Personal Injuries

Personal Injuries

Book - 1999
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Scott Turow has again taken his time to produce his newest blockbuster novel. Three years in the making since The Laws of Our Fathers, his previous bestseller, Personal Injuries is another legal thriller of the highest calibre, or as Newsweek commented, "Turow's novels...transcend their genre. They are literature that will last."

Robbie Feaver is one of Kindle County's most successful personal injury lawyers. Expensively cologned, lavishly cocooned in his white Mercedes, he is his own most deeply prized possession. A beautiful, dying wife lying in bed at their elegant home does not stop him from using his considerable masculine charms in a parade of not-so-secret affairs. Robbie's bigger secret is a hidden bank account where he occasionally deposits funds handed over to judges presiding over his - usually successful - cases.

Robbie has been caught, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to engage in his corrupt pursuit of getting his decisions fixed. Only the FBI insists that someone must shadow his every move during the operation, just to make sure he remains a good boy. That FBI agent goes by the alias of Evon (pronounced "even") Miller, a lonely, uncomfortable-in-her-skin woman whose steely armor seems steadfast against Robbie's maneuvers. Like Robbie, she too has secrets.

As the sting proceeds, in an operation that could topple the entire Kindle County justice system like a house of cards, Robbie and Evon find their lives intersecting - thrillingly, then tragically, with consequences no one - least of all, the reader - could predict.

Scott Turow reveals another expanse of the Kindle County landscape, the world of greed and moral doubt, where the law is often an inadequate tool for balancing the scale of right and wrong. At the same time he uncovers enduring love and unexpected courage, producing a novel that is resonant and moving, a wholly powerful and un-put-down-able drama.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers, c1999.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780002255189
Branch Call Number: FIC Turow
Characteristics: 403 pages


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Dec 17, 2016

(The fifth book in the Kindle County series)

Apr 15, 2015

A great, entertaining read. Very well written and engrossing.

Nov 30, 2011

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