Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

Book - 1987 | 1st ed
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In Kindle County, personal-injury lawyer Robbie Feaver is caught evading taxes by U.S. Attorney Stan Sennett, but Sennett has bigger plans for Feaver. He wants Feaver to expose the corrupt judges in the Kindle County Superior Court by wearing a wire and getting the judges to take bribes. Feaver agrees in exchange for receiving a reduced sentence, the assurance his law partner won't be prosecuted, and extra time with his dying wife. Undercover FBI agent Evon Miller is assigned to work with Feaver and to keep an eye on him. As Sennett spins an elaborate plot to bring down Chief Judge Brendan Tuohey, Feaver and his attorney George Mason become key players in the scheme. As the legal trap is set and Feaver zeroes in on Tuohey, everyone finds they have been outsmarted and nothing ends as it was supposed to, including the legal machinations.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1987
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374237134
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 431 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 28, 2018

A murder mystery involving an attorney who's convicted of murdering a co-worker after it's been found out that he's had an affair with her. Quite like the Lincoln Lawyer. I liked this book because the author recognized that all his readers might not understand all the terminology, so he provided definitions. What made the thriller enjoyable was that it had a plot twist when it revealed the real killer.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 28, 2017

This page-turner will keep you guessing until the end!

Dec 17, 2016

(The first book in the Kindle County series)

Aug 31, 2016

This is a great novel about our judicial system warts and all. It is what each and every person accused of a crime is placed in the maze to be lost to then be freed or imprisoned in the end. Justice may have nothing to do with the outcome.

Fast read. Nice plot twist and strong character development.

Nov 13, 2013

An early book by one of my favourite authors, Scott Turow. A terrific courtroom drama with many twists until the end.
Great characterisations and storytelling.
The "sequel", Innocent, followed many years later with most of the same characters. I thought it was even a better mystery than the first.
Most of his books are worth reading since they elevate the courtroom genre to a whole new level. One exception: The Laws of Our Fathers; much too long and too much backstory. The trial is only a small part of the story but the best part.

Feb 04, 2011

Beautifully written court room drama, full of male human emotion. Yes, it seems they do have some. Highly recommended. Then follow a little later by the sequel, "Innocent." Not too original but equally well written from the male perspective. Both well worth reading.


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