There is no such thing as an open and shut case...
The Keeper is the fifteenth thriller in the bestselling Dismas Hardy series by master of legal suspense John Lescroart. Perfect for fans of Steve Cavanagh and Michael Connelly.
'The courtroom drama king' - Independent
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...
What readers are saying about The Keeper:
'A gripping novel from start to finish'
'As always, Lescroart keeps you guessing until the very end'
'Absolutely one of his best. Excellent in every way'
At the start of bestseller Lescroart's entertaining 18th thriller featuring San Francisco DA Dismas Hardy (after 2013's The Ophelia Cut), Hardy learns that Katie Chase, wife of sheriff's deputy Hal Chase, has gone missing. The cops question Hal, who's later arrested after the discovery of Katie's body. Hardy agrees to help Hal, and puts newly retired friend Abe Glitsky, once head of homicide in the SFPD, on the case. When Glitsky asks reporter Jeff Elliot for some background on Hal, he gets an earful about inmate deaths at the city jail under the direction of Sheriff Burt Cushing. Glitsky's best hope is finding the killer, or at least a viable suspect, one of whom could be Patti Orosco, Hal's rich and beautiful onetime lover, or the unknown man Katie had an affair with. Glitsky shakes the rust off his investigative skills as he chases down every lead. The action builds to a surprising and surprisingly cynical conclusion. Author tour.