October 31, 1994 |
Asoggy Florida rain had let up in time to move the lavish party out under the night sky. On that evening in May of 1993, booksellers, editors and their guests sipped and mingled in honor of Scott Turow, the best-selling lawyer/author of "Presumed Innocent" and the new "Pleading Guilty." Turow accepted compliment after compliment for his nimble legal thrillers, but he was not the center of activity. Instead, his publisher and host, Roger Straus Sr.