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Publisher Description

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, isn’t 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 jurors—until, 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 author’s most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary story-telling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Avidpam ,

The Ophelia Cut

Loved this book! The story was gripping- couldn't put it down. All the characters are sp expertly drawn- and each novel builds upon information previously presented! Bravo!

Melsmom3 ,

Great read

I loved this book! I thought the ending was fabulous! I can't wait for the next one.

Roma27 ,

Terrible Book

I've never been so negative about a book as I've been with this one. The potential for a great story was there, but it failed to deliver. It was so boring as to put me to sleep. I can usually read even a bad book cover-to-cover but found myself skipping pages throughout the book just to finish it. I had just finished reading "The Keeper", a great book by the way, so decided to stick with Lescroart as I was hungry for another great storyline, but sadly, this was a huge DISAPPOINTMENT!

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