Mas a atmosfera de romance policial é apenas um dos atrativos do romance. A narrativa em tom cortante e seco constrói um painel do universo juvenil utilizando os códigos de linguagem estabelecidos pelos adolescentes em conflito. Com precisão e sensibilidade, o autor mergulha num mundo desprovido de recursos, retratando com maestria as gírias e manias dessa idade, suas “listas”, suas obsessões por frases e palavras de duplo sentido, a sexualidade emergente e o desejo de violência, expresso em palavras e ações. Forçando a todo momento o limite da sua inocência, o protagonista Harri tenta se enquadrar neste universo.
Mais do que o retrato desolador de uma metrópole desigual, Stephen Kelman constrói um comovente romance de formação, expondo a dureza de um cotidiano em um mundo pleno de crueldade pelos olhos de um garoto que tem no amor pelos pássaros e pelas pessoas uma forte motivação de vida. Este menino sonhador inevitavelmente se choca com a sociedade em que vive, mas ao guardar dentro de si algo lúdico em sua visão de mundo, descobre-se ainda capacitado para realizar ações nobres.
Surpreendido pela visita de um ex-colega de colégio, Billy Hunt, Quirke fica ainda mais espantado quando o homem lhe pede que não faça autópsia na esposa, Deirdre, cujo corpo foi recentemente resgatado das águas da baía de Dublin. Apesar de tudo apontar para suicídio, Quirke pressente que algo está errado e, após fazer um exame secreto do cadáver, inicia uma investigação particular para desvendar os mistérios daquela morte.
Se ela não se matou, quem o fez e por quê?
Ao mergulhar na escuridão por trás das evidências, Quirke conhece pessoas que podem ter selado o destino daquela jovem cuja infância miserável deixou profundas cicatrizes. Entre elas, Leslie White, um aproveitador ladino que lhe propõe uma parceria comercial num salão de beleza, O Cisne de Prata, e Dr. Kreutz, filho de um psicanalista austríaco e de uma jovem indiana, que se autodenominava curandeiro espiritual e preenchia muitas das horas ociosas de Deirdre com histórias de sua mística e exótica religiosidade. Aos poucos, Quirke descobre uma rede de mentiras e chantagens que ameaça envolver até sua própria filha, Phoebe. E, embora o perigo sempre o tenha estimulado, há coisas naquele caso que melhor seria ter permanecido ocultas.
Hábil estilista literário, Benjamin Black compõe longas passagens descritivas, permeadas de personagens críveis e densos que se reúnem numa trama de conclusão absolutamente chocante.
At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived.
Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he's telling.
A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.
Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law.
Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.
In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.
Robbie Feaver (pronounced "favor") is a charismatic personal injury lawyer with a high profile practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves), who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases.
Robbie is caught by the Feds, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own.
As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly. Scott Turow takes us into, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers, all published by FSG. He also shows us enduring love and quiet, unexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel-a powerful drama of individuals trying to escape their characters.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent comes a compelling new legal mystery featuring George Mason from Personal Injuries. Originally commissioned and published by The New York Times Magazine, this edition contains additional material.
Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, 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.