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The rule of law : a novel

by Lescroart, John T.,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In "master of the legal thriller" ( Chicago Sun-Times ) John Lescroart's electrifying new novel, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother--a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder--has just been released.

Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who'd been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death--on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. The connection between Phyllis, her brother, and Hector's murder is not something Dismas can easily understand, but if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he needs to put all the pieces together--and fast.

Proving that he is truly "one of the best thriller writers to come down the pike" ( USA TODAY ), John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, engrossing novel filled with shocking twists and turns that will keep you on your toes until the very last page.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "No-nonsense lawyer Dismas Hardy returns in this excellent thriller. When Hardy's longtime secretary, Phyllis, leaves work one day with no explanation, appears to vanish into thin air, and then returns to the office as though nothing has happened, Dismas is pretty sure something unusual is going on. When Phyllis is arrested and charged as an accessory to murder, he knows there's trouble afoot. Although this isn't exactly a new story plenty of literary law-enforcement types have labored to prove someone close to them is innocent of trumped-up charges Lescroart builds a solid case against Phyllis, one that neither Dismas nor the reader can easily ignore. Lescroart's novels are known as much for their abundantly human characters as they are for their rigorously plotted stories, and this one is a showcase for both of those attributes. Also impressive is the way Lescroart has kept his long-running series fresh by allowing Dismas to grow over the years. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lescroart is a certifiable A-lister. His series entries and stand-alones always draw a crowd.--David Pitt Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In bestseller Lescroart's enthralling 21st Dismas Hardy novel (after 2018's Poison), the San Francisco attorney is concerned when his long-suffering secretary, Phyllis McGowan, abruptly disappears. In searching her apartment, Hardy discovers that Phyllis has a dangerous hidden life: helping to move illegal immigrants fleeing ICE agents along a present-day underground railroad. When accessory to murder charges are brought against Phyllis, who later resurfaces, for the killing of a dangerous human trafficker, Hardy and his two partners at his newly re-formed law firm seek to save their colleague. Their most dangerous obstacle, however, is not ICE agents or vengeful smugglers but the city's new District Attorney, Ron Jameson. Determined to convict Phyllis and smear Hardy's new firm and anyone associated with him, Jameson embarks on a ruthless campaign of planted evidence and false testimony. Hardy must uncover the truth before he and those around him are destroyed by a powerful man with a secret to hide. Sharp dialogue and a timely plot help make this entry a winner. Agent: Barney Karpfinger, Karpfinger Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Lescroart, John T. Dismas Hardy novel.
Features Dismas Hardy, ex-cop bartender turned defense attorney in San Francisco, California
#1 - Dead Irish
#2 - The Vig
#3 - Hard evidence
#4 - The 13th juror
#5 - The Mercy rule
#6 - Nothing but the truth
#7 - The Hearing
#8 - The Oath
#9 - The First law
#10 - The Second chair
#11 - The Motive
#12 - Betrayal
#13 - A Plague of secrets
#14 - The Ophelia cut
#15 - The Keeper
#16 - The Fall
#17 - Poison
#18 - The Rule of law
Subjects Hardy, Dismas -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 324 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781501115738
1501115731
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