Search Results: "John Lescroart"


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DAMAGE by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

Ten years after his conviction, a legal technicality sets a murderous rapist free, with predictably disastrous results. Read full book review >

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TREASURE HUNT by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Worth reading only for Lescroart's customary sharp-edged portrait of the myriad temptations San Francisco offers citizens with money and power."
A month from throwing in the towel, Wyatt Hunt gets a chance to put his faltering private-investigation firm back on the map. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT CLUB by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Inside a story as big and loose-limbed as any of Dis and Abe's cases, Lescroart has hidden an uncommonly detailed story of his hero's origins and a much smaller case of double murder."
Lescroart takes a break from the long-running adventures of San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy and Lt. Abe Glitsky (The Second Chair, 2004, etc.) to audition a new detective hero. Read full book review >

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THE FALL by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"'You're never going to believe what just happened,' as The Beck's roommate tells her at one point, could be a motto, for better or worse, for the whole wild tale. The final twist, however, is sadly predictable."
Dismas Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, the most junior associate at his law firm, gets her own first case, and it's a doozy. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST LAW by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2003

"The sturdy but simple conflict between Establishment villains and a heroic band of merry men is stretched to the breaking point by male-bonding badinage and felonies obbligato."
It's lawyers vs. cops, rent-a-cops vs. cops, cops vs. cops in Lescroart's latest big bite of Bay City malfeasance (The Oath, Feb. 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MERCY RULE by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Lots going on, then, though even the most patient readers may finish the book annoyed with the score of characters left undeveloped, and the way their feelings about euthanasia have been toyed with in what turns out to be a leviathan red herring."
San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy (A Certain Justice, 1995, etc.) is back from Lescroart's disappointing Guilt (1997)—this time defending a potential case of euthanasia in a gripping but erratically plotted legal drama. Read full book review >

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FATAL by John Lescroart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Lescroart manages the first movement of this cautionary tale by mixing his pitches with exquisite control. Once the homicide investigation kicks in, things become altogether more routine, though he still has a few nifty surprises in store for fans who'd expect nothing less."
After dishing out 20-plus cases to San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy and his friends and relations (The Fall, 2015, etc.), Lescroart pens a stand-alone whose Bay Area is just as tense and treacherous even if you're not part of the justice system. Read full book review >

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THE KEEPER by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Glitsky isn't the only one who's in for a bumpy ride, for beneath the cathartic outburst of homicides are more perps than you can waggle a Taser at. The investigation, heartfelt but untidy, ranks in the middle range among Hardy and Glitsky's caseload."
Just because San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy's friend Lt. Abe Glitsky's been forced out as chief of SFPD Homicide doesn't mean he can't go back to work—as an independent investigator for Hardy himself, with all the complications fans would expect. Read full book review >

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THE OATH by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"A depressingly thorough tour of managed-care malfeasance that's a whistleblower's pipe dream—though the skullduggery is so complete, so densely imagined, and so lacking in drama that Hardy and Glitsky (The Hearing, p. 132, etc.) come up short on both mystery and suspense."
Skeletons leap from a San Francisco HMO's closet after its CEO is struck by a hit-and-run driver and dies in his company's own hospital: Lescroart's latest look at the sociology of murder. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2000

"As for brash yet appealing Dismas—in his fifth appearance (The Mercy Rule, 1998, etc.)—he is at last a true star in the lawyer-hero firmament."
A young mother is unjustly jailed, and San Francisco attorney Dismas Harvey—at his most engaging here—battles to spring her, only partly because she's his wife. Read full book review >

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THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart
Released: May 7, 2013

"Lots of great scenes shoehorned into a story that seems uncertain how to mix its social commentary and courtroom drama with the regulars' continuing soap opera."
Six years after an impromptu conspiracy locked San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy and several of his best buds into a coverup (A Plague of Secrets, 2009), the whole shooting match is threatened when one of the conspirators, Hardy's brother-in-law, Moses McGuire, is arrested for murder. Read full book review >

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BETRAYAL by John Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Sturdy wartime intrigue, subpar courtroom drama, little mystery, much righteous (and infectious) anger. A great case, but a decidedly mixed verdict."
Bay Area lawyer Dismas Hardy's first starring role since The First Law (2003) tackles a controversial subject: the independent contractors making a killing in Iraq. Read full book review >