The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow

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Late one spring afternoon, Alejandro Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of thirty years, has committed suicide. In this book, Turow probes the character of this fascinating and complex man as Stern tries to uncover the truth about his wife's life.


About Scott Turow

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Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction including Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two non-fiction books including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into film and television projects. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic.
Published December 28, 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 527 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Science & Math. Fiction

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The bad news is that the returning of Alejandro Stern, the canny defense attorney in Presumed Innocent, isn't nearly as devilishly twisty as he was in Turow's earlier megaseller.

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Criminal defense lawyer Alejandro ``Sandy'' Stern copes with his wife's suicide, his three grown children and a government investigation of his brother-in-law's successful brokerage house. ``Turow dev

Jun 03 1991 | Read Full Review of The Burden of Proof


Years ago I received "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow as a book club selection.

Nov 30 2010 | Read Full Review of The Burden of Proof

Entertainment Weekly

When your first novel is Presumed Innocent, what do you do for an .

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