Judith D Collins
By: John Lescroart
Series: Dismas Hardy #17
Publication Date: 2/13/2018
My Rating: 5 Stars Featured Friday Read From the “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart comes a dramatic family drama in which attorney Dismas Hardy is called on to defend a former client against the accusation of murder. Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can’t stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences.
Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge eleven years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she’s been embezzling funds from the company—but she insists she did not kill her boss.
As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company’s $25 million dollar market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail.
But Dismas not only has to save his client’s life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has a painted a target on his back, too. With Lescroart’s signature “smart, riveting, and utterly compelling” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author) prose, this whip smart and nail-bitingly suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the very last page.
A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy. REview to follow.
"Lescroart does a good job of balancing the whodunit plot line with well-developed portrayals of both major and secondary characters." — Publishers Weekly
. . ."this relatively routine, expertly handled case is still well worth your time." —Kirkus
“John Lescroart is one of the best thriller writers to come down the pike.” —Larry King, USA Today
“The writing skills of John Lescroart are a national treasure.” —Huffington Post
About the Author
John Lescroart is the New York Times Bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, available online and in bookstores. He has written twenty novels in the San Francisco based Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series, and three in the Wyatt Hunt series. FATAL is a stand-alone novel. Libraries Unlimited has included him in its publication "The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors."
Poison, Dismas Hardy Series #17 will be delivered Feb. 13, 2018.
His books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies.
John's blog at JohnLescroart.com is updated regularly with writing tips, insights on his books, recipes, recommendations, book give-aways, and more! Please also find John on Twitter and Facebook. Read More