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The Oath: A Dismas Hardy Novel | [John Lescroart]

The Oath: A Dismas Hardy Novel

When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run 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.
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When the head of San Francisco's largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run 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.

Homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, though hindered by the inept bungling 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 lawyer 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.

Check out more titles in the Dismas Hardy series.

©2004 John Lescroart; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Linda New Hamburg, ON, Canada 08-02-12
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    "Lescroart is invariably intriguing."
    What did you love best about The Oath?

    Book #8 of the Dismas Hardy series continues to be worth the read.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Lawrence’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Lawrence enhances the book with his skilful portrayal of the array of characters.


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    Amazon Customer 10-17-10

    Words form the heart, sound forms the soul, intrigue forms the mind.

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    Lescroart does such great research. I love his books and Robert Lawrence did an outstanding job.

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    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 07-16-09
    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 07-16-09
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    Agree with previous review, reader is distracting. Charactors do not perform well as in other Hardy stories. The whole thing seems to drag and for me and was hard to finish which is normally not the case with the author's books.

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    Karen San Diego, CA, United States 06-29-09
    Karen San Diego, CA, United States 06-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Difficult to present as an audiobook...."

    I am a big fan of John Lescroart, especially his Dismas Hardy series. This is the first time I have listened to one of his books, however, and I was a little disappointed. Lescroart is a fine writer of dialogue, and this particular narrator struggles quite a bit, trying to give unique voices to each character. His portrayal of women is especially distracting (they all sound alike with a silly falsetto voice), and he has no luck at all with an Australian character. If I didn't enjoy the series so much, I would have probably given up on it altogether. Just a lesson learned: I'll listen to the sample before I order next time. That said, the book is great - complicated plot, engaging characters and satisfying resolution.

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