May 2013 Indie Next List
— Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
"New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart's most beloved protagonist returns in a masterful novel that showcases his extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.
When his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter's rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy agrees to defend him. But McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues' careers. As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors--until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?
About the Author
John Lescroart is the author of twenty-five previous novels (sixteen New York Times bestsellers), including the 13th Juror, Damage, The Hunter, The Ophelia Cut, and The Keeper. His books have sold more than ten million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in seventy-five countries. He lives in Northern California.