by Sukey HowardFebruary, 2003
<B>Sukey's favorite</B>Kindle County and its legal community is Scott Turow's turf. It's been the scene of his five best-selling crime novels and is again for his sixth, <B>Reversible Errors</B>, read in its entirety by J.R. Horne. The plot centers on the guilt or innocence of Rommy Gandolph, a weird, not-too-bright, petty criminal who confessed, under dubious circumstances, to a triple murder and who has been on death row for 10 years. Now, scheduled to die in 33 days, he claims he didn't do it. With new evidence, his court-appointed lawyer goes up against the formidable Kindle County prosecuting attorney who was involved in the original case and the detective who nailed Rommy. In determining the truth of Rommy's claim, relationships, legal and otherwise, are tried and tested, as is the prosecutors' and defenders' relationship to the law not as a game of tactics, but as a power in people's lives. Turow's characters are hard to pigeonhole, they're real and multidimensional, bad guys tinged with good intentions, good guys tinged with bad. You'll find all the excitement, intrigue and fascination of the best courtroom thrillers, yet, as in his previous books, Turow's writing transcends genre.