Scott Turow, a New York Times-bestselling author of legal thrillers, will be at the National Writers Series with his new book, The Last Trial.
The story follows an 85-year-old defense attorney who decides to defend one last client — a longtime friend accused of murder.
In The Last Trial, prominent attorney Alejandro “Sandy” Stern is just about to ride off into the sunset and embrace retirement when his friend and Nobel Prize-winning doctor, Kiril Pafko is accused of insider trading, fraud, and murder. As the trial progresses, Stern begins to question if his friend is really innocent of the terrible charges against him.
Turow has written 11 best-selling fiction books, including Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof. His books have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. He also frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.