Limitations

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Pan, 2007 - Judges - 307 pages
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Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defence 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 emails 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.

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

An appellate court judge must decide a case that brings up unpleasant memories from his own past and confuses the matter for him. He's also receiving strange, threatening emails from an unknown source ... Read full review

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

A very good exploration of a tough subject in a limited context. Appellate Judge George Mason must revisit his own youth after hearing arguments in a case involving an old sexual assault. He and his ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Scott Turow is the internationally renowned author of six bestselling novels about the law, from Presumed Innocent (1987) to Reversible Errors, as well as a work of non-fiction, Ultimate Punishment, which centres on the death penalty. His most recent book was the critically acclaimed wartime thriller, Ordinary Heroes. He lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is a partner in the international law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.

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