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The rule of law. #18 / John Lescroart.

Lescroart, John T., author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

9 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library LES (Text) 35500006129322 New In transit -
Barnesville Public Library LES (Text) 33500012843348 New Checked out 03/06/2019
Fertile Public Library LES (Text) 33500012843355 New Checked out 03/06/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501115738
  • ISBN: 1501115731
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "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 with 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note: In English.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    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. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Hardy, Dismas (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Hardy, Dismas (Fictitious character)
FICTION > Suspense.
FICTION > Legal.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
San Francisco (California) > Fiction.
Missing persons.
Murder > Investigation.
California > San Francisco.
MYSTERY.
Genre: Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Legal stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Legal stories.

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