Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a
criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, he has sat
as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade.
Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge
begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it.
What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife's recent
diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening e-mails he has started to
receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now
on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to
In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the
legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning
entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and
with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of
the law but of human understanding itself.