· Abe Glitsky Book 3 · Sold by Penguin
14 reviews

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From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice. 

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who've lined every pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family's heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder of a servant girl in the family home, the fallout against those responsible was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted. The lead prosecutor was pushed off a career fast track. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department's payroll office.
Then Ro's lawyers win him a retrial, and he’s released. Within 24 hours, a fire kills the original trial's star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ashes. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced that Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify any challenger, Abe finds himself in the crosshairs, wondering how much more he can sacrifice in the name of justice.

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14 reviews
A Google user
April 1, 2011
I am very grateful when the characters and action in a book get my attention, involve me and create a momentum, a growing emotional rumble, and irritability that I must get back to. John Lescroarts Damage freed me from TV series and movies of this genre. That's one of the things good books do. At first the characters seemed young and 2 dimensional and chatty. And then BAM. Anger, rage and action from explosive personalities, "burnt to a crisp"' , better get home your house is on fire, WHAT. Affairs, Suspects. Copycat or seriel killer? A real updated who done it that kept my attention.It was the who done it that I found myself most involved in. Also Lescroarts sculpting of the criminal mind, with Ro Curtlee's way of thinking and acting, and the conditions that would awaken and rekindle the Butler-bodyguard. I found myself glad that somebody took the lead, Glitsky, San Francisco, homicide kept at it, on his own,in a moral regular guy way, under great threat and pressure, persuing thoughts, strategies and leads, and unraveling just who did what, so that the victims of these gruesome criminal acts would experience the relief of justice and of knowing. Why not 5 stars? The pressure brought to bear on the police department by a powerful prominent family who had the mayor, the newspapers, and a powerful lawyer, on their side, and the denial on the part of the parents of the "evil" they create by denying their sons actions and "neutralizing" witnesses was immediately palpable and understood. Yet I -might- have wanted to know more about the Daily dealings of the Curtlees, and although it may happen this way in real life, the solution that finally occurs appeared "Deus ex machina". Finally, though well done and very satisfying, every loose end was tied up perfectly.
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Rusty Wright
September 19, 2023
As usual love Glitsky and Wes, Really enjoy other aspects and characters feed in to the story causing frustration but intrig. Levels is what you get to the very end. Thanks for letting Dismis make an appearance,.
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Alacia Kearse
August 25, 2017
Fast paced action with a bit of who done it mystery. I didn't like the way the main characters of the book were conveniently killed without having to unravel the intrigue plot line.
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John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels including the Dismas Hardy series. He lives in Northern California.

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