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|Genre||Legal thriller, Crime novel|
|Publisher||Farrar Straus & Giroux|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||468 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|Preceded by||'The Burden of Proof'|
|Followed by||'The Laws of Our Fathers'|
The novel begins with a middle-aged lawyer, basically waiting to retire, being assigned by his firm to track down another attorney who has embezzled millions from the firm and disappeared.
Many of the minor characters in Pleading Guilty also appear in Turow's other novels, which are all set in fictional, Midwestern Kindle County.
A pilot for a television show based on Pleading Guilty was shot in 2010 but not picked up by the Fox network.
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