Robbie Feaver (pronounced "favor") is a successful personal injury lawyer with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves) dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases. Robbie is apprehended, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own.
As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly. Scott Turow shows us new sides of Kindle County, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in his previous novels, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers. He also shows us enduring love and unexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel--a powerful drama of individuals struggling against all odds to escape their characters.
In his beautifully realized new novel, Personal Injuries, Scott Turow not only knows what his readers want, he delivers just about perfectly ... Turow is the closest we have to a Balzac of the fin de siecle professional class. He knows the weight of institutions and is interested in what happens when the good set out to reckon with the bad and the ugly. His characters are very much of this moment ... rogues in the know, dragged by greed and self-promotion into moral swamps, matched up against moralists who also have their price. His sense of the human comedy is laced with tragedy. Not a pretty picture, but a true one.
Wall Street Journal
A textured examination of human nature and an entertaining tale of American justice.
Time Personal Injuries contains some surprises that are remarkable even by Turow's inventive standards... Turow spares neither his characters nor readers maximum suspense.
With lawyerly shrewdness and planning, his books arrive on a regular three-year schedule. The extra care taken shows, too, in every paragraph, as well as in the perfectly staged plot twists. Legal fiction has turned depressingly formulaic and melodramatic lately, but Scott Turow's just gets richer and smarter. Funnier, too. Personal Injuries is the best work of his career.
Of all the lawyers-storytellers who have clambered onto the bestseller lists in recent years, Scott Turow is the champ.
Scott Turow is to courtroom literature what Harrison Ford is to action-adventures the class of the field. Thirteen years and four novels after he left the U.S. Attorney's office, he has written a novel based on his work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with Operation Greylord, a six-year federal undercover operation that plumbed Chicago's courts for corrupt judges, lawyers, and cops. He has re-created the entire Greylord landscape in Personal Injuries and produced perhaps his best book.
There are some remarkable narrative strategies ... but readers will not be concerned with technical details, only with the rare revelation of a paradoxical personality so compelling he makes the very adroit plot almost superfluous.
A revelation -- a subtle, densely textured legal thriller stuffed with every kind of surprise except the ones you expect. Turow is well on his way to making Kindle County the Yoknapatawpha of American law.
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