Scott Turow

22 May 2014
320 pages


Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defence lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife’s recent diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening emails he has started to receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge?

In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law, but of human understanding itself.

Scott Turow pioneered the modern legal thriller and, for literary panache, is still miles ahead of John Grisham… A typically ambitious Turovian cocktail of intellect and adrenaline
I’ve long been a fan of Scott Turow’s complex and humane legal thrillers. Limitations is ingenious rather than complex but is also humane and thought-provoking
Scott Turow does legal thrillers better than anyone else, and writes with a wonderful precision and style that lifts Limitations far beyond the norm of the genre. Highly recommended