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    • The Rule of Law

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Always reliable and consistent, she’s been behaving out of character and disappearing without notice. Dismas becomes even more concerned when he discovers that Phyllis has been reluctantly playing host to her convict brother, a man just released from San Quentin after serving a 25-year sentence for armed robbery and attempted murder. Things take a shocking turn with Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work, accused of being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women into the country from El Salvador and Mexico.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Poison

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long, and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations-owned family business, has been murdered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Lescroart legal 'thriller' ever!

    • By Wayne on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Keeper

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 15
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 363

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best? Still very entertaining.

    • By Richard Delman on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Betrayal

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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 appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler, who has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough Dismas; too much back-story

    • By Cholmondeley on 06-04-08

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Fall

    • A Novel: Dismas Hardy, Book 16
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love these guys.

    • By Richard Delman on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $25.89

    • A Certain Justice

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Race riots ... in San Francisco?

    • By Snoodely on 02-10-10

    Regular price: $27.29

    • Dead Irish

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 968
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 766

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soap-opera thrillers?

    • By Snoodely on 01-27-10

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Nothing but the Truth

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 360

    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, who's accused of killing his wife.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly convoluted mystery.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 09-20-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Ophelia Cut

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 14
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions

    • By Jane on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The Mercy Rule

    • Dismas Hardy, Book 5
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful story-telling

    • By Snoodely on 02-19-10

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The Vig

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 371

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story, but...

    • By Toertel on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Motive

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust into the controversial investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of the great Hardy-Glitsky series.

    • By MidwestGeek on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $28.67

    • A Plague of Secrets

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    The first victim is Dylan Vogler, a charming ex-convict who manages the Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. When his body is found, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the beautiful socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the absentee owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A 'Law and Order' Type Story

    • By Stephen on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $27.29

    • Hard Evidence: A Dismas Hardy Novel

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law - as a lawyer for the defense.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Got My Money's Worth But...

    • By Ted on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Suspect

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    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 recently asked for a divorce...and he stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi - that he was at his cabin on Echo Lake that weekend - doesn't keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unreal, love it!

    • By marie on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Second Chair

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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 17-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An insider's view of law-enforcement

    • By Snoodely on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $28.67

    • The 13th Juror

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    In 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 Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another first rate author-reader collaboration

    • By Jane on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Fatal

    • A Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 444

    Kate loves her life. At 44 she's happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter exchange only a few pleasant words, but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How does this guy keep doing this?

    • By Richard Delman on 02-04-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Hunt Club: A Novel

    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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 first looks 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to his usual excellence

    • By Julianne on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $28.67

    • The Oath

    • A Dismas Hardy Novel
    • By: John Lescroart
    • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'm an IDIOT! Don't YOU be an idiot. Skip this one

    • By Pam Sturgess on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $27.27

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