2013 Willard H. Pedrick Society Event

with Scott Turow, internationally bestselling “bard of the litigious age” in a conversational interview led by journalist Jon Talton, author of the David Mapstone mystery series

Scott Turow, internationally bestselling "bard of the litigious age," according to Time magazine, presents his new crime thriller Identical, in a conservational interview led by journalist Jon Talton, author of the David Mapstone mystery series.

Turow’s newest book, Identical, is the story of identical twins Paul and Cass Giannis and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. State Sen. Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother, Cass, has just been released from prison 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal -as only Scott Turow could weave - dramatically unfolds.

Scott Turow

The author

Scott Turow is the author of five worldwide bestselling novels. He recently published a work of non-fiction, Ultimate Punishment, after serving on the Illinois commission that investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Gov. George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death-row inmates on his last day in office. Turow lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is partner in the firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.
Jon Talton

The interviewer

Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan, the author of 10 novels, and a former columnist for The Arizona Republic. Talton now lives in Seattle, where he is the economics columnist for the Seattle Times and writes the blog Rogue Columnist. 

Join Dean Douglas Sylvester for:

  • a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor Faculty Center
  • the event at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall
  • a book signing afterward in the Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda co-hosted by Changing Hands Bookstore

The College of Law will provide you with a book for the book signing and reserved seats in the Great Hall. 


Monday, November 18, 2013
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Armstrong Hall
1100 S. McAllister Ave, Tempe

This is event is free for members of the Willard H. Pedrick Society.
Email law.development@asu.edu to RSVP or for more information.