Scott Turow in conversation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich, at the Samson JCC on Sunday, June 25, 2 pm
The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Boswell Book Company present a ticketed appearance with Scott Turow, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, returning with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance. For this event, Turow will be in conversation with Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM's "Lake Effect."
Tickets are $30 and include admission, a copy of Turow's novel "Testimony," and all taxes and fees. $5 of every admission goes back to the JCC.
In "Testimony," 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 determine 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 to 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.
A master of the legal thriller since his first novel, "Presumed Innocent," and continuing through his most recent work, "Identical," Scott Turow now returns with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.
For this event, we have an early pickup option. For those who buy tickets before the on sale date of May 16, you can choose to receive your copy of "Testimony" at Boswell, in advance of the event. Please note that this option is only available until May 15. Also please note that this option is only available if you choose the early pickup option. Otherwise, you will receive your book when you sign into the event. Don't forget to have ID available, as all tickets are will call.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 25, 2 pm. If you buy a ticket and can't make it to the event, we'll have a signed copy waiting for you at Boswell for up to six months after the event.
The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (View)
6255 N Santa Monica Dr
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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