading practitioner of the legal thriller - Financial Times

Turow blows even Grisham out of the water - Daily Mirror

Pioneered the modern legal thriller - Daily Telegraph

Turow is worthy to be ranked with Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler - New York Times

Nobody writes courtroom drama the way he does - Daily Mail

In this meticulously devised courtroom drama, rich with character detail, Turow again demonstrates what he does best: roll out a complex, keenly observed legal case yet save a boatload of surprises for its ending. And make it personal - New York Times

Grisham might do it more often, but Turow does it so much better - Observer

Turow follows the courtroom proceedings so closely that at times the novel almost feels like being on jury duty, though few trials could be this interesting in real life. The novel's greatest strength, however, is its poignant depiction of the emotional toll of the case, as Stern is forced to reconsider the nature of his friendship, his legacy and his mortality. - The Times

The Last Trial is Scott Turow at his best and most ambitious. He has elevated the genre once again - Washington Post

The master is back and in The Last Trial Scott Turow takes it to another level . . . A writer with few peers -- David Baldacci, Number One Bestselling Author -

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ISBN: 9781529039108
Publication date: 21/01/2021
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About Scott Turow

Scott Turow is an attorney and an author. His first book, One L, about his experience as a first-year student at Harvard Law School, was published in 1977. Ten years later, he achieved a life-long ambition, with the publication of his first novel, Presumed Innocent, followed by The Burden of Proof and Pleading Guilty. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages and, in total, have sold approximately twenty-five million copies worldwide. They have won a number of literary awards.Photograph © Jeremy Lawson Photography

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