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The Hearing (Dismas Hardy Book 7) Kindle Edition
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The DA is equally eager to capitalize (pun intended) on the murder: bent on reversing her public image as being soft on crime, Sharron Pratt declares that her office will seek the death penalty. Enter Dismas Hardy, author John Lescroart's smooth-talking Irish lawyer, cajoled into defending Burgess. He doesn't like his client, but he doesn't trust the confession nor Pratt's sudden blood thirst. Joining investigative forces with Elaine's paralegal, Treya Ghent, and Glitsky himself suspended after news of the confession leaks out, Hardy will find himself on the trail of corruption and deceit in the most rarefied of legal circles.
The Hearing is a big, burly legal thriller, and its size is both vice and virtue. Lescroart handles his courtroom scenes with a deft touch, but his ex judicia narrative is often ponderous. He tends to introduce plot developments with sweeping statements, bolstering them with clumsy retrospection, and his characterization leaves something to be desired: "the very cute Amy Wu" has "large enough breasts so that people rarely noticed the bit of thickness at her waist"; and "Visser had a couple of character flaws that were going to negatively impact his aspirations on the force." These cavils aside, The Hearing will doubtlessly appeal to Grisham and Turow fans-- and to Lescroart's own considerable retinue. --Kelly Flynn--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B003YFIUXW
- Publisher : Berkley; Reprint edition (February 1, 2002)
- Publication date : February 1, 2002
- Language : English
- File size : 991 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 529 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #156,811 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story is fast paced with lots of twists and turns. It's enjoyable from cover to cover. And the best thing is that Mr. Lescroart has been prolific, and you have lots of good books that continue to showcase the characters you learn to love. Check it out.
It is well written, keeps your interest and brings everything together in the end. I would say that aside from a bit of overdramatic courtroom drama at the end that looked like it was written for an episode of Law and Order, it is an excellent read. This is my first Lescroart book and I am motivated to read more from him.
As he looks into the matter he discovers his good friend, Police Lt. Abe Glitsky taking unusually questionable contitutional liberties with Mr. Burgess's interrogation and incarceration. Then the San Francisco District Attorney, Sharon Pratt, who's administration has been known for it's inability to get convictions (all the good prosecutors resigned) and it's "humane" treatment of criminals it considers to be victims of society decides to ask for the death penalty. Of course, it is an election year and Ms. Pratt's re-election chances are tenuous at best.
We learn early on that the murder victim is in fact, Abe Glitsky's daughter (her mother married another man while pregant by Glitsky). The helps explain his uncharacteristic behavior.
After viewing a "confession" that the police sweat out of Cole, Glitsky starts to wonder if they have the real killer and from that concern, the story unwinds toward "The Hearing". Hardy signs on for the duration and picks up considerable help along the way. Lescroart is at his best during the trial scenes and the reader somewhat impatiently waits for the story to unravel, which it surely does in a most satisfying way when court is in session. Lecroart has never failed to please his readers.
Author of Mad Dog House, Love Gone Mad and The Foot Soldier