"It was good to have Holmes and Watson drop in on the action...There's a lot of Sherlock in his son."—Abilene Reporter-News
"The perfect vehicle for mystery fans who relish a good detective story.” —Macon Telegraph and News
Praise for John Lescroart's Dismas Hardy novels
"Today’s best legal thriller series.”—Lee Child
“Grisham and Turow remain the two best-known writers in the genre. There is, however, a third novelist at work today who deserves to be considered alongside Turow and Grisham. His name is John Lescroart.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Lescroart's books are high entertainment, with accurate legal and police procedures leading the action.”—Sacramento Bee
“A gifted writer….I read him with great pleasure.”—Richard North Patterson
“Blistering courtroom sequences.…the undisputed king of the legal thriller.”—Providence Sunday Journal
“Unfolds like a classic Law & Order.”—Entertainment Weekly
John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous legal thrillers and mysteries, most of them set in contemporary San Francisco. Among his novels are The Fall, The Keeper, The Ophelia Cut, The Hunt Club, The Second Chair, The First Law, Nothing But the Truth, and Dead Irish, as well as two novels featuring Auguste Lupa, the reputed son of Sherlock Holmes.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...