Legal Thriller Legend: Scott Turow

Seira Wilson on October 11, 2017

Testimony_200This year I got to meet an author I've long admired: Scott Turow.  I've read all of Turow's books, and still consider Presumed Innocent the best legal thriller out there.  In Testimony, Turow leaves the States behind for the courtroom drama of The Hague, in a novel that examines a brutal but important piece of recent history--the Bosnian war and it's chaotic aftermath.

Who knew what, and who did what?  These are the questions Bill ten Boom has come out of retirement and the familiarity of Kindle County to find out.  Testimony is an edge-of-your-seat look at war crimes, the unique Roma community, and a legal system (the International Criminal Council) that is very different from our own.  In fact, much research went into the book that Turow put a bibliography and end-notes on his website so readers can see where fact and fiction part ways.

In the video below I asked Turow to share a one-sentence description of Testimony (probably the best one I've heard yet), the inspiration for a book about The Hague, his many-year interest in the Roma people, and the first deadline he ever missed...




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