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Limitations by Scott Turow

A Picador Paperback Original

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312426453
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 273,046
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Scott Turow is the world-famous author of seven bestselling novels about the law, from Presumed Innocent to Ordinary Heroes, and of the nonfiction works One L and Ultimate Punishment. He lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is a partner in the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.


Chicago, Illinois

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1949

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A. in English, Amherst College, 1970; M.A., Stanford University, 1974; J.D., Harvard University, 1978

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Limitations 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this one falls far short...convoluted, not credible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am usually a big fan of Turow but not this novel. His resolution of the judges dilemma bothered me personally. Rape stories are hard to read but could be handled better than this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting, thought provoking book. It clearly portrays a judge that is struggling with personal issues and death threats while being faced with a case that he desperately wants to get right. It focuses on his personal struggle to do the right thing, cope with the threats that he initially believed could be ignored, and the health issues of his beloved wife. It was an intricate mystery (who-dun-it), while challenging us to consider that judges often face issues that are anything but black and white. This man was a very likeable character, the plot includes drama, mystery, and an interesting twist at the end.
Zepold More than 1 year ago
Turow again demonstrates his special ability to accurately portray a legal scene while maintaining interest in a short, but very satisfying book.
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