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New Thriller Coming From Turow

New Thriller Coming From Turow

Good news for fans of Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent": Rusty Sabich is back on the job
Turow, speaking to The Associated Press on Saturday at BookExpo America, said he has written about one-quarter of a novel featuring the famed chief deputy prosecutor who investigated, and was eventually accused of, the murder of his colleague and former mistress, Carolyn Polhemus.
"I got the idea a couple of years ago when I was working on a serialized book for The New York Times," explained Turow at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. "I had this image of a man sitting on a bed, near the body of a dead woman. And then I realized, 'Wait a minute, that guy on the bed is Rusty Sabich!' And that's how I began the new book."
Turow said that he has received countless requests for another Sabich story ever since the release of "Presumed Innocent," which came out in 1987 and made him an instant brand name. The book has sold millions of copies and was made into a 1990 film, starring Harrison Ford and Greta Scacchi.
"I've gotten a lot of correspondence saying that `Presumed Innocent' was an epochal event in the reader's life," Turow said, adding that the new novel, currently untitled, would probably not come out before the summer of 2009.
His other books include "The Burden of Proof," "Reversible Errors" and "Pleading Guilty." Sabich was a minor character, promoted to chief judge, in "Limitations," serialized by The New York Times in 2006.


Updated : 2021-10-27 11:23 GMT+08:00