Proving that he is truly “one of the best thriller writers to come down the pike” USA TODAY, John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, engrossing novel filled with shocking twists and turns that will keep you on your toes until the very last page. Instant new york times bestseller in “master of the legal thriller” chicago sun-times john Lescroart’s electrifying new novel, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.
The Rule of Law: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 18 #ad - Dismas hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother—a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder—has just been released.
That is, until recently, when he was shot to death—on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work.
Poison: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 17Atria Books #ad - The closer he gets to the Wagners, the clearer it becomes that Dismas has a target painted on his back. Preparing for trial, dismas investigates the Wagner clan and discovers dark, jealous siblings, twisted secrets, betrayals, gold-digging girlfriends, and blackmail. From the bestselling author whose prose “matches the best of John Grisham and Scott Turow” Providence Journal comes a gripping thriller featuring attorney Dismas Hardy as he investigates the murder of a wealthy man whose heirs are all potential suspects.
Finally recovered from two gunshot wounds, Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. With razor-sharp dialogue and whip-smart plotting, Poison once again demonstrates that “Lescroart is a master craftsman” Associated Press.
Poison: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 17 #ad - The prime suspect is wagner’s bookkeeper abby jarvis, a former client of Hardy’s, who had been receiving large sums of cash under-the-table from the company—but she insists that she’s innocent.
The Fall: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 16Atria Books #ad - At first, his only connection to Anlya’s death is the meal they shared earlier that night. But did she fall…or was she pushed? Homicide inspectors focus their attention on a likeable but naïve middle school teacher and volunteer foster care advocate. As the case rushes toward trial, and their own client, a disinterested police force, Dismas and Rebecca battle an aggressive prosecutor, who isn’t faring well in jail.
But soon his story falls apart, and Rebecca Hardy, now an associate at her father’s law firm, is drawn into his defense. When a dying woman’s last words cast a surprising new light on the evidence and problems develop with a key witness, the father-daughter duo begins to glimpse the intricate web that connects the young victim to the city’s complex political and judicial machine.
The Fall: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 16 #ad - Proving their case in court, however, will be harder, as Rebecca comes to realize that a trial doesn’t always end with the truth. A “courtroom thriller extraordinaire” providence journal from “master craftsman” Associated Press John Lescroart puts Dismas Hardy and his daughter in the middle of an uncertain murder case where winning the trial could mean losing everything.
On a cool night in may, a teenage foster child named Anlya Paulson plummets to her death from a San Francisco overpass.
The Keeper: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 15Atria Books #ad - But glitsky’s mission is to identify other possible suspects, and hal’s former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hal’s own step-mother Ruth, dangerous, beautiful, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Orosco—rich, resentful of Katie’s gatekeeping against her grandchildren.
Then, when katie’s body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself. Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth.
The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. And as glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works—only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case.
The Keeper: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 15 #ad - By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself. From new york times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.
On the evening before thanksgiving, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, Hal Chase, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend.
The Ophelia Cut: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 14Atria Books #ad - Within twenty-four hours, moses mcguire is the prime suspect in the investigation, Rick Jessup is dead, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, mcGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers.
But at what price? for the first time since 2009, morally complex situations, and relentless, Dismas Hardy, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary story-telling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, the author’s most beloved protagonist, nail-biting suspense.
. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. Moses mcguire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. But her most recent ex, rick jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.
The Ophelia Cut: A Novel Dismas Hardy Book 14 #ad - Defense attorney dismas hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend moses mcguire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to homE. As the overwhelming evidence against mcguire piles up, dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors—until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all.
When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime.
Fatal: A NovelAtria Books #ad - As the huffington post raves, “Lescroart is a master storyteller as he knows how to craft a plot and how to create fully developed characters. John lescroart’s latest spectacular new york times bestseller explores the unexpected and shattering consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple—a “dark, disturbing, satisfying read” San Francisco Chronicle that asks us to consider how much we really know about the lives of our closest friends.
Fatal is john lescroart’s most highly acclaimed and biggest selling book in recent years. Fatal is fresh proof that john lescroart is “a true master of the craft” Associated Press whose picture should be “printed beside the definition of ‘spellbinding’ in the dictionary” Suspense Magazine.
. As a san francisco police detective, Beth has seen time and again the destructive repercussions of infidelity. As the pool of suspects narrows and the mystery of who Peter Ash became during the final months of his life deepens, Beth is forced to see that the prime suspect might have been right in front of her the entire time.
Fatal: A Novel #ad - But kate, despite her happy marriage and two wonderful children, can’t get Peter Ash out of her head and initiates one intense sexual encounter. Confident that her life can now return to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Six months later, peter ash’s body washes up on a beach, and Beth is assigned the case.
In both of these departments, this book comes across as one of his best works.
A Plague of Secrets Dismas Hardy Book 13Berkley #ad - But when another murder exposes a drug-buying A-list celebrity and political clientele, a tabloid-fueled controversy takes the investigation into the realms of conspiracy and cover up. Dismas hardy, maya townshend, and wyatt hunt return when high-grade marijuana is found on a coffee-shop manager murdered in San Francisco, Abe Glitsky, it suggests that the shop's owner, may be behind more than a caffeine fix.
The Mercy Rule: A NovelDell #ad - Lescroart is in his best form yet. People once Dismas Hardy was a cop. Then one client changes everything. Graham russo, a former baseball star, is charged with murdering his dying father. Praise for the mercy Rule “Very entertaining. And what dismas knows could put him next in line to die. For dismas, about his family, this case will challenge everything he believes about the law, and about himself.
Because a chilling truth is beginning to emerge about an old man’s lonely death. A stylish whodunit. Now he spends his days in a lawyer’s suit, billing hours to a corporate client in a downtown San Francisco office. Hardy’s wife and kids like it that way. Was it suicide, a key witness he cannot believe, and families throng around the case, as a carnival of reporters, the last desperate act of a dying man? Was it murder? Or mercy?Now, activists, Dismas Hardy is going to trial with a client he doesn’t trust, lovers, cops, and a system that almost destroyed him once.
The Mercy Rule: A Novel #ad - A large and emotionally sprawling novel. Chicago tribune “as usual in a lescroart novel, character dominates plot as the author proves, yet again, that resonant drama can be found in family. The philadelphia inquirer “an edge-of-the-seat legal thriller that has it all—hot-button issues, corruption, greed, deception, and a labyrinthine plot that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
The Second Chair Dismas Hardy Book 10Berkley #ad - At the same time, hardy’s friend Abe Glitsky has just been promoted to deputy chief of the Investigations Bureau, and has trouble of his own. As the tension builds around them, hardy and amy’s search for the truth will take them down a perilous path, and force Hardy to face his own demons in order to clear his client—and save himself.
Hounded by a hostile media, distanced from day-to-day police work, Glitsky must struggle against a wave of violence that has put the city on the verge of panic. 1 new york times bestselling author john lescroart weaves together a story of a privileged youth on trial for murder and an entire city on the brink of panic in this suspensful and stylish Dismas Hardy legal thriller.
The Second Chair Dismas Hardy Book 10 #ad - Although he appears to have reached the top, rainmaker and managing partner of his thriving San Francisco law firm, Dismas Hardy, has lost his faith in the justice system. When his young associate, he decides to sit second chair—in defense of a wealthy, Amy Wu, brings in a high profile, controversial double murder case, privileged young man even he has trouble believing.
Betrayal Dismas Hardy Book 12Berkley #ad - Scholler had plenty of reasons for revenge—but as Dismas delves into the case, he begins to uncover a terrible truth that drops him right into the complicated world of government conspiracy, assassination, and betrayal. New york times bestselling author John Lescroart presents an ambitious thriller featuring San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy.
Betrayal Dismas Hardy Book 12 #ad - Betrayal is provocative…a tour de force of a legal thriller. The providence journaldismas Hardy agrees to take an appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler.
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The philadelphia Inquirer “A wonderful novel. One of the best in this flourishing genre to come along in a while. The washington post book World “Begin Guilt over a weekend. Robust and intelligent entertainment. Publishers Weekly. Praise for guilt “A well-paced legal thriller. A great thriller: breakneck pacing, electrifying courtroom scenes, and a cast of richly crafted characters.
Guilt Abe Glitsky Book 2 #ad - People mark dooher is a prosperous San Francisco attorney and a prominent Catholic, the last person anyone would suspect of a brutal crime. But dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder. Charged with savagely killing his own wife, from a beautiful, Dooher is fighting for his reputation and his life in a high-profile case that is drawing dozens of lives into its wake—from former spouses to former friends, naive young attorney to a defense lawyer whose own salvation depends on getting his client off.
Now, as the trial builds to a crescendo, as evidence is sifted and witnesses discredited, as a good cop tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and a D.