Friday, June 9, 2017


Changes. One of the many things I like about Scott Turow’s legal thrillers is that the author always respects the intelligence of readers. In a new novel titled, Testimony, Turow describes the work of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a case involving possible war crimes in Bosnia. Protagonist Bill ten Boom has embarked on several life changes at age fifty: leaving his wife, his law career and his country. Turow develops Boom with great skill, drawing readers into understanding of this character. A supporting cast of characters are also well-drawn and animate a plot that’s engaging, although slowed on occasion with expositional details about the court and war crimes. Fans of Turow are likely to zip through this novel quickly, and any reader who enjoys legal thrillers may find this novel among the best in the genre. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Testimony from

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