Testimony / Scott Turow.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In the bestselling tradition of Presumed Innocent--the 1987 debut novel that made him "one of the major writers in America" (NPR)--comes what may be Scott Turow's best thriller yet ... 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. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781455553549
      1455553549
    • Accession Number:
      2016057513
    • Accession Number:
      ocn958780527
      958780527
    • Accession Number:
      fay.528210
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TUROW, S. Testimony. [s.l.] : Grand Central Publishing, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Turow S. Testimony. Grand Central Publishing; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210. Accessed November 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Turow, S. (2017). Testimony. Grand Central Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Turow, Scott. 2017. Testimony. Grand Central Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210.
    • Harvard:
      Turow, S. (2017) Testimony. Grand Central Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210 (Accessed: 21 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Turow, S 2017, Testimony, Grand Central Publishing, viewed 21 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Turow, Scott. Testimony. Grand Central Publishing, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Turow, Scott. Testimony. Grand Central Publishing, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Turow S. Testimony [Internet]. Grand Central Publishing; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528210

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1

Staring down a classic middle-age rut, white-collar defense attorney Bill ten Boom changes tack and takes a prosecution post with the International Criminal Court. Bill's biggest case turns on the testimony of Ferko Rincic, who claims that armed men in unidentified military uniforms executed an entire village of Roma (gypsy) refugees. No one, including American soldiers at a nearby base, has seen the Roma since the alleged attack, and Rincic's testimony is filled with credible details about Bosnia and the volatile postwar situation there. Bill's team riles governments and Bosnian paramilitaries while investigating rumors that the U.S. executed the Roma as retribution for their sabotage of the attempted arrest of Bosnia's former president for war crimes. Hampered by government secrecy, local paramilitaries, and a perplexingly uncooperative Rincic, Bill soon finds that his creates more questions than it answers. Turow applies the same storytelling magic to the ICC that has drawn scores of readers into his Kindle County courtrooms, weaving fascinating details about the challenges of prosecuting war crimes into a suspenseful story of redemption and the complexities of justice.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Turow continues to have A-list appeal, and his latest, though somewhat outside his wheelhouse, will still draw a crowd. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 December #1

Sometime during the cataclysmic breakup of Yugoslavia, an entire camp full of Romani refugees vanished. Was there a massacre? Burned-out Bill ten Boom accepts this one last assignment to find out. With a 300,000-copy first printing.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2017 April #2

With little to go on other than the disturbing testimony of the lone survivor of an alleged massacre of 400 Roma, or "Gypsies," in a Bosnia refugee camp in 2004, Bill Ten Boom, a former Kindle County, IL, attorney now working for the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands, determines to learn the truth about the night of April 27. His investigation of the cold case takes him from Holland to a Bosnian village where the Roma may have been buried alive. One thing is certain: no one has ever heard from them again. Suspicion about possible U.S. Army involvement leads Bill to Washington, DC, to meet with a former general who had been in charge during the 2004 peacekeeping maneuvers in Bosnia. When he searches for clues a little too close to the hiding place of the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, another possible suspect in the massacre, Bill ends up in a seemingly inescapable situation. VERDICT Inspired by "real world events," Turow (Presumed Innocent; Identical) crafts a complex and haunting tale of war crimes that will not only satisfy his courtroom drama devotees but also readers of international thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 11/7/16.]—Wendy W. Paige, Shelby Cty. P.L., Morristown, IN

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 March #3

Bestseller Turow (Identical) movingly evokes the horrors of the Balkan wars in this gripping thriller that nonetheless falls short of his best work. Bill Ten Boom, the former U.S. Attorney for Illinois's Kindle County, leaves his white-collar defense practice to take a position with the International Criminal Court in The Hague investigating a 2004 war crime. Ferko Rincic has stated that he survived an attack on his Roma community in Barupra, Bosnia, which ended with 400 men, women, and children herded into a cave that subsequently collapsed due to an explosion. Ten Boom agrees to try to verify Rincic's account and identify those responsible for the massacre. His work brings him into contact with a femme fatale barrister from the European Roma Alliance, who located the crucial witness to the case, and a disgraced American general who commanded NATO troops in Bosnia. Yet another Turow lead suffering a midlife crisis, Ten Boom comes across more as a variation on a theme than as an original character. Author tour. Agent: Gail Hochman, Brandt & Hochman. (May)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.