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Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

For the August Readers’ Review, we chose Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent." A legal thriller published in 1987, it became an instant best seller. The Hollywood movie came out three years later, starring Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich. He's a prosecuting attorney who finds himself accused of murdering a beautiful female co-worker. Readers don't learn until the very end whether Sabich is guilty. Along the way, the novel provides keen insights into how politics and personalities can shape a criminal trial. Join Diane and her guests as they discuss "Presumed Innocent."

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Excerpt from "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow. Copyright 2011 by Scott Turow. Reprinted here by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

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