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The Vig (Dismas Hardy, Bk 2)
The Vig - Dismas Hardy, Bk 2
Author: John Lescroart
Soldier. Cop. Lawyer. Dismas Hardy's done the tough jobs, and had some tough luck. Now he's kicking back and tending bar at the Shamrock in San Francisco. But the past returns in the form of Rusty Ingraham -- former fellow prosecutor who drops by for a drink, warning Hardy that a perp they put away nearly ten years ago just got released....  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451219152
ISBN-10: 0451219155
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Although intended to be a stand alone, I would strongly recommend reading the previous Dismas Hardy book entitled "Dead Irish" to understand some of the self-torment on the part of Dismas Hardy that continues into this book.

For those that have read "Dead Irish", this book is not nearly so dark and tortured. Not that it's a comedy since there are plenty of people dying, being set up in criminal schemes and hard choices are faced by many of the main characters. However, the overall climate of the book is much less severe.

As to the general plot - an old colleague of Hardy's named Rusty from the DA's office warns him that a murderer who had threatened to kill them both when he was released was being released soon. Rusty's houseboat becomes the scene of an apparent double murder and it turns out that lots of people had a motive to kill Rusty, including an ex-cop, a jealous husband, the mafia, a prosecutor and the ex-con murderer.
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A great story teller, I love Dismas, you really get to know the guy. Hoping along that he finds the murderer. You just can't put the book down.
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A "Hardy" book for adults.....Dismis Hardy that is....great SF attorney character. I love all his books.
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Lescroart kept me going back and forth until very close to the end on "who did it." Too often, I can figure out the ending long before the last chapter. I took this book along with me, out of the house, just in case I might be able to slip in a couple of pages of reading. I rarely take a book off my nightstand. The characters are also well-developed and invited me to engage in their lives.
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too many characters to keep up with along with too many explanations of each characters problem, etc and etc.
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nine and a half years ago, a young thug leaving the courtoom after his sentencing promised to kill two prosecutors. He just got out of prison. One of the prosecutors is missing. The other one, Dismas Hardy is running out of time....

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