John Kroger is the Attorney General of Oregon. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, he previously served as a United States Marine, federal prosecutor, and law professor.
"Engrossing . . . The best book about being a federal prosecutor since Jeffrey Toobin's Opening Arguments." --Scott Turow
"Exhaustive and fair-minded . . . Kroger's assessment of the federal prosecutor's problematic, overly powerful role in the legal system is well rendered and crisply delivered." --Kirkus Reviews
"A thoughtful, compulsively readable assessment of the American justice system's struggles with the greatest social evils of our time . . . [Kroger] accomplishes more in a few hundred pages than many professional journalists and legal scholars achieve in a thousand." --Matt Buckingham, Willamette Week
"I have read dozens of books by and about prosecutors. Kroger's is one of the best." --Steve Weinberg, The Oregonian
"The extraordinarily intimate account of a prosecutor's coming-of-age . . . Essential reading." --Terri Jentz, author of Strange Piece of Paradise
"Kroger wins here as he did in the courtroom--with simplicity and candor, passion and integrity, and a ferocious, persuasive intelligence." --Susan Choi, author of American Woman