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Personal injuries /

by Turow, Scott.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c1999Edition: 1st trade ed.Description: 403 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0374281947 (alk. paper) :.Title notes: c.1 $27.00 11-99c.2 $27.00 11-99Subject(s): Bribery -- Fiction | Judges -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction | Undercover operations -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction | Legal stories
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>A gripping, suspenseful, deeply satisfying new novel about corruption, deceit, and love.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Map on lining papers.

c.1 $27.00 11-99

c.2 $27.00 11-99

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Library Journal Review

First published in 1999, Turow's (Identical) intricate story probes corruption on one side and duplicity all around. U.S. Attorney Stan Sennett enlists personal injury lawyer Robbie Feaver-going to prison for tax evasion being the alternative-as an informant in an FBI sting operation targeting Kindle County judges on the take, including the uncle of Feaver's law partner. Intervening years have rendered the surveillance technology less compelling, but other "Project Petros" elements-bogus legal firm, fabricated lawsuits, Feaver's undercover paralegal-contribute layers of intrigue and suspense. Though Turow initially sets the stage at a leisurely pace, Mark Bramhall's versatile, adept narration propels this twisty narrative-dramatic, if not outright thrilling-onward to a memorable finale. Verdict Recommended for fans of character-driven legal fiction. ["Densely packed and tightly constructed, this tangle of human relationships and legal machinations will have Turow fans burning the midnight oil," read the review of the Farrar hc, LJ 8/99.]-Linda Sappenfield, Round Rock P.L., TX (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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