Scott Turow: The Last Trial (A Book Stall conversation with Jon Grand)

We are delighted to welcome best-selling author Scott Turow in conversation with bookseller Jon Grand. They'll be discussing Mr. Turow's lastest novel, The Last Trial. Booklist says, "Turow has established the gold standard for legal thrillers for decades, and he delivers another bar-raising example of his talent here, with his signature absorbing legal details, cerebral suspense, and fascinatingly flawed characters all on full view."  The Last Trial is the courtroom drama fans have been waiting for: the culmination of two incredible lives in one explosive case, as Turow’s beloved character, Sandy Stern, returns to the Kindle Country courtroom to defend one of his oldest friends from ruinous charges.

The talk will happen on Crowdcast. This virtual event is free, but we ask that you purchase your copy of The Last Trial from The Book Stall, (or from your local indie if you are not in the Chicago-area.) Now more than ever, independent bookstores need your support. To reserve your spot, please email 

About The Book:  In The Last Trial, Sandy Stern is a celebrated criminal defense lawyer nearing the end of his career. But when his lifelong friend, Dr. Kiril Pafko, a Nobel Prize winner and world-renowned cancer researcher, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder and his life’s work is put into jeopardy, Stern decides to take on one last trial – one that could impact both of their legacies. As the trial progresses, Stern begins to question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the charges laid against him? And will Stern ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart

"In this meticulously devised courtroom drama, rich with character detail, Turow again demonstrates what he does best: roll out a complex, keenly observed legal case yet save a boatload of surprises for its ending. And make it personal."-- New York Times

"Turow writes like a dream [with] revelations and surprises aplenty . . . Though the trial is center stage, it will be Turow's characters who linger in the mind."-- Chicago Tribune

About the Author: Scott Turow is the author of eleven bestselling works of fiction, including Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Online Crowdcast event!
The Last Trial Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538748138
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2020

Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci).