John Lescroart - Author

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of twenty-four previous novels (sixteen New York Times bestsellers), including The 13th Juror, Damage, The Hunter, and The Ophelia Cut. His books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in seventy-five countries. He lives in Northern California.

Featured books by John Lescroart

The Keeper

The Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2014

Other books by John Lescroart

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

John Lescroart, bestselling author of the Dismas Hardy series, whose recent titles include THE FALL, THE KEEPER and THE OPHELIA CUT, returns with a gripping one-off thriller about a deadly love affair that will enthrall fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Kate is happily married to Ron with two children and a beautiful home in San Francisco. But everything changes when Kate meets Peter. What begins as a passing fancy develops into a dangerous obsession and one intense, passionate encounter. Confident that life can go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Until a masked man fires a weapon into the crowd of a cafe that Kate is in with her best friend. This tragedy is just the first in a series of horrifying events that will show exactly how fatal the consequences of one mistake can be...

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Fatal A captivating thriller of a love affair that turns deadly

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2017

John Lescroart, bestselling author of the Dismas Hardy series, whose recent titles include THE FALL, THE KEEPER and THE OPHELIA CUT, returns with a gripping one-off thriller about a deadly love affair that will enthrall fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Kate is happily married to Ron with two children and a beautiful home in San Francisco. But everything changes when Kate meets Peter. What begins as a passing fancy develops into a dangerous obsession and one intense, passionate encounter. Confident that life can go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Until a masked man fires a weapon into the crowd of a cafe that Kate is in with her best friend. This tragedy is just the first in a series of horrifying events that will show exactly how fatal the consequences of one mistake can be...

Fatal

Fatal

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2017

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple.Kate loves her life. At forty-four, shes happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession and Kates fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Not long after their affair, a masked man barges into the caf Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be. An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral ambiguity, John Lescroarts latest thriller will excite and satisfy both his current and new fans.

The Fall (Dismas Hardy series, book 16) A complex and gripping legal thriller

The Fall (Dismas Hardy series, book 16) A complex and gripping legal thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

From John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of THE OPHELIA CUT and THE KEEPER, comes THE FALL - the riveting new legal thriller featuring Dismas Hardy and introducing his daughter Rebecca. Late one night, fostered teen Anlya Paulson plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed? Pushed to find a suspect, homicide inspectors focus on naive school teacher Greg Treadway, who volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. But by the time Greg's murder trial is underway, lawyer Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, have unearthed some alternative harrowing possibilities: a missing stepfather, a roommate who ran an escort service, and Anlya's own birth mother. How will they get these theories in front of the jury? And, if they can, what price will they have to pay?

Silent Hunt

Silent Hunt

Author: John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology Face Off, John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker team up for the first time ever, along with their characters - Wyatt Hunt, hero of three of Lescorart's Hunt Club thrillers; and Joe Trona from Parker's Edgar Award-winning Silent Joe. What begins as a relaxing fishing vacation among friends quickly descends into chaos when Hunt and Trona are drawn into a local gang war in the heart of a tiny Mexican village. When an innocent family is taken hostage, Hunt and Trona have no choice but to set aside their fishing poles and set a trap for some much bigger prey. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!

The Keeper (Dismas Hardy series, book 15) A riveting and complex courtroom thriller

The Keeper (Dismas Hardy series, book 15) A riveting and complex courtroom thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

THE KEEPER is the latest thriller in the bestselling Dismas Hardy series by master of legal suspense, John Lescroart. When prison guard Hal Chase's wife, Katie, goes missing on Thanksgiving Eve, he quickly becomes the prime suspect. Now it's up to lawyer Dismas Hardy to lead his defence. Chase and Katie's marriage had been fraught with problems. He certainly had motive to want her out of his life. But as Hardy and former homicide detective Abe Glitsky delve deeper into the case, many details seem off, including the death of an inmate in the jail where Chase worked. Amid a backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. And as the death count rises, he realises the next victim could be him...

Silent Hunt

Silent Hunt

Author: John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2014

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker team up for the first time ever, along with their charactersWyatt Hunt, hero of three of Lescorarts Hunt Club thrillers; and Joe Trona from Parkers Edgar Awardwinning Silent Joe.What begins as a relaxing fishing vacation among friends quickly descends into chaos when Hunt and Trona are drawn into a local gang war in the heart of a tiny Mexican village. When an innocent family is taken hostage, Hunt and Trona have no choice but to set aside their fishing poles and set a trap for some much bigger prey.For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven stories in FaceOff!

Keeper

Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hals wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardys wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself.Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases marriage was fraught with problems; Hals alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitskys mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Oroscorich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hals former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hals own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katies gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal worksonly one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katies body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well.Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

Keeper

Keeper

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hals wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardys wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself.Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases marriage was fraught with problems; Hals alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitskys mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Oroscorich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hals former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hals own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katies gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal worksonly one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katies body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well.Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy series, book 14) A page-turning crime thriller filled with darkness and suspense

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy series, book 14) A page-turning crime thriller filled with darkness and suspense

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Defence attorney Dismas Hardy takes on his most personal case yet When Moses McGuire's daughter is raped by her ex-boyfriend, Rick Jessup, he vows to get his revenge. So when Rick is found dead the next day, Moses is arrested for murder. Dismas Hardy has no hesitation in defending his old friend but as the evidence against him starts piling up Hardy can't help wondering, what if he's actually guilty? And to make matters even more complicated, the case threatens to bring to light an old secret that could destroy Hardy's career. With the trial going against him, Hardy must draw on all his legal ingenuity until he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price? The Ophelia Cut pits lifelong friends against one another, where truth does not always lead to justice and where long buried secrets still have the power to redeem or destroy.

Ophelia Cut

Ophelia Cut

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isnt willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues careers.As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurorsuntil, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the authors most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroarts extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

Ophelia Cut

Ophelia Cut

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isnt willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues careers.As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurorsuntil, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the authors most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroarts extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt, book 3) A dark and intense thriller

The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt, book 3) A dark and intense thriller

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

It started with an anonymous text: How did your mother die? Private Investigator Wyatt Hunt has never been interested in finding his birth parents, but the discovery that his mother was murdered and the main suspect was his father leaves him with no choice but to take on a case he never knew existed. With the trail of the forty-year-old case long gone cold, Hunt's first priority is to find out who the mysterious texter is and that person's connection to him. But in confronting his past, could Hunt find himself up against a killer who's still very much alive and very dangerous? From the dark streets of San Francisco to the Jonestown massacre in the remote jungles of Guyana, thriller-master John Lescroart weaves a shocking tale about the skeletons inside family closets and the mortal danger outside the front door.

Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt, book 2) A riveting crime thriller with unexpected twists

Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt, book 2) A riveting crime thriller with unexpected twists

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

When Mickey Dade discovers the body of Dominic Como, he sees this as his chance to prove himself. He's been stuck behind a desk at Wyatt Hunt's private investigative service, The Hunt Club, but now seizes the opportunity to work on a real case. Como was one of San Francisco's most high-profile fundraisers and one suspect in the case is Como's business associate, Alicia Thorpe - young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey's friends. As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that Como was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this - and more about Como - than she's letting on. As the case reaches its nail-biting conclusion, Mickey Dade finds his world crumbling around him as he learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well.

Dismas Hardy Omnibus

Dismas Hardy Omnibus

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2012

A collection of three Dismas Hardy classics by master storyteller John Lescroart, in what has been described by Lee Child as 'Today's best legal series'. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and William J. Coughlin. The First Law:An elderly shop owner is found dead. Glitsky is hitting brick walls as he tries to get help from homicide, while Hardy finds himself defending a friend who's been accused of the death. Blocked at every turn, Hardy and Glitsky are forced to protect themselves, as well as their nearest and dearest, as they step into a world where the only law is survival...The Second Chair: Hardy has a high-profile and challenging case: a seventeen-year-old arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his teacher. With little belief in his client's innocence, and even less in the legal system, Hardy has to conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client...and save himself.The Motive: Glitsky is thrust into a controversial double homicide investigation. Convinced the officer has the wrong suspect - Hardy's old girlfriend - he breaks ranks to continue his own investigation. And so begins a search that reveals a trail of deception that leads beyond San Francisco, where exposing secrets can be the most deadly offence...What readers are saying about the Dismas Hardy series:'The storylines are always strong and each book is satisfying on every level''If you like courtroom drama and legal thrillers, this series never disappoints''The more we get to know Dismas Hardy and the other characters of John Lescroart's San Francisco, the more we appreciate them as well-drawn, three-dimensional characters'

First Law (Dismas Hardy series, book 9)

First Law (Dismas Hardy series, book 9)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

The first law. The last resort. Forsaken by the law, Hardy, Glitsky and even their families are caught in the crossfire, under direct threat. The First Law is the ninth book in John Lescroart's Dismas Hardy series; perfect for fans of John Sandford and Michael Lister. 'Lescroart's expert crafting turns this legal thriller into quite a wild ride' - BooklistPatrol Specials, a private police force that keeps watch for paying clients, date back to the wilder days of San Francisco's past. Unfortunately, Sam Silverman, an elderly shop owner, could no longer afford Patrol Special protection, and now he may have paid with his life. But Lt. Abe Glitsky, stuck in a paper-pushing job after being injured on duty, is hitting brick walls as he tries to get help from homicide. And his friend, Dismas Hardy, putting together a high-stakes lawsuit against the Patrol Specials, suddenly finds himself defending a friend and local bar owner who's been accused of Silverman's death. Now, blocked at every turn, both Hardy and Glitsky may be forced to protect not only themselves, but their nearest and dearest - as they step cautiously into a world where the only law is survival...What readers are saying about The First Law:'The First Law takes our relationship with the characters to a new level''Gripping, tense and shocking''The darkest book Lescroart ever wrote'

Second Chair (Dismas Hardy series, book 10)

Second Chair (Dismas Hardy series, book 10)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

San Francisco is a city on the brink of panic...John Lescroart skilfully and subtly weaves together a story of a privileged youth on trial for murder, and an entire city on the brink of panic, taking this popular series to new heights of stylish suspense. Perfect for fans of Lee Child and John Sandford. 'Lescroart plays out clues with the patience and cunning of a master fly fisherman' - Orlando SentinelTo the outside world, it looks like Dismas Hardy is finally on top. A managing partner at his thriving law firm but beneath the surface bravado, Hardy has lost his faith in the law. Now he has a high-profile and challenging case: a seventeen-year-old arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher. As the case moves swiftly to trial, Hardy can't even turn to his old friend Abe Glitsky for help. San Francisco has been seized by a wave of violence and an embattled Glitsky must somehow stop the criminal upsurge while being hounded by a hostile media. With the city on the verge of panic, Hardy's search for the truth takes him down a perilous path. With very little belief in his young client's innocence, and even less in the legal system, Hardy has to conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client... and save himself.What readers are saying about The Second Chair:'Once again, Lescroart proves he is the master of this genre''The Second Chair is second to none''John Lescroart weaves a tangled web of suspense back and forth with thick intensity'

Motive (Dismas Hardy series, book 11)

Motive (Dismas Hardy series, book 11)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky seek answers for San Francisco's mayor, in this gripping murder mystery. The Motive is the eleventh book in John Lescoart's Dismas Hardy series and is perfect for fans of Scott Turow and Deborah Hawkins.'Surpasses anything Grisham ever wrote and bears comparison with Turow' - Washington PostIt starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims, the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation. Dan Cuneo, the officer on the case, is immediately wary of Glitsky and doesn't hide his distrust. Matters are made worse when Cuneo starts to focus on his primary suspect - an old girlfriend of Dismas Hardy. Convinced that Hardy's client is the wrong suspect, Glitsky breaks ranks within the police department to continue his own investigation. As Hardy's murder trial builds to its stunning conclusion, Glitsky's search for the truth does more than fuel suspicion against the two men. It reveals a trail of deception that leads beyond San Francisco, where exposing desperate secrets can be the most deadly offence.What readers are saying about The Motive:'Seamless writing''A great 'whodunit' and a terrific courtroom drama all rolled into one''Engrossing to the very last page'

Suspect

Suspect

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

Innocence is no guarantee of justice...John Lescroart, bestselling author of the Dismas Hardy series, returns with a gripping standalone murder mystery, The Suspect. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and Steve Martini. 'One smooth ride, and a fine legal thriller to boot' - Philadelphia Enquirer Dr. Caryn Dryden is found dead in her hot tub, and homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Caryn recently asked for a divorce ... and Stuart stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi-that he was at his cabin on Echo Lake that weekend-doesn't keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will. Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy's firm, is eager to take on such a high-profile case, especially when the client's innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. But as the damning facts accumulate, and as the rabid press concludes that Stuart is guilty, Gina must face the possibility that Stuart may not find mercy in the courtroom either.

Betrayal (Dismas Hardy series, book 12)

Betrayal (Dismas Hardy series, book 12)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

Betrayal, revenge and unsuspected truths...Dismas Hardy gets caught up in the complicated world of government conspiracy when he takes on the challenging case of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler. Betrayal is the twelfth thriller in John Lescroart's Dismas Hardy series. Perfect for fans of John Sandford and J.J. Miller. 'A tour de force of a legal thriller... Easily usurps the latest from Grisham and Turow' - Providence JournalWhen Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-time - the sensational clash between National Guard reservist Evan Scholler and an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict: Nolan's relationship with Evan's girlfriend back home in the States; followed by a deadly incident in which Nolan's apparent mistake results in the death of an innocent Iraqi family as well as seven men in Evan's platoon. As the murky relationship between the U.S. government and its private contractors plays out in the personal drama of these two men, and the consequences become a desperate matter of life and death, Dismas Hardy begins to uncover a terrible and perilous truth that takes him far beyond the case and into the realm of assassination and treason. From the treacherous streets of Iraq to the courtrooms of California, Betrayal is a magnificent tour de force of pure storytelling.What readers are saying about Betrayal:'The courtroom scenes are simply brilliant [...] they kept me awake all night''So full of twists and turns that it was impossible to put down''Once again a compulsive read - kept me riveted from beginning to end'

Plague of Secrets (Dismas Hardy series, book 13)

Plague of Secrets (Dismas Hardy series, book 13)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

A drug-based multiple-murder investigation has some shocking revelations in the page-turning thirteenth thriller in the Dismas Hardy series. A Plague of Secrets by the critically acclaimed John Lescroart is perfect for fans of J.J. Miller and Michael Connelly.'The best of the best: the best yet in today's best legal thriller series' - Lee ChildWhen Dylan Vogler, the manager of the Bay Beans West coffee shop, is murdered, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business? As another of Maya's acquaintances is murdered, and as the names of the celebrity, political, and even law-enforcement customers come to light, tabloid-fuelled controversy takes the investigation into the realms of conspiracy and cover-up. Prosecutors close in on Maya, who has a deep secret of her own - a secret she needs to protect at all costs during her very public trial, where not only her future but the entire political landscape of San Francisco hangs in the balance, hostage to an explosive secret that Dismas Hardy is privilege-bound to protect.What readers are saying about A Plague of Secrets:'A brilliant case, brilliantly written, brilliant courtroom scenes, brilliant characterisation [...] brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!''The drama that unfolds kept my heart pounding, right until the shocking climax of the story''The dialogue was clever, at times funny, and always true to its character. A Plague of Secrets is truly a page turner that is enjoyable from beginning to end'

Damage

Damage

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice. Perfect for fans of Faye Kellerman and John Grisham. 'Damage will leave you gasping' - Suspense MagazineThe Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who've lined every important pocket in the Bay Area. So when Ro Curtlee was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job. The lead prosecutor's dreams of becoming DA were dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department's payroll office. And then Ro Curtlee's lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail. Within twenty-four hours, a fire kills the original trial's star witness, and then a second fire claims another participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars and just how far across the line is he prepared to go in pursuit of justice?What readers are saying about Damage:'A great plot, great characters and a lot of late nights reading just one more page''A righteous and very cleverly constructed thriller''This story built up a lot of emotion within me: empathy for the victims and hate for the perpetrators. The wish for justice was intensely felt'

Thirteenth Juror (Dismas Hardy series, book 4)

Thirteenth Juror (Dismas Hardy series, book 4)

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

He is obsessed with her innocence. He will be destroyed by her guilt...John Lescroart writes a gripping courtroom thriller delving deep into the life and mind of the suspect in The Thirteenth Juror, the fourth novel in the Dismas Hardy series. Perfect for fans of J.J. Miller and John Sandford. 'I double-dare you to begin reading John T. Lescroart's new suspense trial novel and put it down... This one is on the money' - Larry King, USA TodayDismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defence of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defence that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe. As the trial progresses, the complex truth itself begins to change, to bend, to fade in and out of focus as the clock keeps ticking on Jennifer's fate, until there seems only one person left to convince, and she is 'the 13th juror' - the judge. The 13th Juror is a stunning and suspenseful novel of moral ambiguity, of good intentions, bad judgements and the tortuous path to ultimate justice.What readers are saying about The Thirteenth Juror:'Intricate, multi-layered story that goes way beyond the basics''It was hard to put this book down!''Keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end'

Certain Justice

Certain Justice

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

A brutal murder rocks a city. An innocent man stands accused. And justice is the next to die. A novel that examines the nature of justice - and injustice - follows an ordinary man who, through no fault of his own, is hounded, hunted, and almost destroyed for a crime he did not commit. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Mark Nolan. 'Catapults Lescroart into the top ranks of crime writers' - PlayboyIn San Francisco--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 of power. Somewhere in the once-placid streets of San Francisco, a young man is on the run, charged by the media with a crFime 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.What readers are saying about A Certain Justice:'A mystery thriller with twists and turns as fast as a bullet''You'll not be able to put the book down until you've read the last word''Compelling story of how justice can be manipulated by people in high places'

The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, book 1) A gripping and breath-taking murder mystery

The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, book 1) A gripping and breath-taking murder mystery

Author: John Lescroart Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

A federal judge is murdered, found shot in his home together with the body of his mistress. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it looks like a case of a wife's jealousy and rage. But the judge had some powerful enemies... Meanwhile, Private Investigator Wyatt Hunt finds himself smitten with the beautiful and enigmatic Andrea Parisi, a celebrity television lawyer. But Andrea, too, had a connection to the judge, along with a client that had everything to gain from the judge's death. And then she suddenly disappears. . . . Andrea becomes Juhle's prime suspect. Wyatt Hunt thinks she may be a kidnap victim, or worse, another murder victim. And far more than that, she's someone with whom he believes he may have a future. As the search for Andrea intensifies, Hunt gathers a loose band of friends and associates willing to bend and even break the rules, leading to a chilling confrontation from which none of them might escape.

Hunter

Hunter

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades. His familys dark past unfurls in dead ends. Child Protective Services, who suspected but never could prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mothers drug-addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable. And who is the texter, and how is this person connected to Hunt?Yet in the present, time is running out. The texter, who insists the killer is out there, refuses to be identified. The cat-and-mouse game leads Hunt across the country and eventually to places far more exotic and far more dangerous. As the chase escalates, so does the threat, for the killer has a secret that can only be trusted to the grave. Thriller master John Lescroart weaves a shocking, suspenseful tale about the skeletons inside family closets . . . and the mortal danger outside the front door.

Hunter

Hunter

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades. His familys dark past unfurls in dead ends. Child Protective Services, who suspected but never could prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mothers drug-addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable. And who is the texter, and how is this person connected to Hunt?Yet in the present, time is running out. The texter, who insists the killer is out there, refuses to be identified. The cat-and-mouse game leads Hunt across the country and eventually to places far more exotic and far more dangerous. As the chase escalates, so does the threat, for the killer has a secret that can only be trusted to the grave. Thriller master John Lescroart weaves a shocking, suspenseful tale about the skeletons inside family closets . . . and the mortal danger outside the front door.

First Thrills: Volume 4

First Thrills: Volume 4

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime stories to sweeping global conspiracies, this is a cross section of today's hottest thriller-writing talent. This original collection is now split into four e-book volumes, packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem!First Thrills: Volume 4 contains stories seven original stories by:John LescroartAlex Kava and Deb CarlinJohn Lutz and Lise S. BakerCJ LyonsCynthia RobinsonMarc PaolettiBill CameronAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Son of Holmes

Son of Holmes

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2011

The reliably excellent John Lescroart (Publishers Weekly), acclaimed author of the bestselling novels featuring attorney Dismas Hardy, here offers a rich and engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I and introduces us to Auguste Lupa. The rumor is that he is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And the truth of his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent and uncover an ingenious act of sabotage.... Raymond Chandler once wrote that the test of a first-rate murder mystery is whether you would keep reading it if the last chapter and the revelation of whodunit were missing. In the matter of John Lescroart, I would keep reading any of his books, even without that last chapter. Fort Worth Star-Telegram A gifted writer with a distinctive voice. I read him with great pleasure. Richard North Patterson[A] master yarn spinner. Booklist

Rasputin's Revenge

Rasputin's Revenge

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2011

In Son of Holmes, John Lescroart introduced Auguste Lupa, reputed son of the greatest detective of all time... and possessor of a brilliant deductive mind in his own right. Now, in Rasputins Revenge, Lupa is summoned to the court of the Russian Czar where, with a bit of unexpected assistance from none other than Holmes and Watson, he untangles a chilling plot that holds the Winter Palace in a lethal grip.... Praise for Son of Holmes and John LescroartA riveting thriller. BooklistDetective fans will lap up the details ofLupas [Holmesian] heritage. Publishers WeeklyRaymond Chandler once wrote that the test of a first-rate murder mystery is whether you would keep reading it if the last chapter and the revelation of whodunit were missing. In the matter of John Lescroart, I would keep reading any of his books, even without that last chapter. Fort Worth Star-Telegram Amusing and intriguing. Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

Damage

Damage

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires whove lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the familys heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police departments payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their lives.And then Ro Curtlees lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trials star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars?

Damage

Damage

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires whove lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the familys heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police departments payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their lives. And then Ro Curtlees lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trials star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars?

Sunburn

Sunburn

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2010

On Spains Costa Brava, passion and intrigue are everywhere especially in the hearts of those who dwell there. As the dictator Franco teeters on the edge of death a death that will completely overturn the political structure of Spain two couples are entwined. One, a husband and wife bored with the existence they have drifted into. The other, a passionate, combative pair who relish every moment of life. Into this potent mix a young American arrives, seeking his missing lover bringing a shadow of danger into the machinations already at work. Soon the political tension in the country reaches the breaking point, and that danger becomes an all-too-stark realityas a heartrending misunderstanding unravels the fragile bonds of love and loyalty, and leads to a tragedy that will forever change the lives of everyone it touches. A terrific yarn spinner. Chicago Sun-TimesLescroarts a pro. Jonathan Kellerman

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2010

Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but thats all hes been doing at Wyatt Hunts private investigative service, The Hunt Club. His itch to be active is answered when a body is discovered: Its Dominic Como, one of San Franciscos most high profile activistsa charismatic man known as much for his expensive suits as his work on a half-dozen nonprofit boards. One person of interest in the case is Comos business associate, Alicia Thorpeyoung, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickeys friends.As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that the citys golden fundraiser was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about thisand more about Comothan shes letting on. Treasure Hunt is both a nail-biting thriller and a coming-of-age story, filled with Lescroarts trademark San Francisco flavors. Mickey Dade, its young protagonist, gradually learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well, as the world he thought he knew unravels around him.

Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2009

When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, hes worried. Frannies a great mother. Turns out theres a good explanation: shes in jail.Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand juryand refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, whos accused of killing his wife. Now its up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumontand why? Hes looking for the truth. But hes not quite sure he wants to find it.

Mercy Rule

Mercy Rule

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2009

The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case. Vowing to spend more time with his family, Dismas is hesitant to represent Graham Russo, a could-have-been-great baseball player-turned-lawyer who is indicted for the murder of his father, Sal. Everyone close to the Russos knew that Sal was dying and that he needed morphine injections to ease his suffering. Graham admits to administering these injections, but insists he wasn't there the night of Sal's overdose. Was it suicide, mercy, or murder?

Guilt

Guilt

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2009

Mark Dooher is a prosperous San Francisco attorney and a prominent Catholic, the last person anyone would suspect of a brutal crime. But Dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder. Charged with savagely killing his own wife, Dooher is fighting for his reputation and his life in a high-profile case that is drawing dozens of lives into its wake from former spouses to former friends, from a beautiful, nave young attorney to a defense lawyer whose own salvation depends on getting his client off. Now, as the trial builds to a crescendo, as evidence is sifted and witnesses discredited, as a good cop tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and a D.A. risks her career, the truth about Mark Dooher is about to explode. For in a trial that will change the lives of everyone it touches, there is one thing that no one knows until it is much too late

Plague of Secrets

Plague of Secrets

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2009

In a multiple murder case plagued by lies and deception, there is one terrible secret that defense attorney Dismas Hardy is duty-bound to protect. Even if the price is his client's life.When Dylan Vogler, the charming manager of the popular Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, is gunned down near the store, inspectors are shocked to discover that his knapsack is overflowing with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West for more than a pricy caffeine fix.Maya Townshend is the absentee owner of the shopand the beautiful and extremely wealthy socialite niece of the city's mayor. When she becomes Dismas Hardy's client, he thinks it will be a simple hand-holding exercise until the police identify a suspect. But then another of Maya's past acquaintances turns up murdered, and the newspapers begin to reveal the names of the coffee shop's celebrity, political, and even law-enforcement clientele. Hardy begins to question how much his client knew about what was actually going on inside her businessand whether she was also Vogler's lover.All the while Hardy's best friend, homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, sick with worry over his severely injured youngest child, barely functions at his job. Without his supervision, his inspectors are prey to the machinations of the many power brokers with interests in the case. Ambitious prosecutors close in on Maya, and as her trial gets under way, Hardy discovers that his client harbors an explosive secret. A secret that Dismas Hardy is privilege-bound to protect.Perceptive, fast-paced, and masterfully plotted, A Plague of Secrets represents John Lescroart working at the absolute top of his game.

Sunburn

Sunburn

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2009

On Spains Costa Brava, passion and intrigue are everywhere especially in the hearts of those who dwell there. As the dictator Franco teeters on the edge of death a death that will completely overturn the political structure of Spain two couples are entwined. One, a husband and wife bored with the existence they have drifted into. The other, a passionate, combative pair who relish every moment of life. Into this potent mix a young American arrives, seeking his missing lover bringing a shadow of danger into the machinations already at work. Soon the political tension in the country reaches the breaking point, and that danger becomes an all-too-stark realityas a heartrending misunderstanding unravels the fragile bonds of love and loyalty, and leads to a tragedy that will forever change the lives of everyone it touches. A terrific yarn spinner. Chicago Sun-TimesLescroarts a pro. Jonathan Kellerman

Certain Justice

Certain Justice

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2008

In San Franciscoa city of tolerance and hopeeverything 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 of 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.

13th Juror

13th Juror

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2008

He is obsessed with her innocence. He will be destroyed by her guilt.The walls were champagne. The house was immaculate. A prosperous doctor lived there with his son and his beautiful wife. But the elegant walls hid a family's secret, a wife's shame. And one day shots rang out in the doctor's house. Suddenly Jennifer Witt was in jail, facing the death penalty.Jennifer insisted that she had not killed her abusive husband -- and she could never have killed her own son. Dismas Hardy believed her. But Hardy was only part of the defense team, and the only lawyer who continued to believe her...even as her story was torn to pieces, even as her lies came out, even as she was found guilty of murder.Now there's only one thing Jennifer can do to save her life...and she refuses to do it. So Hardy must do it for her. And in a shocking case of violence, betrayal, and lies, his only weapon is the truth...The 13th Juror...When innocence is not enough.

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-timethe appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler, who has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict: Nolans relationship with Evans girlfriend, Tara, a beautiful schoolteacher back home in the States, followed by a deadly incident in which Nolans apparent mistake results in the death of an innocent Iraqi family as well as seven men in Evans platoon. As the murky relationship between the U.S. government and its private contractors plays out in the personal drama of these two men, and the consequences for Evan become a desperate matter of life and death, Dismas Hardy begins to uncover a terrible and perilous truth that takes him far beyond the case and into the realm of assassination and treason.From the treacherous streets of Iraq to the courtrooms of California, Betrayal is a magnificent tour de force of pure storytelling.

Hard Evidence

Hard Evidence

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2007

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 Franciscos murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the lawas a lawyer for the defense.A compelling combination of courtroom drama and whodunit. Sparked with crackling dialogue and vivid scenes of its San Francisco settingLescroart is a fine writer. Richmond Times-DispatchSensational. Compares favorably withScott Turow and John Grisham. Newport News Daily Press

Dead Irish

Dead Irish

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2007

In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. Hes left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately its not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal lossbut for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts.But when the news of Eddie Cochrans death reaches him, Hardy is propelled back into all the things he was trying to escapeand forced to untangle a web of old secrets and raw passions, for the sake of Eddies pregnant widow, Frannie, and for the others whose lives may still be at risk.

Suspect

Suspect

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2007

When Dr. Caryn Dryden is found floating dead in her hot tub, homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Stuart recently asked for a divorceand he stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibithat he was at his cabin on Echo Lake that weekenddoesnt keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will.Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardys firm, is eager to take on such a high-profile case, especially when the clients innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. Before the facts are in, her client is on the lam; hes already been tried in the press, and so hes certain the courtroom wont bring him any mercy either. Racing to a stunning conclusion as Gina uncovers disturbing answers, John Lescroart spins a chilling story of secrets, love, and lies.

Vig

Vig

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2006

A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody elses money. Its the vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to payDown-and-out-lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingrahams, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isnt so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both. Now, to save his own skin, Dismas must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to brokenhearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham and the payback has only just begun

Hunt Club

Hunt Club

Author: John Lescroart Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2006

A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his hometogether with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it first looks like a simple case of a wifes jealousy and rage. But Juhles investigation reveals that the judge had powerful enemiessome of whom may have been willing to kill to prevent him from meddling in their affairs.Meanwhile, private investigator Wyatt Hunt, Juhles best friend, finds himself smitten with the beautiful and enigmatic Andrea Parisi. A lawyer who recently has become a celebrity as a commentator on Trial TV, Andrea has star power in spades, and seems bound for a national anchor job in New York City. Until Juhle discovers that Andrea, too, had a connection to the judge, along with a client that had everything to gain from the judges death.And then she suddenly disappears.Andrea becomes Juhles prime suspect. Wyatt Hunt thinks she may be a kidnap victim, or worseanother murder victim. And far more than that, shes someone with whom he believes he may have a future.As the search for Andrea intensifies, Hunt gathers a loose band of friends and associates willing to bend and even break the rules, leading to a chilling confrontation from which none of them might escape.

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