Out on 28 May 2020

The Last Trial

Scott Turow

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28 May 2020
496 pages

From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow’s The Last Trial recounts the final case of Kindle County’s most revered courtroom advocate, Sandy Stern.

Despite having reached eighty-four, and in precarious health, Stern has been persuaded to defend an old friend, Pavel Pafko. A former Nobel Prize-winner in Medicine, Pafko, shockingly, has been charged in a federal racketeering indictment with fraud, insider trading and murder.

To defend Pavel, Stern must drill beneath Pafko’s charming veneer. There he discovers a sometimes unscrupulous scientist, a philandering husband – unfaithful even to his mistresses – and a callous father, who despite it all, may well be innocent of the crimes on which he is standing trial.

Lurking always for Stern is the question of how to measure a life . . .