Turow’s new court novel puts him back on top

Every reader has a guilty pleasure. For me it has always been courtroom fiction. Granted, this led me to frustration because I would read many courtroom novels only to become irritated over the author’s inaccuracies compared to the real-life courtrooms where I worked. This ended one sunny afternoon in Reno, Nevada, when discussing author John Grisham with a fellow judge from Missouri. He observed that in legal fiction, “Plot trumps everything else.” He was right.