Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At 59, 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 e-mails 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.
©2006 Scott Turow; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Turow's writing is assured as ever." (Publishers Weekly)
This is the first time I've wished I read the book instead of listening to it..I like Scott Turow a lot, and I think this was a good book, but the narrator was so flat that he lost me a number of times. I don't understand the choice..maybe they were trying to go for an intellectual, legal sound? Anyway, it didn't work for me.
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