Pleading Guilty

Pleading Guilty

by Scott Turow
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Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow

In Pleading Guilty, Scott Turow takes us back to Kindle County, the setting of his previous bestsellers and now one of the most renowned and fascinating locales in contemporary American fiction.

As the novel opens, we learn that the star litigator at one of Kindle County's top law firms is missing. Also missing is $5.6 million from a fund established to settle a massive air disaster class action suit against Transitional Airlines, the firm's biggest client.

It becomes the assignment of "Mack" Malloy, ex-cop, almost ex-drunk and partner-on-the-wane to find both the missing partner and the money. Immediately.

Mack's search takes us into the inner sanctums of corporate law and into the dark heart of the city itself. As Mack pursues the truth, his own past pursues him, forcing him to confront his own ineradicable weakness and long-hidden secrets.

Lovable, unreliable, a master sleuth, and an inimitable guide to an ominous and enthralling world, Mack Molloy may well be Scott Turow's supreme fictional creation to date--and Pleading Guilty may be judged his most accomplished novel yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446365505
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including 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.


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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Pleading Guilty 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems to me that Scott Turow's books ought to be stickered with a warning, something like: "This is not a John Grisham Book." This is the fourth Turow book I've read in the last six or eight months, and I really enjoy his style. He tells a good story, but his real strength is in his characters. Each one is severly flawed, but each is clearly loved by the author. In this book the protagonist is Mac Malloy, a (recovering?) alcoholic who stumbles through a maze of sorry circumstances. Of the four Turow books I have read, this is by far the darkest, but even amidst the somber tone there is an occasional glimpse of hope. Turow is not for the fan of the quick read. Turow pays off the reader who is willing to invest him(her)self in the wonderfully rich characters he develops.
GPenwick More than 1 year ago
His characters in this novel like all his others are multifaceted and surprising. The plot turns are always surprising yet once he throws you a loop, you realize that the turn was inevitable. I've always liked legal novels and I enjoy Grisham too. But Turow consistently puts Grisham to shame. Read this. You won't regret it.
PhilburtFurr More than 1 year ago
If you like Terow, you should like this one. Twisting story and a surprise ending.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Can you imagine a book with too many words for the reader to plow through? Well, sure, of course. But when the book is a captivating tale of deceit, corruption, sex and lawyers, and written by Scott Turow, how could it be too long or too wordy? Pleading Guilty is a tale with many twists, but well told as it is, I enjoyed turning every page to see what happens next. Most fans of mysteries will do the same.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The difficulty I had with this book is the absence of good guys. I've worked in the criminal justice system in some capacity since I graduated from law school over 30 years ago. I've seen my share of people making poor choices. Happily, not everyone I have dealt with has made poor choices. Some who have chosen poorly have sought to change, and rise above their choices. Not true of the characters here. Not only are they all flawed, they all succumb to their flaws. When work of fiction is more depressing that a difficult reality, it's time to put it down. Hoping someone would choose wisely, on I read. No one did. I regret finishing the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant to ask if you couod advertise for someone to rp them. Im locked out of there. Blue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved "Presumed Innocent" (both the book and the film) and found the sequel to be a very satisfying follow-up to the original story. My mind's eye was able to place Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy within the story, which made the book even richer.
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I have been a huge fan of Scott Turow and read all of his books. I found this book to be very, very disappointing and doubt I will ever buy another of his books. So sad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is too verbose, as if the author wants his readers to know he is the master of english language. could have been a pleasant read if put in more simple terms.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good story, but hard, slow reading. Seemed like author wanted to show how many adjectives he could throw in and how flowery he could make the language. Do not recommend.
Luv2CruiseNRead More than 1 year ago
I really, really wish I hadn't bought this book. I'm having such a tough time getting through it, way too wordy! I don't have to know in 500 words or more the background on every character and every room a character in this book enters. I'm not going to finish it, can't even keep me interested enough to care whether or not the main character succeeds in what he's supposed to do for his law firm. I've read other Scott Turow books and enjoyed them but this one is a failure!