John Lescroart Books In Order

Auguste Lupa Mystery Books In Publication Order

  1. Son of Holmes (1986)
  2. Rasputin’s Revenge (1987)

Dismas Hardy Books In Publication Order

  1. Dead Irish (1989)
  2. The Vig (1990)
  3. Hard Evidence (1993)
  4. The 13th Juror (1994)
  5. The Mercy Rule (1998)
  6. Nothing but the Truth (2000)
  7. The Hearing (2000)
  8. The Oath (2002)
  9. The First Law (2003)
  10. The Second Chair (2004)
  11. The Motive (2004)
  12. Betrayal (2008)
  13. A Plague of Secrets (2009)
  14. The Ophelia Cut (2013)
  15. The Keeper (2014)
  16. The Fall (2015)
  17. Poison (2018)
  18. The Rule of Law (2019)
  19. The Missing Piece (2021)

Abe Glitsky Books In Publication Order

  1. A Certain Justice (1995)
  2. Guilt (1997)
  3. Damage (2011)
  4. The Keeper (2014)

Wyatt Hunt Books In Publication Order

  1. The Hunt Club (2006)
  2. Treasure Hunt (2010)
  3. The Hunter (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Sunburn (1981)
  2. The Suspect (2007)
  3. Silent Hunt: Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona (With: T. Jefferson Parker) (2014)
  4. Fatal (2017)
  5. The Portal (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Natural Suspect (2001)
  2. No Rest for the Dead (2011)
  3. FaceOff (2014)
  4. Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold (2014)
  5. Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (2020)

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John Lescroart Books Overview

Son of Holmes

The New York Times bestselling author’s chip off the old Sherlock back in print! The reliably excellent John Lescroart offers an engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I where the rumor is that Auguste Lupa is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent Publishers Weekly

Rasputin’s Revenge

In Son of Holmes, John Lescroart introduced Auguste Lupa, reputed son of the greatest detective of all time and possessor of a brilliant deductive mind in his own right. Now, in Rasputin’s Revenge, Lupa is summoned to the court of the Russian Czar where, with a bit of unexpected assistance from none other than Holmes and Watson, he untangles a chilling plot that holds the Winter Palace in a lethal grip

Dead Irish

In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He’s left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it s not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts. But when the news of Eddie Cochran s death reaches him, Hardy is propelled back into all the things he was trying to escape and forced to untangle a web of old secrets and raw passions, for the sake of Eddie s pregnant widow, Frannie, and for the others whose lives may still be at risk

The Vig

Payback is murder.

A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else’s money. It’s The Vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay…

Down and out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingraham’s, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn’t so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both.

Now, to save his own skin, Dismas must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to brokenhearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham and the payback has only just begun…

Hard Evidence

The first evidence is found in the belly of a shark: a hand sporting a jade ring. The hand belongs to a Silicon Valley billionaire. When the rest of his bullet ridden body washes up on shore, Dismas Hardy, assistant D.A., is suddenly plunged into San Francisco’s murder trial of the century.A Japanese call girl with a long list of bigshot johns is the defendant. But a series of bizarre twists and turns blows the case wide open, making Hardy himself a target for everyone from the victim’s sexy daughter to the vengeful judge who wants Hardy to sizzle…
.’A gripping courtroom drama that may well be Lescroart’s breakthrough novel…
As always, Lescroart creates compelling, credible characters and holds the reader’s attention through every step of the plot.’ Publishers Weekly’A compelling combination of courtroom drama and whodunit…
Sparked with crackling dialogue and vivid scenes of its San Francisco setting…
Lescroart is a fine writer.’ Richmond Times Dispatch

The 13th Juror

He is obsessed with her innocence. He will be destroyed by her guilt. The walls were champagne. The house was immaculate. A prosperous doctor lived there with his son and his beautiful wife. But the elegant walls hid a family’s secret, a wife’s shame. And one day shots rang out in the doctor’s house. Suddenly Jennifer Witt was in jail, facing the death penalty. Jennifer insisted that she had not killed her abusive husband and she could never have killed her own son. Dismas Hardy believed her. But Hardy was only part of the defense team, and the only lawyer who continued to believe her…
even as her story was torn to pieces, even as her lies came out, even as she was found guilty of murder. Now there’s only one thing Jennifer can do to save her life…
and she refuses to do it. So Hardy must do it for her. And in a shocking case of violence, betrayal, and lies, his only weapon is the truth…
The 13th Juror
When innocence is not enough. From the Paperback edition.

The Mercy Rule

In Dismas Hardy, New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart has created one of the most complex and engaging characters in contemporary fiction. Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of Lescroart’s blockbuster novel The 13th Juror, returns in The Mercy Rule to face his most challenging case yet. Set apart from his contemporaries by virtue of his remarkable storytelling, John Lescroart gives readers the novel of his career in The Mercy Rule. Vowing to spend more time with his wife and kids, Dismas Hardy is hesitant to take on the case of Graham Russo, a could have been great baseball player turned lawyer indicted for the murder of his father, Sal. Everyone close to the Russos knew Sal was dying, and that he needed morphine injections to ease his suffering. Graham freely admits to administering those injections, but insists he wasn’t there the night of Sal’s overdose and resultant death. Was it suicide, murder or mercy?With personal and professional tensions mounting, Hardy finds himself face to face with a terrifying truth: If this was a murder, he might well be the next person to die. With his mastery of courtroom drama, and solid connection to the human element that makes his fiction so compelling, John Lescroart has created in The Mercy Rule an intelligent and richly satisfying thriller that will keep readers turning the pages far into the night.

Nothing but the Truth

Four Cassettes, 6 hoursFrom the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Guilt and The 13th Juror comes an electrifying new thriller, a novel in which San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy faces the case of his career. This time his family is involved and for Hardy, a devoted husband and father, the stakes have never been higher. Dismas knows his wife, Frannie, is the most reliable of mothers. When she fails to pick up their children from school one afternoon, he’s convinced something terrible has happened. It has: Frannie Hardy is in jail. Called before the grand jury in a murder investigation, she refused to reveal a secret entrusted to her by a man whose children attend the same school as hers, a friend who is accused of killing his wife. But now he has disappeared. Hardy knows there’s only one way to get Frannie out of jail: clear her friend of murder. That is, if he can be found. As he moves through a labyrinthine world of big business and San Francisco politics, looking for a man he half hopes never to find, a furious and frustrated Hardy is struggling to understand why his impeccably faithful wife is being so loyal to another man. What kind of truth could keep a wife from her husband, a mother from her children could hold Hardy so powerless before the wrath of the law?With an unparalleled ability to illuminate the complexities of relationships while weaving a story of breathtaking suspense, Lescroart has never been in finer form. And Nothing but the Truth is his finest hour.

The Hearing

The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder a rising star in San Francisco’s legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect a homeless hero*in addict found lingering over his daughter’s body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand. The city’s embattled, ambitious D.A . Sharron Pratt sees an opportunity to revive her troubled administration by publicly declaring war on the killer and vowing to deliver the death penalty, putting the case on the fast track to certain conviction. Unable to watch a man die for Pratt’s political gain, Dismas Hardy warily takes on the defense. But as Hardy’s crusade to secure his client a fair hearing ensues, a lethal web of political corruption, legal conspiracy, and cold blooded murder begins to unravel. In a case that will send shock waves through the city of San Francisco and echo in the private lives of its most prominent citizens, The Hearing is just the beginning.

The Oath

People magazine crowns him ‘a master.’ The San Francisco Chronicle calls his bestselling novels ‘compulsively readable.’ And Larry King hails his legal thrillers as ‘spine tingling.’ In The Oath, John Lescroart pits defense attorney Dismas Hardy and homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky against each other in the most dangerous case either has ever faced. When the head of San Francisco’s largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit and run car accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician Eric Kensing becomes the prime suspect in a high profile homicide. Abe Glitsky, though hindered by the inept bunglings of two politically appointed cops assigned to the investigation, quickly sets his sights on Kensing. Desperate and in need of an attorney, Kensing turns to Dismas Hardy for his defense. But as the pressure mounts to indict Kensing, Hardy goes on the offensive, believing that the murder had little to do with his client, and everything to do with business. Hardy knows that all is not well with the HMO, and makes a terrifying discovery: too many patients have been dying, many of them victims of murder and it looks like it is the hospital that is killing them. His own marriage tested and his family strained as he struggles to save his client, Hardy must uncover a twisting conspiracy of avarice and violence that takes the lives it is sworn to save. A timely and gripping novel that puts lives and a long standing friendship at grave risk, The Oath is John Lescroart at his galvanizing best.

The First Law

John Lescroart author of the New York Times bestseller The Oath and a ‘master’ of the modern thriller People returns with a spellbinding novel about events that force defense attorney Dismas Hardy and Lieutenant Abe Glitsky outside the law and into a fight for their lives. Prodded by his father, Glitsky asks the new homicide lieutenant about the case, but the brass tells him in no uncertain terms to stay out of it. Guided by the Patrol Special a private police force supervised by the SFPD that is a holdover from San Francisco’s vigilante past the police have already targeted their prime suspect: John Holiday, proprietor of a run down local bar, and a friend and client of Dismas Hardy. While Dismas Hardy has built a solid legal practice and a happy family, John Holiday has not followed the same path. Despite this, Hardy has remained Holiday’s attorney and confidant, and with Glitsky’s help, Hardy finds ample reason to question Holiday’s guilt. Hardy’s case falls on hostile ears, however, and to avoid arrest, Holiday turns fugitive. The police now believe three things: that Hardy is a liar protecting Holiday, that Holiday is a cold blooded killer, and that Glitsky is a bad cop on the wrong side of the law. As the suspense reaches fever pitch, Hardy, Glitsky, and even their families are caught in the crossfire and directly threatened. The police won’t protect them. The justice system won’t defend them. Shunned within the corridors of power, and increasingly isolated at every turn, Hardy and Glitsky face their darkest hour. For when the law forsakes them, they must look to another, more primal law in order to survive. A brilliant and emotionally powerful thrill ride through the twisting streets of San Francisco, The First Law is John Lescroart’s most immediate and electrifying novel to date.

The Second Chair

The master of the legal thriller delivers a brilliantly suspenseful novel of deadly secrets, privileged youth, and uncertain justice…
Dismas Hardy is finally on top: As a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he’s a rainmaker and fix it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy’s up and coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the seventeen year old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher. The D.A. wants to try him as an adult. Determined to get the case into juvenile court and overwhelmed by the mounting evidence against her client, Wu asks Hardy to sit second chair for her in Bartlett’s defense. As the Bartlett case moves swiftly to trial, another series of murders grip the city. An unseen killer seems to be shooting citizens wantonly, and as fear and anxiety build around The Executioner as he is quickly dubbed in the ensuing media frenzy, Abe Glitsky, the newly promoted deputy chief of the Investigations Bureau, leads the desperate hunt to stop him. With the city on the verge of panic, Hardy and Glitsky are locked in a race against time to save a client and to catch a murderer. But nothing is what it seems, and as both men’s cases twist and turn to their shocking conclusions, the very foundations of San Francisco’s legal system will be shaken to the core.

The Motive

Hardy and Glitsky are embroiled in a murder that begins in the upper echelons of San Francisco society, where money and political influence collide…
. It starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fianc e the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation. Dan Cuneo, the officer already working the case, is immediately wary of Glitsky and doesn t hide his distrust. Matters are made worse when Cuneo starts to focus on his primary suspect who also happens to be an old girlfriend of Dismas Hardy. For Hardy and Glitsky, this is an awkward and uncomfortable coincidence. But for Cuneo, it’s proof positive of collusion, and yet another instance of Glitsky cheating with his insider friends and cronies. Convinced that Hardy s client is the wrong suspect, Glitsky breaks ranks within the police department to continue his own investigation. As Hardy s murder trial builds to its stunning conclusion, Glitsky s search for the truth does more than fuel suspicion against the two men. It reveals a trail of deception that leads beyond San Francisco, where exposing desperate secrets can be the most deadly offense.


New York Times bestseller John Lescroart returns with an ambitious, torn from today’s headlines thriller featuring his trademark blend of real people and real suspense.

John Lescroart s millions of fans have been waiting three years for the return of San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy and his buddy, detective Abe Glitsky and in that time John Lescroart s popularity has continued to soar. Now, Hardy and Glitsky reunite in a story filled with the big themes that are worthy of them the intersection of love, Betrayal, and a desperate search for the truth in a critical matter of national security.
R When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small time the sensational clash between National Guard reservist Evan Scholler and an ex Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict: Nolan s relationship with Evan s girlfriend, Tara, a beautiful school teacher back home in the states, followed by a deadly incident in which Nolan s apparent mistake results in the death of an innocent Iraqi family as well as seven men in Evan s platoon. As the murky relationship between the US government and its private contractors plays out in the personal drama of these two men, and the consequences become a desperate matter of life and death, Dismas Hardy begins to uncover a terrible and perilous truth that takes him far beyond the case and into the realm of assassination and treason.

From the treacherous streets of Iraq to the courtrooms of California, Betrayal is not only John Lescroart s most ambitious and provocative novel, it is a magnificent tour de force of pure storytelling.

A Plague of Secrets

In a multiple murder case plagued by lies and deception, there is one terrible secret that defense attorney Dismas Hardy is duty bound to protect. Even if the price is his client’s life. When Dylan Vogler, the charming manager of the popular Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, is gunned down near the store, inspectors are shocked to discover that his knapsack is overflowing with high grade mari*juana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco’s A list flocked to Bay Beans West for more than a pricy caffeine fix. Maya Townshend is the absentee owner of the shop and the beautiful and extremely wealthy socialite niece of the city’s mayor. When she becomes Dismas Hardy’s client, he thinks it will be a simple hand holding exercise until the police identify a suspect. But then another of Maya’s past acquaintances turns up murdered, and the newspapers begin to reveal the names of the coffee shop’s celebrity, political, and even law enforcement clientele. Hardy begins to question how much his client knew about what was actually going on inside her business and whether she was also Vogler’s lover. All the while Hardy’s best friend, homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, sick with worry over his severely injured youngest child, barely functions at his job. Without his supervision, his inspectors are prey to the machinations of the many power brokers with interests in the case. Ambitious prosecutors close in on Maya, and as her trial gets under way, Hardy discovers that his client harbors an explosive secret. A secret that Dismas Hardy is privilege bound to protect. Perceptive, fast paced, and masterfully plotted, A Plague of Secrets represents John Lescroart working at the absolute top of his game.

A Certain Justice

A brutal murder rocks a city. An innocent man stands accused. And justice is the next to die. In a city of tolerance and hope, everything came apart. One man died at the hands of another. The next victim was killed by a mob. Now fires burn in the night, helicopters throb through the air, and politicians, lawyers and cops vie for the remnants of power…
Somewhere in the once placid streets of San Francisco, a young man is on the run, charged by the media with a crime he didn’t commit, hounded by demagogues, hunted by a desperate police department. One cop knows that Kevin Shea is innocent of a brutal racial murder. An ambitious politician will use Shea for her own ends. And a down and out lawyer is all that stands between Kevin Shea and an even more atrocious crime. For when there’s no law left, justice is the only hope…


Mark Dooher is the last person anyone would suspect of a savage, bloody murder the most hate filled crime one veteran detective had ever come across. But Dooher, a prosperous attorney and prominent Catholic, is the first man San Francisco detective Abe Glitsky suspects. Soon Dooher is standing in the sights of the great, flawed machine called the criminal justice system. And Mark Dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder. As the Dooher trial begins, dozens of lives are drawn into the drama, from the men and women who knew Mark Dooher best to those whose fates are now entwined with his. For Wes Farrell, an attorney struggling with his own sense of failure, the defense of Mark Dooher will mean a chance at self respect. For beautiful, aspiring attorney Christina Carrera, the case leads to a dangerous liaison with Dooher, who has wanted more than anything to have this woman by his side and in his bed. And for Abe Glitsky, whose wife is dying of cancer, the trial is a nightmare of DNA evidence, shaky witnesses, and long odds: Dooher, the unofficial consigliere of the Archbishop of San Francisco, has the Catholic Church on his side. As the trial builds to a crescendo, as evidence is sifted and witnesses discredited, as Farrell rises to heights he never knew he could reach and Abe Glitsky grieves, a woman emerges from Mark Dooher’s past. Her story will change the role of nearly every player in this trial, and ignite a chain reaction of truth and violence that will alter lives forever.A novel that surprises from its first page to its last, Guilt is more than a story about crime and punishment. It is a riveting drama of moral responsibility and uncertain justice, of families bound by loyalty and divided by tragedy and betrayal. Building to one of the most nerve shattering endings in recent fiction, Guilt is a true masterpiece of hard hitting, contemporary suspense.


From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice. The Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming DA dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department’s payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their fragile, Damaged lives. And then Ro Curtlee’s lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail. Within twenty four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial’s star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on the take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars? And just how far across the line is he prepared to go in pursuit of justice?

The Hunt Club

Filled with New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart’s trademarks rich characters, masterful pacing, and nail biting suspense The Hunt Club introduces one of the most compelling new characters in modern fiction…
Wyatt Hunt. When the rules of the hunt don t apply…
A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his home together with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it looks at first like a simple case of a wife s jealousy and rage. But Juhle s investigation reveals that the judge had powerful enemies…
some of whom may have been willing to kill to prevent him from meddling in their affairs. Meanwhile, private investigator Wyatt Hunt, Juhle s best friend, finds himself smitten with the beautiful and enigmatic Andrea Parisi. A lawyer who recently has become a celebrity as a commentator on Trial TV, Andrea has star power in spades, and seems bound for a national anchor job in New York City. Until Juhle discovers that Andrea, too, had a connection to the judge, along with a client that had everything to gain from the judge s death. And then she suddenly disappears…
. Andrea becomes Juhle s prime suspect. Wyatt Hunt thinks she may be a kidnap victim, or worse…
another murder victim. And far more than that, she s someone with whom he believes he may have a future. As the search for Andrea intensifies, Hunt gathers a loose band of friends and associates willing to bend and even break the rules, leading to a chilling confrontation from which none of them might escape. Praise for John Lescroart s The Motive Excellent…
The Motive is a smashing legal thriller that surpas*ses anything Grisham ever wrote and bears comparison with Turow…
. Lescroart does many things well, but two factors above all distinguish his writing. The first is its realism…
. Second, his books are notable for their characterizations. This is not a novel you ll put down willingly. THE WASHINGTON POST Lescroart s tangled scenario is astutely laid out, his stagecraft is enticing, his dodges are artful…
making The Motive a captivating read. LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Treasure Hunt

Wyatt Hunt hero of John Lescroart’s New York Times bestseller returns with a new prot g , in an intricate, tightly plotted thriller set against San Francisco’s glamorous charity circuit Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but that’s all he’s been doing at Wyatt Hunt’s private investigative service, The Hunt Club. His itch to be active is answered when a body is discovered: It’s Dominic Como, one of San Francisco’s most high profile activists a charismatic man known as much for his expensive suits as his work on a half dozen nonprofit boards. One ‘person of interest’ in the case is Como’s business associate, Alicia Thorpe young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey’s friends. As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that the city’s golden fundraiser was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this and more about Como than she’s letting on. Treasure Hunt is both a nail biting thriller and a coming of age story, filled with Lescroart’s trademark San Francisco flavors. Mickey Dade, its young protagonist, gradually learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well, as the world he though he knew unravels around him.

The Hunter

New York Times bestseller John Lescroart delivers a dark, intimate thriller about the price we put on family and the terrible costs of seeking the truth. Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: ‘How did ur mother die?’ The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades. His family’s dark past unfurls in dead ends. Child Protective Services, who suspected but could never prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mother’s drug addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable. And who is the texter, and how are they connected to Hunt? Yet in the present, time is running out. The texter, who insists the killer is out there, refuses to be identified. The cat and mouse game leads Hunt across the country and eventually to places far more exotic and far more dangerous. As the chase escalates, so does the threat, for the killer has a secret that can only be trusted to the grave. Thriller master John Lescroart weaves a shocking, suspenseful tale about the skeletons inside family closets…
and the mortal danger outside the front door.


On Spain’s Costa Brava, passion and intrigue are everywhere especially in the hearts of those who dwell there. As the dictator Franco teeters on the edge of death a death that will completely overturn the political structure of Spain two couples are entwined. One, a husband and wife bored with the existence they have drifted into. The other, a passionate, combative pair who relish every moment of life. Into this potent mix a young American arrives, seeking his missing lover bringing a shadow of danger into the machinations already at work.

Soon the political tension in the country reaches the breaking point, and that danger becomes an all too stark reality as a heartrending misunderstanding unravels the fragile bonds of love and loyalty, and leads to a tragedy that will forever change the lives of everyone it touches.

A terrific yarn spinner. Chicago Sun Times

Lescroart s a pro. Jonathan Kellerman

The Suspect

On the heels of The Hunt Club his biggest bestseller to date John Lescroart weaves a new story of crime and justice in San Francisco that will keep pages turning and readers guessing from start to dizzying finish.

When Dr. Caryn Dryden is found floating dead in her hot tub, homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Stuart was recently asked for a divorce…
and he stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi that he was at his cabin on Tamarack Lake that weekend doesn t keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will.

Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy’s firm, is eager to take on such a high profile case, especially when the client s innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. Before the facts are in, her client is on the lam; he s already been tried in the press, and so he s certain the courtroom won t bring him any mercy either. Racing to a stunning conclusion as Gina uncovers disturbing answers, The Suspect is a chilling story of secrets, love, and lies.

Building on The Hunt Club s phenomenal success, The Suspect showcases the writing of a master of suspense at the height of his art.

Natural Suspect

What Carl Hiaasen and a host of South Florida’s finest authors did for Sunshine State crime capers in the New York Times bestseller Naked Came the Manatee, William Bernhardt now does for legal thrillers with the help of a ‘Dream Team’ of today s hottest suspense writers. Like a literary game of telephone, Natural Suspect begins with a chapter from Bernhardt. Then each writer contributes a chapter and pas*ses it along to the next. The result is a completely inventive, brilliantly plotted novel of suspense with more twists than a schizophrenic’s train of thought. Can you guess who wrote which chapter?Natural SuspectArthur Hightower made a name for himself and a vast fortune in the oil business. But when the volatile tycoon decides to disinherit his spoiled children and cheating wife, he makes the biggest mistake of his life and the last. After declaring his intentions, Hightower turns up on Thanksgiving Day…
clubbed to death and stuffed in a meat locker, clutching a frozen asset his wife s precious pearl necklace. Now Julia Hightower stands charged with the cold as ice crime of murdering for millions. While the sensational trial has New York in a frenzy, a curious cast of characters face off in and out of the courtroom. Devin McGee, a small time lawyer about to hit the big time defending Julia Hightower if her intimate encounter with the prosecutor doesn t catch up with her…
Trent Ballard, the quirky assistant D.A., who owns a huge pet rabbit and thinks his tryst with Devin will help him get a conviction…
Patrick Roswell, a wannabe reporter sitting on a scoop that could turn the trial upside down, unless a scalpel wielding clown decides to kill the story and Patrick…
Sissy Hightower, Julia’s sex crazed, air headed daughter in law, who has a suitcase full of secrets…
Robert S. Rutledge, a powerful Wall Street warrior with a lot riding on the Hightower verdict and a lot to learn about messing with the wrong people…
and Cordelia, the mystery woman that everyone seems to know. All are in for the trial of their lives but who among them is the true Natural Suspect?All author royalties will be donated to The Nature Conservancy. From the Hardcover edition.

No Rest for the Dead

More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first rate serial novel a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery. Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, as it pas*ses from one creator s mind to the next. When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. Solving this case may be Nunn s last chance for redemption but the shadowy forces behind Christopher s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever. In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty six bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling accomplishment that only America s very best authors could achieve.

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