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A Certain Justice (Abe Glitsky, Bk 1)
A Certain Justice - Abe Glitsky, Bk 1
Author: John Lescroart
A brutal murder rocks a city. An innocent man stands accused. And justice is the next to die. — In a city of tolerance and hope, everything came apart.??One man died?at the hands of another. The next victim was killed by a mob. Now fires burn in the night, helicopters throb through the air, and politicians, lawyers and cops vie for the remnants o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451217769
ISBN-10: 0451217764
Publication Date: 2/7/2006
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Certain Justice (Abe Glitsky, Bk 1) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The innocent man wrongly accused: it's a story idea strong enough that Alfred Hitchcock made many of his movies based on it. In John Lescroart's "A Certain Justice", we get a different take on this theme; although this is well-traveled ground, Lescroart is creative enough to add a couple new things and make an entertaining page-turner.
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I loved this book and so did my husband. Could not guess the ending! Beseiged Glitsky faces a riot-plagued San Francisco following a racial hanging. Politics interfere and only his genius prevails.
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Lescroart is one of my favorite authors and I don't know how I missed this one! A great story about bigotry causing San Francisco to have riots and fires and looting. The center of the story is Abe Glitsky (San Francisco police lieutenant) who just doesn't believe that the photo in the papers proves a man's guilt. Because he insists on investigating "by the book", he makes waves that reach Washington, D.C. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and about halfway through it, I couldn't stop until I was done. :)
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A nail-biter from start to finish. Some of Lescroart's best characters are in great form here, including Wes Farrell as he tries to regain his faith in the justice system by helping an innocent man.
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This is not Lescroat's first novel but his first novel centering on police inspector Abe Glitsky. The book is a little stilted, the author spends too much time away from the main plot. After reading the book, the actual plot takes up only a fraction of a 400+ page novel. It was also missing the witticism of his other works, at least until Dismas Hardy shows up late in the novel. If you are a Lescroat fan, you will still enjoy reading "A Certain Justice". If you are new to the author, start with a different one.
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reviewed A Certain Justice (Abe Glitsky, Bk 1) on
I'm not much for mysteries & thrillers. Handed to me by a friend who knew I grew up in The City, he wanted to know if the places mentioned in the book were fact or fiction. I started skimming thru the book only to find myself reading it. The names of the streets & districts are real. As I read I found myself walking on the streets & through the neighborhoods, remembering how things were. It's been a while. Hard for me to visualize the things that happened in the book happening int The City by the Bay, but it makes for a good read. I've recommended it to all my friends & relatives who still live in The City & in the Bay Area.
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This is a gripping story. It is ideologically scary.
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if you like murder mysteries, this one should keep you a bit spellbound. Blair

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