In The Burden of Proof, Scott Turow probes the fascinating and complex character of Alejandro Stern as he tries to uncover the truth about his wife's life.
Late one spring afternoon, Alejandro Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of thirty years, has committed suicide.
Criminal defense lawyer Alejandro ``Sandy'' Stern copes with his wife's suicide, his three grown children and a government investigation of his brother-in-law's successful brokerage house. ``Turow develops a complex, satisfying plot, steeped in law and finance, that turns perhaps too often on coincidence but remains utterly faithful to its deeply probed characters,'' said PW. $200,000 ad/promo.
Burden of Proof
Really well written with a great plot and superb character development. Terrific follow up for anyone who remembers Presumed Innocent. The affection of Sandy Stern the Argentinian Alejandro Stern is so well done. You can almost hear his accent.
Hard to beat the story and the characters.
Love Turow, but couldn’t wait till this book was finished!
Like watching a puddle dry up.
If it wasn’t for his beautiful prose, I would have walked away.
Good ending though!
The burden of proof
The writing is exquisite and the plot twist and turns are never overplayed nor totally expected .