Personal InjuriesBook - 1999
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.