Testimony

Testimony From Scott Turow New York Times bestselling author and one of the major writers in America NPR a page turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor s investigation of a refugee camp

  • Title: Testimony
  • Author: Scott Turow
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  • From Scott Turow, 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the major writers in America NPR , a page turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor s investigation of a refugee camp s mystifying disappearance.At the age of fifty, Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he once thought was important Kindle County, his law career, even his wife Still, whe From Scott Turow, 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the major writers in America NPR , a page turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor s investigation of a refugee camp s mystifying disappearance.At the age of fifty, Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he once thought was important Kindle County, his law career, even his wife Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court an organization that prosecutes crimes against humanity he is compelled by a mystifying case Over ten years ago, in the chaos following the Bosnian war, a Roma refugee camp vanished overnight Now a witness has finally stepped forward Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp s 400 residents to a cave and then set off an avalanche with a hand grenade, burying them alive Only Ferko survived.Boom s task is to investigate Ferko s claims, taking him from the Court s base in Holland, to Bosnian villages, to secret meetings in Washington, DC, as he sorts through the alliances and treacheries of those involved a disgraced US major general, members of the US military, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Ferko s seductive barrister, and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests and who may know than he s telling Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 576 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing first published May 16th 2017 More Details Original Title Testimony ISBN 1455553557 ISBN13 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answers Sidna This isn t Turow s best work, but I did enjoy reading it flag See all 5 questions about Testimony Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Apr 18, 2017 Paromjit rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves crime fiction, mystery, netgalley, thriller This is tense legal thriller from Scott Turow that follows an International Criminal Court prosecutor s real life case of the harrowing disappearance of 4oo Roma refugee camp at the tail end of the Balkans War Turow has clearly done his research in this novel which moves out of the courtroom and out into the field Kindle County Attorney, Bill ten Boom finds himself at a crossroads, he has quit his legal career and divorced his wife and left his family He takes up a post at the ICC, which pros This is tense legal thriller from Scott Turow that follows an International Criminal Court prosecutor s real life case of the harrowing disappearance of 4oo Roma refugee camp at the tail end of the Balkans War Turow has clearly done his research in this novel which moves out of the courtroom and out into the field Kindle County Attorney, Bill ten Boom finds himself at a crossroads, he has quit his legal career and divorced his wife and left his family He takes up a post at the ICC, which prosecutes crimes against humanity, at The Hague in the Netherlands, at the instigation of his friends Over a decade ago, over 400 Roma refugees disappeared, rumours and whispers abound as to what happened to them The story moves from The Netherlands, Bosnia and the US However, a witness has surfaced, Ferko Rincic, who says that he observed armed men move the Roma to a cave, where a hand grenade is triggers an avalanche which buries the entire group, with Rincic the sole survivor Bill has the challenging task of delving into Rincic s claims as he seeks who exactly carried out the massacre, travelling to Bosnia to investigate This leads him down a myriad of paths and numerous suspects which include a cruel, despotic former Serb leader, Laza Kajevic, Serbian paramilitaries, the strange Sergeant Atilla Doby, criminal gangs, a US Major General, Layton Merriwel, Rincic himself and his legal representative, Esma Czarni There is the question of what else Rincic knows There are plentiful twists in this case where Bill finds himself on a taxing personal and professional legal journey full of secrets.This is a thrilling and intelligent novel with a compelling and gripping narrative A story of tangled human relationships and an emotional rollercoaster Bill finds himself on a murky case that puts him into unfamiliar territory and exploring his personal family history and identity The characters feel authentic and draw the readers interest easily Definitely a good read Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for an ARC flag 99 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Sep 22, 2017 Julie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017, overdrive, e book, mystery shelf, thrillers Testimony by Scott Turow is a 2017 Grand Central Publication Absorbing and atmospheric legal drama Bill ten Boom, aka, Boom , started his life over at a time when the thought of starting over is entirely too exhausting to contemplate After leaving his wife and his job, Bill is approached about accepting a case with The Hague s International Criminal Court The case in question, is a ten year old cold case, involving the disappearance and presumed deaths, of four hundred Roma refugees during t Testimony by Scott Turow is a 2017 Grand Central Publication Absorbing and atmospheric legal drama Bill ten Boom, aka, Boom , started his life over at a time when the thought of starting over is entirely too exhausting to contemplate After leaving his wife and his job, Bill is approached about accepting a case with The Hague s International Criminal Court The case in question, is a ten year old cold case, involving the disappearance and presumed deaths, of four hundred Roma refugees during the Bosnian war It seems like just the kind of challenge Bill has been looking for But, he ended up getting a lot than he ever bargained for Every person with knowledge or a stake in the outcome has an agenda of their own Who can he trust, if anyone Can he, after all these years, discover the truth of what took place in the murky Bosnian conflict The Bosnian war, for me, was very difficult to understand, with all the sketchy details and the inability to know what was really going on over there, I often felt confused by it all What few details I had managed to make heads or tails of have long since left my consciousness But, this book brings that conflict into a sharper focus and although it is a work of fiction, the details provided are proof of a great deal of research, reading, and familiarity with the area The story, unlike many of the novels that made Turow famous, is nothing like a traditional legal thriller The international courts are a whole other animal entirely, and rules are vastly different, as are the apparent dangers and intrigues.The deaths of four hundred Romas including women and children, who were rounded up and then buried alive, leaving only one lone survivor, is a murder mystery of epic proportions The suspects are plentiful including the United States, who may have been seeking retribution due to a double cross by the Gypsies that cost American lives Justice is good I accept the value of testimony, of letting the victims be heard But, consequences are essential People can t believe in civilization without being certain that a society will organize itself to do what it can to make wrongs right Allowing the slaughter of four hundred innocents to go unpunished demeans the lives each of us lives It s that simple Politics, scandal, secrets, legal complexities, personal missteps, and cover ups abound, along with plenty of action and sweaty palm moments than you can shake a stick at The story moves along at a brisk enough pace, but it is not a book you can read on auto pilot It can be a little dense at times, and occasionally I felt lost and got a little confused, which is why I recommend taking your time with it Turow s trademark twists, are well timed, and effective, but it s his amazing talent for creating rich characterizations, most notably, Goos, who was Boom s investigation partner, and Attila a colorful US Army sergeant who has been told to help assist Boom , that really stands out There will always be ones like him, won t there , asked Goos Sure I nodded The brilliant, charismatic crackpot who gets his hands on the levers of power and exults in mayhem There will always be people like him There is much to contemplate in this novel, and I think it was a bold and ambitious undertaking, offering terrific insights and observations only a writer like Turow could add Overall, this one is quite a bit different from other novels by this author, but is every bit as smart, clever, but it is also quite a bit challenging Still at the end of the day, Turow delivers another outstanding, thought provoking thriller 4 stars flag 78 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Jul 10, 2017 Brenda rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 9 dnf I ve enjoyed Scott Turow s previous books He writes well, including this book, but this one feels like pouring cold molasses I can t get interested in the story or the characters, and I fall asleep after a few pages That s why it s taken seven days to get to page 159 of a 496 page book I don t want to invest any time in this book flag 35 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Mar 12, 2017 Jim rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves books read 2017, mystery suspense thriller, giveaways won 3.5 starsThis is a complex legal thriller The action does not take place in the courtroom It does not even take place in Kindle County This is a legal investigation that takes place on the international stage Mostly in Bosnia and The Hague At the age of fifty Bill ten Boom decides to start life again Over the next four years he leaves his marriage, his home, his job, and then his country A former US Attorney before becoming a partner in a prestigious law firm he has no plans or ambitions 3.5 starsThis is a complex legal thriller The action does not take place in the courtroom It does not even take place in Kindle County This is a legal investigation that takes place on the international stage Mostly in Bosnia and The Hague At the age of fifty Bill ten Boom decides to start life again Over the next four years he leaves his marriage, his home, his job, and then his country A former US Attorney before becoming a partner in a prestigious law firm he has no plans or ambitions beyond swimming, hiking, dining al fresco, and spending the evening reading Maybe meet someone along the way That is until an old law school friend, Roger Clewey, stops by and suggests he is a candidate to be a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague which prosecutes crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide The ICC handles multiple cases and the one which Boom is assigned to concerns the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp, some 400 people, during the conclusion of the Bosnian war Ferko Rincic, the massacre s sole survivor has come forward after than ten years to testify that armed men came to the refugee camp in the middle of the night and drove all of the residents to a nearby cave where grenades were set off burying them alive If Boom is to learn the truth about what happened that night he needs to sort through a host of suspects each of whom seems to have secrets In addition to Ferko Rincic, there is Layton Merriwell a disgraced US major general, Atilla Doby a vital cog in American military operations, Laza Kajevic the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Esma Czarni a Roma advocate, and even his friend Roger Along the way Boom will learn some truths about himself and his family heritage.Thanks to and Grand Central Publishing for the opportunity to read this advanced reading copy on sale May 16, 2017 flag 24 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 16, 2017 Gary rated it really liked it review of another edition This Scott Turow is a legal thriller with a difference that it is not set in a court room but in Bosnia.Former Bill ten Boom at the age of fifty walks out on everything he thought was important to him, his law career, his wife, Kindle County and even his country But when he is approached by the International Criminal Court, an organisation that prosecutes crimes against humanity, he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos This Scott Turow is a legal thriller with a difference that it is not set in a court room but in Bosnia.Former Bill ten Boom at the age of fifty walks out on everything he thought was important to him, his law career, his wife, Kindle County and even his country But when he is approached by the International Criminal Court, an organisation that prosecutes crimes against humanity, he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp s Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive Only Ferko survived Boom s task is to examine Ferko s claims and determine who might have massacred the Roma His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court s base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organised crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also manoeuvring among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma s disappearance Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs Esma Czarni, Ferko s alluring barrister and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests,and who may know than he s telling A complex story told expertly well by this talented author I would like to thank Net Galley and Grand Central Publishing for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review flag 22 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 13, 2017 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2017 I have never read a book by Scott Turow before, but I like legal thrillers and I found the blurb of this book intriguing The case of the missing 400 people is interesting, although I did find the story a bit slow now and then The best part came towards the end of the book when the case started to take some interesting twist and turns because nothing is as it seems and the ending was surprising It was also interesting to learn about The International Criminal Court and the Bosnian war.How I have never read a book by Scott Turow before, but I like legal thrillers and I found the blurb of this book intriguing The case of the missing 400 people is interesting, although I did find the story a bit slow now and then The best part came towards the end of the book when the case started to take some interesting twist and turns because nothing is as it seems and the ending was surprising It was also interesting to learn about The International Criminal Court and the Bosnian war.However, there were one thing that really bothered me in this book and that was Esma Czarni I was not that thrilled about Boom s relationship with her, but that was not really what bothered me the most, it was that for some reason no one thought about doing a thorough investigation about her I was actually a bit baffled when Boom started to make inquiries At least Boom wised up and saw her for what she really is in the end.Testimony is an interesting book, I did find the story dragged a bit now and then and to be honest Boom really didn t make a big impression on me But, the case was interesting and I, for the most part, enjoyed reading the book and I wouldn t mind reading books by Scott Turow I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review flag 21 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 06, 2017 HBalikov rated it really liked it review of another edition People do horrible things, but often because they face horrible choices from Testimony How much do most of us know about the civil war in the former Yugoslavia I learned a lot when we journeyed to Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, etc several years ago and heard the stories of ordinary people When I learned that Scott Turow had made that the focus of a novel, I was eager to read it Bosnia and The Hague where a lot of the plot is set are a long way from the Kindle County venue where Turow ha People do horrible things, but often because they face horrible choices from Testimony How much do most of us know about the civil war in the former Yugoslavia I learned a lot when we journeyed to Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, etc several years ago and heard the stories of ordinary people When I learned that Scott Turow had made that the focus of a novel, I was eager to read it Bosnia and The Hague where a lot of the plot is set are a long way from the Kindle County venue where Turow has placed most of his stories There is a link to KC, but for the most part we are in Europe accompanying former U.S Attorney, William ten Boom Boom to his friends , as he takes up the role of International Criminal Court prosecutor looking into an alleged mass murder in Bosnia Boom is relocating to The Hague as much to get a new life divorce, kids are grown as to become again a prosecutor in a major case Testimony, in the main, is a reflection of how that decision plays out.Turow has made his reputation on his ability to meld deep character study with court procedure and a twisted plot In those respects, this book attempts to do the same in unfamiliar territory The fact that there were than the usual number of players was challenging but ultimately rewarding I became fascinated with all the European agencies in play as well as the legal relationships among them There was a lot of tension between the ICC and the USA because of a treaty and American law that put certain acts by American citizens on European soil outside the enforcement of the ICC and related courts There is than a bushel full of machinations by various individuals and groups that might could have an interest in the outcome of the case.The disappearance of a whole village, 400 ethnic Romany, in Bosnia, near a USA NATO base in 2004 is the central mystery Were they mass murder victims Was this an act of ethnic cleansing Who stood to gain by their disappearance Who stands to lose by an investigation into it One of the most poignant and relevant anecdotes that we heard when we were in Bosnia has some relevance to this story Even now, there are hundreds of women who have not received any justice for the suffering which included theft, destruction and rape, often by members of para military groups Because prosecutors chose only to seek out and charge the leaders of these atrocities, the vast majority of the perpetrators were allowed to return to their towns and villages One woman said to us How do you think it feels to see almost everyday the man who raped your sister acting now as our local policeman The book contains a good measure of sex and another of violence There are multiple sometimes parallel stories of family and betrayal Boom and his forensic companion, Goos, are put at risk than once The ending was nicely dovetailed and as satisfying as possible, given the subject matter.This may not be Turow s greatest novel, but it had a special resonance for me I also appreciate that, in addition to Turow s substantial writing chops, he brings in nuanced details about his fifty something protagonist and his love of his profession I have two requests for other readers and, in making them, I realize this is a topic fraught with emotion.1 I would appreciate any observations you care to share about the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.2 For those who have read Testimony, does Turow s narrative contain significant flaws flag 17 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jun 03, 2017 Monnie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Warning If you re bothered by settings in war torn countries, or refuse to believe even when it s mostly fiction that the U.S Government is capable of wrongdoing, or don t like endings that may not bring total closure, this probably isn t the book for you On top of that, I dare anybody to speed read through this one it took me the better part of five days to finish, although in fairness, we were enjoying the company of a house guest for two of those days and I barely was able to finish hal Warning If you re bothered by settings in war torn countries, or refuse to believe even when it s mostly fiction that the U.S Government is capable of wrongdoing, or don t like endings that may not bring total closure, this probably isn t the book for you On top of that, I dare anybody to speed read through this one it took me the better part of five days to finish, although in fairness, we were enjoying the company of a house guest for two of those days and I barely was able to finish half a dozen chapters then And that brings up another point Don t even think about zipping through this one It s as close to tedious reading as I ve seen in a while although, as evidenced by my 5 star rating, well worth the effort.Although he s written a number of best sellers, this is my first Scott Turow novel And based on other reviews, it sounds as if it deviates from the courtroom focused work almost none of the action takes place there so I suppose some who are familiar with his past work than I might disagree with my very positive opinion To be sure, there s a court involved the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where lead character, former prosecutor Bill Ten Boom, has been chosen to take on prosecution of whoever is responsible for the massacre of some 400 men, women and children in a Roma Refugee camp in Bosnia in 2004 That prosecution, however, depends on first determining not only who did the dirty deed, but whether or not the deed actually happened Boom, as he s called, arrives with some baggage of his own Now 2015, at age 50, he s without a wife, has two grown sons with whom he has a somewhat shaky relationship, and in many ways, he s looking for some direction in his life and hoping to find it here A survivor of the massacre, himself a bit on the shady side, claims that heavily armed men showed up in the middle of the night and forced the Gypsy residents refugees from Bosnia into trucks that dropped them off in a nearby cave with instructions to stay put After the trucks took off for parts unknown, the cave suddenly exploded burying all the refugees The survivor, a man named Ferko Rincic, reluctantly agrees to provide testimony before the court as to what happened.Ferko is assisted by a drop dead gorgeous attorney named Esme Czarni, who claims to have come from Gypsy stock As Boom and his team of experts begin to gather evidence, they begin to suspect there s much going on than anyone including top muckity mucks in the U.S government is willing to admit The investigation takes Boom far from the courtroom, including to Bosnia and Washington, D.C and puts him directly in the sights of the very dangerous and elusive Laza Kajevic, a Bin Laden type character who once led the Bosnian Serbs and remains in hiding as a most wanted war criminal.I d say the whole thing is a merry chase, except that there s not much merry about it well, I m overlooking a couple of Boom s fairly graphic but seemingly mutually enjoyable liaisons with a couple of lovely ladies In the end, all the details are pretty well sorted out none of which I can reveal, of course, leaving me no option besides referring you to my first paragraph caveats and saying that I m really glad I read it flag 12 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 07, 2017 Susan Johnson rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves net galley 3.75 stars A report is given to the International Criminal Court in The Hague that 400 Roma gypsies have been rounded up in Bosnia and murdered Fingers are pointed at the Americans and Bill Ten Boom is to investigate and then try the case if need be as his first assignment to the Court Recruited by a former law school buddy, Roger, who is now a member of a secret part of the State Dept Ten Boom is starting his life over at 50 after a divorce and a home vacated by grown sons The case is qui 3.75 stars A report is given to the International Criminal Court in The Hague that 400 Roma gypsies have been rounded up in Bosnia and murdered Fingers are pointed at the Americans and Bill Ten Boom is to investigate and then try the case if need be as his first assignment to the Court Recruited by a former law school buddy, Roger, who is now a member of a secret part of the State Dept Ten Boom is starting his life over at 50 after a divorce and a home vacated by grown sons The case is quite complex and a secret witness is giving testimony as the lone survivor of the massacre The Roma has a female gypsy advocate who Boom gets involved with romantically, a terrible mistake There is also a retired general recovering from his own sexual scandal, a local civilian who could either be a female or a male, an Indonesian female room mate, a serious war criminal on the run and various riff raff It is a dangerous case that also involves many twists and turns It s complex and there are times when I felt like I was slogging through it It got very technical is spots like soil samples, DNA, court regulations and arms information I had to skim sections that were just too much to take in It interrupted the flow of the story for me It was an interesting story and I liked learning about the International Court system doing important work like investigating genocide with their arms basically tied behind their back There is lots of information about atrocities that we rarely hear about or I have skimmed over It was also interesting to read about the deals that are made at an International level Although the story mainly takes place is Bosnia there are plenty of Kindle County references to keep Turow s fans happy If you are interested in expanding your world view, this is the book for you flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 27, 2017 Olga rated it liked it review of another edition I have been a fan of Scott Turow for years I would read or listen to anything he puts together Unfortunately this is how this book appeared to me put together Mishmash of several barely related stories I respect Mr Turow for tackling such an important and rarely explored subject as the aftermath of the last Balkan war, demise of Yugoslavia, US and NATO involvement in the conflict, and the culture of Roma people Gypsies All these issues are of great interest to me And oh, yes, also doub I have been a fan of Scott Turow for years I would read or listen to anything he puts together Unfortunately this is how this book appeared to me put together Mishmash of several barely related stories I respect Mr Turow for tackling such an important and rarely explored subject as the aftermath of the last Balkan war, demise of Yugoslavia, US and NATO involvement in the conflict, and the culture of Roma people Gypsies All these issues are of great interest to me And oh, yes, also double identity, Jews concealing their identity to escape the Holocaust Each of these subjects would have been fascinating in the hands of a true master like Turow But something happened on the way to the great novel This one ended up to be disjointed and disorganized, Characters and locations Bosnia, Netherlands, NYC come and go almost at random Many of both of them are quite interesting I almost wanted to say, wait a minute, please, let me get to know him her this place a little Instead there was a long and, frankly, boring, exposition, and then a whirlwind story trying to cover and resolve everything at once Oh yes, there are also not one but two steamy affairs with super sexy, smart and super exotic younger women thrown in for good measure I am afraid, this was too hastily cobbled together Or the author could not quite decide what his story was really about I admire successful artists willing to leave their comfort zone , e.g Kindle County, and venture far and wide, but it takes a lot of discipline and research, which was lacking in this book flag 10 likesLike see review Mar 12, 2017 Tori rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves arc reviews I received a copy of this book from Bookstr I don t know how I feel about this book I do know that it needed to be about 100 200 pages shorter for my liking and that could have been accomplished by cutting out all of the sex scenes and fluff I wasn t really bothered by it exactly, but I wasn t there for sex I wanted to see the case through because it s a legal thriller It just seemed as though the case itself took a little bit of a backseat to Boom s life s problems and while the Roma s pl I received a copy of this book from Bookstr I don t know how I feel about this book I do know that it needed to be about 100 200 pages shorter for my liking and that could have been accomplished by cutting out all of the sex scenes and fluff I wasn t really bothered by it exactly, but I wasn t there for sex I wanted to see the case through because it s a legal thriller It just seemed as though the case itself took a little bit of a backseat to Boom s life s problems and while the Roma s plight was touched on it didn t seem to be taken seriously.Personally I just don t think this book was for me flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 31, 2017 Chris rated it it was amazing review of another edition A terrific, lively, thoughtful exploration of a possible war crime a possible act of genocide told with Turow s always elegant, always honest, always compelling prose Another wonderful novel from one of our literary treasures flag 8 likesLike see review May 29, 2017 Mal Warwick rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mysteries thrillers In an interview on May 23, 2017, Scott Turow explained how he came to write a novel about a case at the International Criminal Court involving the massacre of 400 Roma Gypsies In 2000, I was at a reception in The Hague and found myself in a circle of lawyers who said you have to write about this it s an amazing case, he recalls Usually when people say they have an amazing case it s about their divorce, but this actually did sound fascinating The story the lawyers told triggered his m In an interview on May 23, 2017, Scott Turow explained how he came to write a novel about a case at the International Criminal Court involving the massacre of 400 Roma Gypsies In 2000, I was at a reception in The Hague and found myself in a circle of lawyers who said you have to write about this it s an amazing case, he recalls Usually when people say they have an amazing case it s about their divorce, but this actually did sound fascinating The story the lawyers told triggered his memory of a brief exposure to Roma culture 40 years earlier, when Turow had observed a large group of Roma stealing ashtrays from a hospital The incident puzzled him He couldn t understand why they would antagonize people they might have to deal with in the future What I later learned when researching for this book is that there s no tense but the present in the Roma language and no written or oral tradition for passing down information Their history goes only as far back as the oldest Roma alive So that s a big cultural difference from us And that difference emerges dramatically in Turow s mesmerizing latest legal thriller, Testimony.Most of Turow s earlier novels involve attorneys in fictional Kindle County, Illinois, and are courtroom dramas Testimony somewhat departs from the pattern Bill ten Boom is a successful Dutch American lawyer from Kindle County, like the others who moves to the Hague in the throes of a mid life crisis to accept a job as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court ICC Ten Boom, who goes by the name Boom, works with a Belgian forensic anthropologist in search of evidence about a crime against humanity that may have been committed by a now fugitive Bosnian war criminal or by American soldiers at a base near the site of the atrocity Evidence emerges pointing in either direction Boom s investigation is complicated when he becomes involved in a torrid affair with the woman who brought the case to the court, an advocate for the Roma Esma Czarni, beautiful, charming, and possibly brilliant, is also thoroughly untrustworthy.But Czarni is not the only confounding character in the tale You ll also meet Laza Kajevic, the former president of Bosnia who has been on the run from war crimes investigators for a decade Kajevic was in a category of his own, a political leader whose charisma and rage had been enough to lead an entire nation into a realm beyond conscience Equally fascinating are General Layton Merrill, the former top NATO commander hounded from the military in disgrace over adultery, and his former master sergeant, who describes herself as a bull dyke cross dressing half breed She is a genius at logistics.Though the story opens at a pre trial hearing in an ICC courtroom, the action that follows is set elsewhere, mostly in Bosnia Turow s description of the poverty stricken villages, the tragic history of the land, and Roma culture is unfailingly moving He s clearly a dogged researcher and a talented wordsmith.Boom s perspective on his work is firmly grounded I know this much, he tells the investigator assigned to him Justice is good I accept the value of testimony, of letting the victims be heard But consequences are essential People can t believe in civilization without being certain that a society will organize itself to do what it can to make things right In his acknowledgements at the back of the novel, Turow writes, I share with Boom the belief that, given the enduring reality of wartime atrocities, the ICC is indispensable in making the world just I hope that in time the United States lends its moral authority to the Court by ratifying the treaty we signed I regard US fears of the Court, while far from fanciful, as misplaced and at odds with the US s long term interest in supporting the rule of law around the world About the authorOver the past 30 years, Chicago attorney and novelist Scott Turow has written 11 works of fiction Included are some of the legal thrillers most familiar to readers and moviegoers, as several have been adapted to film Among those you might recognize are Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, and Reversible Errors All three were bestsellers and made their way into theaters Turow has also written three nonfiction books His work has been translated into 40 languages and has sold a total of than 30 million copies flag 7 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 31, 2017 Justin Gaynor rated it it was ok review of another edition I try to disguise spoilers as much as I can here, but I may be giving away some plot points, so read at your own risk Although there was a potentially interesting story here, waaaay too many pages were devoted to ridiculous subplots, to wit 1 Here s a 55 year old divorcee who hasn t had a date in five years, suggesting he s not exactly the stuff of ladies dreams, but during the course of the book winds up having a torrid affair with a married woman much younger than him But that wasn t enough I try to disguise spoilers as much as I can here, but I may be giving away some plot points, so read at your own risk Although there was a potentially interesting story here, waaaay too many pages were devoted to ridiculous subplots, to wit 1 Here s a 55 year old divorcee who hasn t had a date in five years, suggesting he s not exactly the stuff of ladies dreams, but during the course of the book winds up having a torrid affair with a married woman much younger than him But that wasn t enough, apparently, because within days of that highly unlikely pairing coming to an end, he s back at it with yet another married woman.And if you were wondering, she too is much younger than him.2 A shocking revelation about his ancestry that has no point, is unrelated to anything else in the book, crops up at random and then disappears completely, having made not one iota of difference to anything else going on Even the main plot is filled with ridiculous elements, suggesting that prosecutors are battle hardened men of action rather than cogs in a bureaucratic machine Everybody s whizzing back and forth from Belgium to Bosnia to Brooklyn so fast that it s difficult to keep track of, let alone figure out who s paying for all these flights flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2017 Louise rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, eastern eur fic lit, crime I don t read many best selling thrillers can t even think of one , but this book suggests maybe I should In creating a story set in the International Criminal Court and in Bosnia, Turow is operating way outside of what I presume is his comfort zone this is 10 in a series about justice in Kindle County, Illinois and he really succeeds.Turow strength is description of characters and environments His narrator, a former US Attorney from Kindle County , describes the people and the system he i I don t read many best selling thrillers can t even think of one , but this book suggests maybe I should In creating a story set in the International Criminal Court and in Bosnia, Turow is operating way outside of what I presume is his comfort zone this is 10 in a series about justice in Kindle County, Illinois and he really succeeds.Turow strength is description of characters and environments His narrator, a former US Attorney from Kindle County , describes the people and the system he is living in and operating under, all with a prosecutor s eye The women are the stars, Atilla and her dialog hit the mark every time When I got sucked into her sad story, Turow s narrator cut right through it, and in it reflected on her being one of a long line of sympathetic people he had put behind bars He knows and what he sees in Esme and the words this skilled writer puts in her mouth are exquisite in reflecting life in her bubble and her attitude Nara is drawn as a not so memorable a character, and her dialog is fittingly terse, direct and not splashy Of the men, Laza Kajevic, former president of Bosnia, now accused of war crimes, mostly looms in the background The description leading up to and the dialog of the short Kajevic interview are literature in themselves Ferko lurks, and in his few appearances, he is right on character description wise the clothes since he says very little except for the testimony that gives this book its name Goos gets a lot of ink, but his portrait is weaker because he is too extraordinary.The ICC, life in the Hague, the villages in Bosnia, the culture of and attitudes towards the Roma, and a first class prison for the accused by the ICC are similarly well drawn You can t find this in a travelog.The plot, based on a real story, is convoluted but good Truth can be stranger than this fiction Although the scenes of capture and escape seem far fetched, they are intrinsic to the story so the reader will give them a pass.A good read Highly recommended flag 6 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 15, 2019 Glen rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves firstreads, mystery I won this book in a drawing.A rich lawyer has a midlife crisis, and gives up his practice to be a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, where he tries to investigate the massacre of some Gypsies Of course, he falls in love, finds a conspiracy, and tries to root it out.Adequate but not memorable flag 6 likesLike see review May 24, 2017 Tom Swift rated it really liked it review of another edition Scott Turow is a top ten favorite author for me Starting with One L, and Presumed Innocent Remember that great movie Turow has written smart legal thrillers for 30 years His previous books have mostly been based in fictional Kindle County, which is a thinly veiled Chicago like metropolis.This time, Turow moves to the Hague and the International Court against war crimes An attorney from the US is prosecuting cases involving the war in Bosnia It turns out, it s hard to know who to believe r Scott Turow is a top ten favorite author for me Starting with One L, and Presumed Innocent Remember that great movie Turow has written smart legal thrillers for 30 years His previous books have mostly been based in fictional Kindle County, which is a thinly veiled Chicago like metropolis.This time, Turow moves to the Hague and the International Court against war crimes An attorney from the US is prosecuting cases involving the war in Bosnia It turns out, it s hard to know who to believe regarding the disappearance of an entire small village.Really good flag 6 likesLike see review May 21, 2017 BOOKLOVER10 rated it it was ok review of another edition Bill ten Boom his friends call him Boom is a middle aged lawyer with two grown sons His marriage of twenty five years is over, and he is ready to tackle new personal and professional challenges An old law school buddy convinces Boom to move from Illinois to the Hague, where he will work as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court Boom s first task is to interrogate a witness, Ferko Rincic, who alleges that a mass murder took place in Barupra, Bosnia, in 2004 Rincic, a member of t Bill ten Boom his friends call him Boom is a middle aged lawyer with two grown sons His marriage of twenty five years is over, and he is ready to tackle new personal and professional challenges An old law school buddy convinces Boom to move from Illinois to the Hague, where he will work as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court Boom s first task is to interrogate a witness, Ferko Rincic, who alleges that a mass murder took place in Barupra, Bosnia, in 2004 Rincic, a member of the Roma known in English as Gypsies, a discredited word with derogatory connotations claims that he witnessed masked men in uniform herding approximately four hundred Roma to their deaths.Scott Turow s Testimony had the potential to be a provocative and intriguing work of fiction The author tackles universal and timely themes, including religious persecution, ethnic cleansing, racial prejudice, and the damage that self serving individuals inflict on others The characters include Esma, a stunning female barrister who represents Rincic Layton Merriwell, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Laza Kajevic, a Serbian war criminal who has escaped punishment by going into hiding and Attila Doby, a smart and resourceful facilitator with close ties to the United States Army As Boom digs deeper into the details of the case, he suspects that higher ups in the American government are withholding significant information In addition, Boom and his colleague, a Belgian investigator named Goos, learn that uncovering long suppressed secrets may be hazardous to one s health.Why does Testimony ultimately fall short It is far too long and dense The prose style and dialogue are wooden, and the plot is so unwieldy and convoluted that the story flags by the halfway point The conclusion, with its endless exposition, is cluttered and confusing By the time the final page is turned, many readers will feel weary than gratified Although Boom is decent and compassionate, a good part of the cast consists of liars, thieves, and thugs whose actions betray their lack of basic decency The author inserts a romantic subplot that is silly than sultry Turow squandered an opportunity to write a meaningful and intriguing work of fiction about the horrors of genocide, the complexities of geopolitics, and the difficulty of accurately reconstructing historical events when there are conflicting versions of the truth flag 5 likesLike see review Feb 15, 2017 Jen rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves legal thriller It has been a long time since I ve read a book by Scott Turow, and I had forgotten how good his books can be Testimony is a complicated and complex novel Complicated because finding evidence and prosecuting war crimes often involves an intricate, convoluted maze that leads to unexpected discoveries Complex because of all of the human emotions and relationships involved.This is not a courtroom drama, but the International Criminal Court s investigation of a war crime makes Testimony a suspense It has been a long time since I ve read a book by Scott Turow, and I had forgotten how good his books can be Testimony is a complicated and complex novel Complicated because finding evidence and prosecuting war crimes often involves an intricate, convoluted maze that leads to unexpected discoveries Complex because of all of the human emotions and relationships involved.This is not a courtroom drama, but the International Criminal Court s investigation of a war crime makes Testimony a suspenseful legal thriller Bill Ten Boom, embarks on a new phase of his career when tasked with investigating an event that occurred ten years previously During the turbulent conclusion of the Bosnian war, approximately 400 Roma disappeared from a refugee camp and none have been heard of since That much is beyond refute, but what happened to these people is still unknown No mass grave has been found, but friends and family members have not heard from any of the refugees from the camp in the ten years since that April night The stories about the missing refugees are rife and opinions vary widely Read in February The full review on A Garden Carried in the Pocket is scheduled for May 1, 2017NetGalley Grand Central PublishingLegal Thriller Crime May 16, 2017 Print version 496 pages flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 28, 2017 Leah rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017, crime, contemporary fiction Much than a legal thrillerMiddle aged successful American lawyer, Bill Ten Boom, is having a bit of a subdued mid life crisis He has ended his marriage, not over another woman but simply because he felt there was no real love or passion in it And he has given up his partnership in a big legal firm a role he primarily took on to satisfy the aspirations of his ex wife So when he s offered the job of prosecuting a case at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, he decides it s t Much than a legal thrillerMiddle aged successful American lawyer, Bill Ten Boom, is having a bit of a subdued mid life crisis He has ended his marriage, not over another woman but simply because he felt there was no real love or passion in it And he has given up his partnership in a big legal firm a role he primarily took on to satisfy the aspirations of his ex wife So when he s offered the job of prosecuting a case at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, he decides it s too good an opportunity to pass up The case involves the rumoured brutal killing of four hundred Roma in Bosnia in 2004 It happened near an American base, so the case is further complicated by the fact that the US, under George W Bush, pulled out of the ICC First, Boom as he is known must establish that the atrocity did in fact happen, and if so, must then try to find out who should be held responsible.Scott Turow is one of those writers whose books transcend easy genre definition On the surface this is a legal crime novel with all the aspects of an investigation, suspects, clues, trial procedures, and so on But it is also a careful, revealing look at the way the Roma have been dealt with throughout history, in Bosnia and elsewhere a group at least as victimised as the Jews over the centuries but somehow still left under the radar of popular concern Turow avoids the easy route of making the Roma seem too much like helpless victims though he shows how their determination not to assimilate into the societies within which they live puts them in the position of always being seen as outsiders, who are often involved in criminal activity of one kind or another He also discusses their cultural attitudes towards girls and women, which to our western eyes display all the sexism we have fought so hard to overcome But Turow doesn t do any of this as an information dump It s woven into the story as Boom himself learns about the Roma during his investigation, and as he becomes attracted to a woman of Roma heritage who is acting as a support to one of the witnesses.We are also given a look at how the ICC operates slow to the point of glacial on occasion, bound up in all kinds of procedures and restrictions, but grinding on in its efforts to bring justice for some of the most atrocious crimes in the world Turow shows how the process can seem cold and unemotional, almost clinical in its approach, but how even this great legal bureaucracy can be shocked by some of the evidence that comes before it I knew there was no point I could claw at the rock the rest of my life and get no closer I knew the truth And what truth was that, sir They were dead My woman My children All the People They were dead Buried alive All four hundred of them Although virtually everyone in the courtroom the judges, the rows of prosecutors, the court personnel, the spectators behind the glass, and the few reporters with them although almost all of us knew what the answer to that question was going to be, there was nonetheless a terrible drama to hearing the facts spoken aloud Silence enshrouded the room as if a warning finger had been raised, and all of us, every person, seemed to sink into ourselves, into the crater of fear and loneliness where the face of evil inevitably casts us So here you are, I thought suddenly, as the moment lingered Now you are here. The story also touches on the other big American war of the early years of this century some of the errors and miscalculations that turned victory in Iraq into the quagmire of factionalism that is still going on today, with consequences for us all But while Turow is perhaps grinding a political axe of his own to some degree, he also shows the dedication and sacrifice of so many US soldiers at all levels, and the basic integrity of much of the legal and even political classes And if all that isn t enough, there s another minor strand about Boom s European roots and the seemingly never ending after effects of earlier atrocities under Nazi Germany.Turow s writing is as good as always he s a slow, undramatic storyteller, so that he relies on the strength of the story and the depth of his characterisation, and he achieves both in this one If I have made it sound like a political history, then that s my error, not his Running through all this is an excellent plot almost a whodunit that kept me guessing till very late on in the book He is skilled enough to get that tricky balance when discussing the various atrocities of bringing the horror home to the reader without trading in gratuitous or voyeuristic detail And as well as Boom, he creates a supporting cast of equally well drawn and credible secondary characters More political than most of his books, I m not sure I d recommend this one as an entry point for new readers Presumed Innocent, since you ask , but existing fans, I m certain, will find everything they ve enjoyed about his previous books plus the added interest of him ranging beyond his usual territory of the US courtroom Highly recommended.NB This book was provided for review by the publisher, Grand Central Publishingctionfanblog.wordpress flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2017 Joyce rated it it was amazing review of another edition There is so much going on in this novel that the reader is never disappointed Ten Boom is in his fifties, recently divorced with adult children and somewhat bored by his partnership in a major law firm How does he solve thisby going to The Hague to the ICC as a prosecutor looking into War Crimes committed in Bosnia years earlier His growth and development are amazing as is that of the majority of secondary characters The plot is way too complex to evaluate here without revealing spoilers There is so much going on in this novel that the reader is never disappointed Ten Boom is in his fifties, recently divorced with adult children and somewhat bored by his partnership in a major law firm How does he solve thisby going to The Hague to the ICC as a prosecutor looking into War Crimes committed in Bosnia years earlier His growth and development are amazing as is that of the majority of secondary characters The plot is way too complex to evaluate here without revealing spoilers but suffice to say it is intriguing and will hold the reader s interest I would predict this is a potential best seller and well deserving of it Thanks to Net Galley and Grand Central Publishing for an ARC for an honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2017 Kathleen rated it really liked it review of another edition Turow s stellar legal credentials include being an Assistant U.S Attorney for eight years in Illinois He has used that experience in many of his previous legal thrillers, including his highly popular novel Presumed Innocent In Testimony, he has chosen to immerse himself in the workings of the International Criminal Court, particularly as it relates to the prosecution of the perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Here we have Bill ten Boom working for the ICC in the Turow s stellar legal credentials include being an Assistant U.S Attorney for eight years in Illinois He has used that experience in many of his previous legal thrillers, including his highly popular novel Presumed Innocent In Testimony, he has chosen to immerse himself in the workings of the International Criminal Court, particularly as it relates to the prosecution of the perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Here we have Bill ten Boom working for the ICC in the Hague, investigating the disappearance of 400 Roma refugees in Bosnia Herzegoniva after receiving testimony from one of the survivors that he witnessed the Roma being rounded up, herded into an abandoned salt mine and then buried alive.Boom is in a bit of a mid life crisis at the age of 54 He has left his home, divorced his wife, and quit his job in an effort to find purpose to his life This case tests his principles and his deductive skills as he threads his way through the convoluted facts of the case and the rules of evidence required by the ICC Laza Kajevic modeled on Karadzic and his Serbian paramilitary forces is the prime suspect and is already being sought by NATO forces, but evidence points to other actors as well Islamist jihadis, the Bosnian mafia, and even U.S forces Turow weaves a taunt tale with numerous twists and turns Recommend flag 4 likesLike see review May 28, 2018 Kimba Tichenor rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves suspense I am truly surprised by the numerous reviews that describe this book as a tense or exciting legal thriller There is very little courtroom action rather most of the action takes place in the bedroom Bill ten Boom, an American lawyer charged by the ICC with investigating an alleged massacre in Bosnia, seems interested in pursuing sexual satisfaction than justice Repeatedly he enters into sexual affairs that call into question his ethics and professional judgement 1 with the female I am truly surprised by the numerous reviews that describe this book as a tense or exciting legal thriller There is very little courtroom action rather most of the action takes place in the bedroom Bill ten Boom, an American lawyer charged by the ICC with investigating an alleged massacre in Bosnia, seems interested in pursuing sexual satisfaction than justice Repeatedly he enters into sexual affairs that call into question his ethics and professional judgement 1 with the female attorney who is representing the survivor of the alleged massacre that he is investigating for the ICC and 2 with a married defense lawyer at the Hague assigned to a client who has connections to his case Bill s involvement in the first affair almost costs him his job at the ICC and results in multiple investigatory wrong turns Bill, however, is a slow learner as he immediately enters into a second questionable affair Worse yet, these dubious affairs described in soft porn detail by the author provide the only twists and turns in this book Put succinctly, the main character seems rarely to make use of the head on his shoulders Hardly the makings of a good legal thriller flag 5 likesLike see review May 28, 2017 Dick Reynolds rated it it was amazing review of another edition The protagonist of this legal thriller is Bill ten Boom, an attorney at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands His heritage is Dutch on that later but he is slow getting adjusted to this multi layer legal structure Boom s assignment is to investigate and prosecute a crime against humanity, the extinction of a Bosnian camp and its four hundred Roma Boom s assistant is a fellow named Goos who is a former Belgian policeman Ferko Rincic claims to be the only surviv The protagonist of this legal thriller is Bill ten Boom, an attorney at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands His heritage is Dutch on that later but he is slow getting adjusted to this multi layer legal structure Boom s assignment is to investigate and prosecute a crime against humanity, the extinction of a Bosnian camp and its four hundred Roma Boom s assistant is a fellow named Goos who is a former Belgian policeman Ferko Rincic claims to be the only surviving witness of the camp s extinction Esma Czarni is Ferko s alluring barrister and she s flying false colors Boom, divorced with two adult sons in America, falls into a sizzling sexual relationship with her he knows he shouldn t but can t resist Back in Washington, D C retired Major General Leyton Merriwell is the disgraced head of the Army outfit that conducted operations near the Roma camp He was also having an affair with a much younger woman officer, an indiscretion that reminded me of General Petreaeus and his affair with Paula Broadwell Author Scott Turow adds even fascinating characters to the mix Retired Sergeant Major Atilla Dolby is running a huge logistical business in Bosnia with all the locals Atilla is a gay woman and her other half is back in the U S on a luxurious Kentucky plantation Then we have Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs He s hiding out in a monastery and goes about the community with two bodyguards, all three dressed as monks On a personal level, Boom uncovers a devastating secret while visiting a jeweler in Rotterdam named Bergman The old man is a relative and a survivor of Auschwitz Bill now understands his Jewish heritage and is angry with his parents for not telling them the history when they all were alive Turow weaves a complicated plot Only near the novel s end are the details revealed of what actually happened at that Roma camp many years ago flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 05, 2017 Una Tiers rated it liked it review of another edition Writing can be catharsis, or a way to examine and mend our soul However, you have to edit out a lot of it so that it does not interfere with the plot Turow didn t do that.You can also have too many writers at the keyboard, and the author explains or admits this in the epilogue But the edits or input changed the book They particularly added the five dollar words of several people Okay if you read this on a kindle where the dictionary is a blessing Otherwise, the reader is an American wonder Writing can be catharsis, or a way to examine and mend our soul However, you have to edit out a lot of it so that it does not interfere with the plot Turow didn t do that.You can also have too many writers at the keyboard, and the author explains or admits this in the epilogue But the edits or input changed the book They particularly added the five dollar words of several people Okay if you read this on a kindle where the dictionary is a blessing Otherwise, the reader is an American wondering what the varying word usage means The pace was nice for twenty five pages, then it was an interminable glob of who was the star double crosser Turow seemed to get this and doled out the ending a bit at a time, because the reader may not follow or care flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Ann Tonks rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves roma, bosnia, legal thriller I haven t read any of Scott Turow s books for ages and I really wanted to like this There were elements which were fascinating having the shocking treatment Roma as the base of an international court hearing There were also some interesting characters such as the gender diverse ex US army provider of provisions But there were a couple of major turnoff moments such as our hero in an unbelievable kidnapping situation and the all the layering of the story underlying the case But the ultimat I haven t read any of Scott Turow s books for ages and I really wanted to like this There were elements which were fascinating having the shocking treatment Roma as the base of an international court hearing There were also some interesting characters such as the gender diverse ex US army provider of provisions But there were a couple of major turnoff moments such as our hero in an unbelievable kidnapping situation and the all the layering of the story underlying the case But the ultimate problem for me was in a sex scene featuring our hero which the author clearly thinks is acceptable and which I would call assault So that s the last of Mr Trurow s books for me flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 29, 2018 Koeeoaddi rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, lawyers guns and money Interesting mystery I liked the setting and the political intrigue, but the pacing was a bit slow uneven flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 25, 2017 Jacqui rated it really liked it review of another edition In Scott Torow s latest novel, Testimony Grand Central Publishing 2017 , Bill ten Boom retires from not only his law practice where he is a partner in a white collar crime firm, but gets divorced from his wife and children and moves across the planet His new job with the International Court of Justice will be bringing criminals of high crimes to justice In this case, it s the alleged murder of an entire Roma town of about 300 people Wiped out ten years ago and never brought to justice, it be In Scott Torow s latest novel, Testimony Grand Central Publishing 2017 , Bill ten Boom retires from not only his law practice where he is a partner in a white collar crime firm, but gets divorced from his wife and children and moves across the planet His new job with the International Court of Justice will be bringing criminals of high crimes to justice In this case, it s the alleged murder of an entire Roma town of about 300 people Wiped out ten years ago and never brought to justice, it becomes Bill s job to convict the bad guys, be they military, civilian, or American To do this, Bill must travel the world, read between cultural lines not always familiar to him, and avoid some fairly clever twists and turns that take the story places I didn t expect.The book starts as vintage Scott Turow no description wasted, filled with emotion and backstory And what about these other structures in the background I asked Who lived in those houses House was generous The dwellings shown were no better than lean tos, each jerry rigged from whatever the residents of Barupra had salvaged Timbers or old iron posts had been forced into the ground and then draped most commonly with blue canvas tarpaulins or plastic sheeting There were also chunks of building materials, especially pieces of old roofs, which had been scavenged from the wreckage of nearby houses destroyed in the Bosnian War That war had been over for nine years in 2004, but there was still no shortage of debris, because no one knew which sites had been booby trapped or mined The People And Turow as he often does brings up those midlife questions probably many of us deal with For all of my success, in looking back I couldn t identify a moment when, at core, I had felt fully at home with myself Overall, a worthy read that kept me thinking throughout flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 01, 2017 Kate rated it liked it review of another edition This one was a slog Good twists and turns near the end, but honestly, not worth wading through the rest to get there Interesting topic and time Bosnia and a General that is supposed to be based on Petraeus But there are so many useless details about The Hague and everything in general, not to mention the whole side story of Esma that it was just too slow flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 05, 2017 Joan rated it liked it review of another edition I have not read a Scott Turow novel for many years My reaction to this one is precisely the same as my reaction to everything since Presumed Innocent He does not create first rate characters or first rate plots, but, on a technical level, he is an amazingly skilled writer The story in Testimony was of an exactly what was done than a whodunnit, and it was much convoluted than it needed to be Either one of those traits would have stopped me from finishing it if it had been writte I have not read a Scott Turow novel for many years My reaction to this one is precisely the same as my reaction to everything since Presumed Innocent He does not create first rate characters or first rate plots, but, on a technical level, he is an amazingly skilled writer The story in Testimony was of an exactly what was done than a whodunnit, and it was much convoluted than it needed to be Either one of those traits would have stopped me from finishing it if it had been written by someone who writes less beautifully than Turow flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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