Scott Turow in conversation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich, at the Samson JCC on Sunday, June 25, 2 pm
Sales have ended for this event. Walk up tickets are available.
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. Please note the group sales option: buy 10 or more tickets and the price drops to $27. And yes, there is a Boswell gift card option. You can choose a $20 gift card in lieu of the book, usable at Boswell on June 26 or later.
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.
Advance review are terrific! From "Library Journal:" Inspired by real-world events, Turow crafts a complex and haunting tale of war crimes that will not only satisfy his courtroom drama devotees but also readers of international thrillers. And "Kirkus Reviews" writes: A tightly written action set piece at midpoint, in which Bill and an associate narrowly escape execution, snaps readers to attention, and Turow largely keeps them there as he moves on to a complicated, trenchant, and pertinent finish. Worth staying the course.
Dennis Drabelle raved about "Testimony" in "The Washington Post": The real pleasure of the new novel lies not so much in solving the mystery of the massacre as in watching Turow knock down assumption after assumption made by Boom and the reader. In fact, I cant think of another novel in which so many givens end up being exposed as either honest mistakes or outright lies. Testimony is a tour de force of collapsing perceptions.
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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