Scott Turow – Testimony
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Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp - unsolved for ten years - he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career.
In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S. government, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Morgan Merriwell, a disgraced U.S. Major General; Ferko Rincic, the massacre's sole survivor; and Esma Czarni an alluring barrister with secrets to protect.
As the story stretches across continents, Bill ten Boom finds himself based in a new country, far from home, starting over. As questions of responsibility, patriotism, and possible corruption within the U.S. Military converge, Boom's once quiet life is upended in both alarming and exciting ways.
Complex and surprising, Testimony confirms once again why Scott Turow is known as the master of the legal thriller, and how his work has found fans like John Grisham, who said "Scott is still the best lawyer-novelist," Daniel Silva, who calls him, "The master of the courtroom drama," and Steven King, who said "I came away feeling amazed and fulfilled, as we only do when we read novelists at the height of their powers."
In addition to his Harvard Law degree, Turow graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970, has his MFA from Stanford where he was the Edith Mirrielees Fellow at Stanford University Creative Writing Center from 1970 - 1972 and taught Creative Writing at Stanford as E. H. Jones Lecturer from 1972 - 1975. Turow has been active in a number of charitable causes including organizations that promote literacy, education and legal rights. In 1997 - 1998, he served as president of the Authors Guild, the nation's largest membership organization of professional writers, and served as President once again from 2010-2014. He is an Emeritus Trustee of Amherst College and has been appointed to a number of public bodies. He was the first Chair of Illinois' Executive Ethics Commission. He served as one of the fourteen members of the Commission appointed in March, 2000, by Illinois Governor George Ryan to consider reform of the capital punishment system.