Scott Turow - "The Last Trial"

Event date: 
05/13/2020 - 7:00pm

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Scott will be in conversation with William Landay, author of Defending Jacob.


In this explosive legal thriller from New York Times bestselling author Scott Turow, two formidable men collide: a celebrated criminal defense lawyer at the end of his career and his lifelong friend, a renowned doctor accused of murder.

At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.

In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he 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? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth?

Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart.

Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.


Scott Turow is the author of eleven bestselling works of fiction, including Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic.


William Landay is the author of The Strangler, a Los Angeles Times Favorite Crime Book of 2007, and Mission Flats, winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. His latest book, Defending Jacob, is soon to be an original streaming series, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and The Boston Globe.  Landay is former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College of Law, and currently lives in Boston.


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ISBN: 9781538748138
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2020

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Wellesley, MA 02482