Summary

Alas, just as Paul Giannis starts his run for mayor of Kindle County, identical twin Cass is released from prison 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of girlfriend Athena Kronon. Now Athenas death is being reinvestigated. A wrenching story of violence, betrayal, and human credibility framed by the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux; a 700,000-copy first printing.


IDENTICAL, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins Paul and Cass Giannis and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The novel focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Athena's murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business ZP, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective. The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: people will believe what they want to believe.