Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: November 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling
author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR),
returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American
prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying
At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has
walked out on everything he thought was important to him:
his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country.
Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal
Court--an organization charged with prosecuting 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 determinine 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 organized crime gangs,
to the US government itself, while also maneuvering 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 more
than he's telling.
A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned
with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.
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