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 »f power.
Somewhere in the once-placid streets of San Francisco, a young man is on the run, charged by the media with a crime he didn't commit, hounded by demagogues, hunted by a desperate police department. One cop knows that Kevin Shea is innocent of a brutal racial murder. An ambitious politician will use Shea for her own ends. And a down-and-out lawyer is all that stands between Kevin Shea and an even more atrocious crime. For when there's no law left, justice is the only hope.« less
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Bruce - reviewed A Certain Justice (Abe Glitsky, Bk 1) on
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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.
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.