Rusty Sabich is a prosecuting lawyer in Chicago who enters a nightmare world when Carolyn, a beautiful attorney with whom he has been having an affair, is found raped and strangled. He stands accused of the crime.
This 'insider' book by a Chicago lawyer was one of the great novels of the 1980s, selling more than nine million copies, and was made into a famous film starring Harrison Ford. It's a supremely suspenseful and compelling courtroom drama about ambition, weakness, hypocrisy and American justice.
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of eight bestselling works of fiction, including this first novel Presumed Innocent, the winner of the 1987 Silver Dagger Award, and his most recent Ordinary Heroes (2005). Presumed Innocent, Reversible Errors and The Burden of Proof have been made into highly successful films. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of law firm Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense.