Sep 24, 10
Read from September 08 to 16, 2010, read count: 1
I am a fan of John Lescroart and his recurring characters, Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt.
In this work a coffee shop manager is discovered murdered outside his San Francisco shop with a backpack full of marijuana. The coffee shop owner, Maya Townshead is linked to the murder and soon linked to a second murder.
Dismus Hardy is hired as Maya’s defense attorney. Maya is the wife of a wealthy real estate executive, niece of a well-known actress, and of the San Francisco’s mayor. Over time the reader learns of Maya’s connection with both of the victims that goes back to their college days.
The story is entertaining, has a number or characters, and a “plague” of secrets. I thought the courtroom scenes were especially interesting. This reader thought they had the murderer figured out two or three times before it is finally revealed.