TIFA Presents: Courtroom Classics with Scott Turow
March 11 at 7pm
Wind down for the evening with legal thriller master Scott Turow, in conversation with novelist Timothy Taylor. Turow, the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, will share insight on his latest legal drama, The Last Trial, and the return of his celebrated character, defence attorney Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, in a central role. For his final Kindle County courtroom case, Stern navigates a complex and highly technical trial that forces him to confront his own judgments and failings. Turow weaves a story of expert twists and entertainment, while illuminating the human side of truth and justice.
Interviewer: Timothy Taylor
At eighty-five years old, Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life’s work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men’s accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend’s dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend.