Scott Turow's new novel, "Innocent" is a sequel of sorts of his book, "Presumed Innocent", published twenty or so years ago. Same cast of characters from the first book, Judge Rusty Sabich, lawyer Sandy Stern, PA Tommy Molto, Sabich's wife Barbara, and son Nat. Also continued from the previous book was the old question of did Rusty Sabich murder his then-mistress, Carolyn Polhemus?
In "Innocent", Sabich is now accused by Molto, of murdering his wife, Barbara. The book is full of red-herrings and computer-mischief, of affairs-gone-wrong, and mid-life crises, in all varieties. Turow also uses different "voices" throughout the book, some written in the first-person, others in the third-person. "Innocent" isn't a bad book - its just one that I'm not sure needed to be written. It neither answered the questions raised in "Presumed Innocent", nor did it relate an especially compelling story-line on its own. The story is just "there" - just sort of sits on the page, page after page. I can't really recommend reading it, nor can I dissuade anybody from reading it.