Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book: Presumed Innocent

By Scott Turow

" In the novel Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow, the main character Rusty Sabich, chief prosecutor of Kindle County, is helping his friend Raymond Horgan, run for re-election. During this time, Carolyn Polhemus, a colleague of Rusty's is brutually raped and murdered. With the case becoming an important issue, Rusty, who had a short affair with Carolyn, was assigned to it. The case goes no where due to the lack of evidence and no clues.
After Raymond loses the election, Rusty is accused of killing and raping Carolyn. The newly elected Nico Della Guardia and his right hand man, quickly bring up evidence against Rusty as he has to battle to prove his innocence. Rusty can only rely on the team of layers he assembled and a mysterious B file."

(Above taken from this page... WARNING: Link contains spoilers).

It was a pretty good story; worth reading at least once.

10 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Drama, politics, crime and mystery, what's not to love?

Rita said...

I remember watching the movie with Harrison Ford years ago and that I liked it, but don't remember a lot of the details...heck! Harrison was young! Must be almost 20 years ago? Just checked--1990--yup! :)

Usually books are even better.

Intense Guy said...

Harrison Ford was young once?!?

Nooooooooooooooooooooo....

LOL! I just saw a peek at him in the first Star Wars movie... goodness time flies...

Rita said...

LOL@Iggy
I was young once, too. (Harrison is only 9 years older than I am.)
;)

Toriz said...

Magaly:
Absolutely! :)

Rita:
Yes, books are usually better than movies as a rule, so if you enjoyed the movie then you should enjoy the book. :)

Iggy:
LOL!

Celticspirit said...

I saw the movie as well and it was a good one. It might be nice though to read the book, I didn't even know there was one.

Toriz said...

Barb:
Well, you know now... Yeah, you should read the book! :)

ChicagoLady said...

I never saw the movie, and didn't know it was adapted from a book. Yes, Harrison was definitely young in that movie.

AliceKay said...

I'm glad you liked the book. I remember seeing the movie and thought it was pretty good.

Toriz said...

Chicago:
Well, now you know. :)

AK:
Then you should read the book!