Many of us have read One L, by Scott Turow. I read it before, and again after, my law school experience (coming away with rather different impressions). Some of us have read his subsequent works, including Presumed Innocent. (Who can forget the film version, starring Harrison Ford, Bonnie Bedelia, Raul Julia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi, and Brian Dennehy.)
More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial of Presumed Innocent, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow — the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.
You'll find reviews and an excerpt at the same link. The New York Times ran a related story earlier this week here, and The Wall Street Journal has a related story today here. Look for Mr. Turow to make an appearance on the Today show next Tuesday (May 4), the publication date of the book.