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Dismas Hardy is a lawyer in San Francisco.
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Dead Irish
John Lescroart - Feb 01, 2005 (first published in 1990)
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The first Dismas Hardy novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Fall, The Keeper, and The Ophelia Cut...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 shatteri...
Book 2
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The Vig
John Lescroart - Aug 01, 2006 (first published in 1991)
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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 ...
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Hard Evidence
John Lescroart - Jun 01, 2002 (first published in 1993)
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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...
Book 4
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The 13th Juror
John Lescroart - Aug 02, 2005 (first published in 1994)
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In John T. Lescroart's brilliant new novel, The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennif...
Book 5
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The Mercy Rule
A Novel
John Lescroart - Jun 25, 2019 (first published in 1998)
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“A stylish whodunit . . . Lescroart [is] in his best form yet.”—People Once Dismas Hardy was a cop. Now he spends his days in a lawyer’s suit, billing hours to a corporate client in a downtown San Francisco office. Hardy’s wife and kids like it that way. Then one client changes everything. Graham Russo, a former baseball star, is charged with murde...
Book 6
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Nothing but the Truth
John Lescroart - Feb 01, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: she's in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury--and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, w...
Book 7
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The Hearing
John Lescroart - Feb 01, 2002 (first published in 2000)
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Hardy's best friend, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky, has kept a secret from him...and everyone else. Hardy never knew that Abe had a daughter-until she was shot dead. It seems obvious that the heroin addict hovering over her body with a gun is the guilty party, and Glitsky has few qualms about sweating a confession out of him. But there is more to this mur...
Book 8
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The Oath
John Lescroart - Jan 14, 2002
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"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 ...
Book 9
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The First Law
John Lescroart - Jan 06, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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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, propr...
Book 10
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The Second Chair
John Lescroart - Dec 28, 2004
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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 ...
Book 11
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The Motive
John Lescroart - Dec 27, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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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 fiancée—the mayor of San Francisco herself demands that a high-ran...
Betrayal by John Lescroart
A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart
The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart
The Keeper by John Lescroart
The Fall by John Lescroart
Poison by John Lescroart
The Rule of Law by John Lescroart
The Missing Piece by John Lescroart