Author Scott Turow told the Associated Press he has written approximately one-quarter of a new novel featuring the famed chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich who investigated, and was eventually accused of, the murder of his colleague and former mistress, Carolyn Polhemus. PRESUMED INNOCENT was turned into the 1990 feature film starring Harrison Ford, as Rusty Sabich, and Greta Scacchi.
The author said, "I got the idea a couple of years ago when I was working on a serialized book for The New York Times. I had this image of a man sitting on a bed, near the body of a dead woman. And then I realized, 'Wait a minute, that guy on the bed is Rusty Sabich!' And that's how I began the new book."
The new novel will not be published until at least the summer of 2009, reports Turow, who continues to work as an attorney.