Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Patricia Covley:
For those of us of a certain age, Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent is the courtroom drama against which all others are measured. Defending Jacob measures up well.
Told from the point of view of Andy Barber, a well-respected assistant district attorney in Massachusetts, we learn of the fatal stabbing of a young student. When Andy's son, Jacob, is arrested for the murder, Andy struggles with a question every parent fears - how far would you go in defending your child? Andy and his wife are committed to proving Jacob innocent, but as their world crumbles around them, Andy wrestles with demons from his past. Can Andy's family survive the stress of Jacob's trial?
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