Friday, April 10, 2009

Continuing my recent string of legal thrillers, last night I finished Burden of Proof by Scott Turow.

Like the last Turow I read, this book is a cut above the rest of the legal thrillers. It involves Sandy Stern (the lawyer from Turow's most famous book/movie Presumed Innocent). It starts with the suicide of his wife, while his brother-in-law is being investigated for financial manipulations. Once again, Turow's characters feel like real people, with real reactions to their problems.

In retrospect, I could see how some fans of legal thrillers wouldn't like his books, since they are much more introspective than most and don't involve a lot of explicit action. But I am definitely a fan.

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