"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.
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