Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, even his country. Invited to become a prosecutor at The Hague's International Criminal Court, it was a chance to start afresh.
But when his first case is to examine the disappearance of 400 Roma refugees - an apparent war crime left unsolved for 10 years - it's clear this new life won't be an easy one....
Whispered rumours have the perpetrators ranging from Serb paramilitaries to the US Army, but there's no hard evidence to hold either accountable and only a single witness to say it happened at all.
To get to the truth, Boom must question the integrity of every person linked to the case - from Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general, to flirtatious barrister Esma Czarni - as it soon becomes apparent that every party has a vested interest and no qualms in steering the investigation their way....
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By ZedBooks on 09-08-17
EXACTLY THE KIND OF EXCELLENCE YOU EXPECT FROM TUROW
Not the usual Kindle County setting (although there are passing references to Rusty Sabich, Tommy Molto and the boys), but set in Europe for a change, involving the work of the various war crimes courts and agencies.
The cast includes dodgy Roma, Serbs and Bosnians as our hero sets out to investigate the alleged massacre of 400 Roma men, women and children by . . . And here's the rub--it is by no means clear as to who exactly is alleged to have carried out the atrocity, or even if it actually took place in the first place.
There are some really terrific characters, including a laconic Aussie forensic anthropologist and a wheeler dealer American black lesbian by the name of Attila.
My only criticism is that Turow's writing about sex is really terrible'