Book Reviews of Hard Evidence (Dismas Hardy, Bk 3)

Hard Evidence (Dismas Hardy, Bk 3)
Hard Evidence - Dismas Hardy, Bk 3
Author: John Lescroart
ISBN-13: 9780804112758
ISBN-10: 0804112754
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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I have been reading Lescroart's series featuring attorney Dismas Hardy all out of order; fortunately, "Hard Evidence" stands up well on its own. The author provides a brief update regarding what must be several novels worth of tumultuous events in the lives of Hardy and his wife while quickly moving on to the mystery at the core of the novel. Hardy has rejoined the San Francisco DA office and, while toiling away at the sort of low-level crimes addressed by junior staff, finds himself investigating the murder of a wealthy and prominent businessman. With the help of his buddy, police detective Abe Glitzky, Hardy searches for the murderer while striving to maintain the stability of his marriage and resolve his own doubts about his chosen career. It is not too hard to figure out who was the murderer, and the plot twist that puts Hardy on the side of the defense is so heavily foreshadowed (and practically given away altogether on the back cover of the book) that I spent the whole first half of the book wondering when it would finally arrive. However, "Hard Evidence" strikes a good balance between plot-driven and character-driven elements. The recurring characters are central to the story and are given plenty to do even as readers get to visit with old friends.
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Fascinating story--keeps one reading page after page.
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Book #3 - what a story teller Lescroart is!
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Was rather disappointed in this Dismas Hardy Book, but still worth reading and passing to another reader.
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"A gripping courtroom drama that may well be Loescroart's breakthrough novel...As always, Lescroart creates compelling, credible characters and holds the reader's attention through every step of the plot." -- Publishers Weekly

I concur completely. Paul C.
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"Blockbuster courtroom drama...So keen you almost forget there's a mystery too...Lescroart's lad-back soft-shoe approach to gegal intrigue is all his own."--Kirkus Reviews
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If you are a fan of any detective series stories, then get started on Dismas Hardy. Lescroart develops the character throughout the series as he evolves from grieving young father hiding in a bar to defense attorney who started out as war hero, who transitioned to a cop, then turned to law. This book is the third in line that finishes the staging for all the other books after it. Reading Book 1, then 2, then 3, shows Lescroart knew his plan from the get-go. Truly enjoyable story line.
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Court room drama with lots of mystery. One of my favorite authors.
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Silicone Valley is the setting for bizarre events.
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GREAT BOOK
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ANOTHER GREAT DISMIS HARDY
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In his third Dismas Hardy novel, John Lescroart turns to a legal procedural mystery style, with Dis working in the DA's office again. There's more background development of Dis and some other continuing characters, and more insight into relationships. Even so, he doesn't skimp on a complex and satisfying mystery plot.
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Great story as usual by this author!
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When the body of a billionaire washes up on shore, Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Franciso's murder trial of the century. The suspect, a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But then a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open and Dismas finds himself on the other side.
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A legal thriller from the New York Times bestselling author. A body washes up on shore and the D.A. is first the prosecutor and then crazy things happen and he's the defense lawyer.
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A dead Silicon Valley billionaire is dead. The suspect: A Japanse call girl with a long list of prominent clients. Dismus Hardy finds himself as a lawyer for the defense...
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Give a reating of 3
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A gripping courtroom drama that may well be Lescroart's breakthrough novel. When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D. A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trail of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients.
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very engrossing page-turner. keeps your interest all the way through. Some great twists which leave you guessing 'whodunit'.