new york times best seller !
This is another excellently written book by Lescroart. The plot, the characters and the writing are all first-rate. For those who enjoy court procedurals, police procedurals, mysteries and plain great writing I recommend this one. Paul C. (pablo guitarist)
I enjoyed all of the twists this book took from beginning to end. It was really well-paced, with good character development.
To the outside world it looks like Dismas Hardy is finally on top. A managing partner at this thriving newly reorgnized law firm, he's a rain-maker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking chances in a courtroom - But, what the world sees is a mirage. For beneath the surface bravado and the lucritive dealmaking, Hardy has lost his faith in the law.
Now Hardy's young associate, Amy Wu, suddenly rootless and grieving over the recent death of her father brings the firm a high profile and challenging case: Andrew Bartlett, the 17 year old son of a prominant San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher. The D.A. wants to try him as an adult, but Wu cuts a deal to keep him in Juvenile court - A deal that she's forced to break.
Another great entry in the Dismas Hardy series. This time, Diz is back in the courtroom and enjoying it.
I loved this book ! The characters were so believable, and the reader was able to put themselves into the situations, and contimplate how they would handle the situation and if the reader agreed or not with decisions made by the characters. Plus you really want to know what happens.
Dismas Hardy sits second chair to his young associate Amy Wu to salvage his firm's reputation and help defend the life of a seventeen-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, through mounting evidence against their client. With very little belief in his young client's innocence and even less in the legal system, Hardy first has to conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client and save himself.
Lescroart, the "master" of the legal thriller, delivers a powerhouse novel of deadly secrets, priveleged youth and uncertain justice...
This book is missing it's dustjacket, but is in otherwise great condition. Sorry, but I have two small children, and sometimes dust jackets get lost.