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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,823 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lescroart Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dismas Hardy Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423339816
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In a multiple murder case plagued by lies and deception, there is one terrible secret that defense attorney Dismas Hardy is duty-bound to protect. Even if the price is his client's life. When Dylan Vogler, the charming manager of the popular Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, is gunned down near the store, inspectors are shocked to discover that his knapsack is overflowing with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West for more than a pricy caffeine fix. Maya Townshend is the absentee owner of the shop—and the beautiful and extremely wealthy socialite niece of the city's mayor. When she becomes Dismas Hardy's client, he thinks it will be a simple hand-holding exercise until the police identify a suspect. But then another of Maya's past acquaintances turns up murdered, and the newspapers begin to reveal the names of the coffee shop's celebrity, political, and even law-enforcement clientele. Hardy begins to question how much his client knew about what was actually going on inside her business—and whether she was also Vogler's lover. All the while Hardy's best friend, homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, sick with worry over his severely injured youngest child, barely functions at his job. Without his supervision, his inspectors are prey to the machinations of the many power brokers with interests in the case. Ambitious prosecutors close in on Maya, and as her trial gets under way, Hardy discovers that his client harbors an explosive secret. A secret that Dismas Hardy is privilege-bound to protect. Perceptive, fast-paced, and masterfully plotted, A Plague of Secrets represents John Lescroart working at the absolute top of his game. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 2/20/2014

    " I never figured this one out, yet the necessary information WAS there (I check- don't like books with a surprise bad guy but no hints!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/19/2014

    " I've fallen in love with Lescroat's characters and have sought out all of his ooks to read because of them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/17/2014

    " An accident involving his three year old son puts Abe Glitsky in a dazed stupor so when a manager of SF coffee shop is found murdered, the normal counsel and attention he pays to his homicide crew is missing. Dismas becomes the attorney for the owner of the shop, Maya Townshend, when she is questioned by the police in connection with said murder, at the behest of her brother, Harlan Fisk. Brother and sister are also the neice and nephew of the mayor. I thought Maya was annoying and Harlan was on my radar for awhile but the twist at the end is so much better. Loved the interaction between all the characters in this fast-paced plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth Grech | 2/16/2014

    " I always enjoy this writer. He has a great characters... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aasha Williams-Blanco | 2/13/2014

    " I love Lescroart and enjoyed reading this legal thriller...maybe I was just distracted but I did take a lot longer to read it than usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernie Charbonneau | 2/7/2014

    " If you like legal thrillers then you must know the writings of John Lescroart. In the last couple of novels I have found that his story's are more entertaining than Mr. Grisham's novels. That said, this thriller involves a prominent San Francisco women who owns a flourishing coffee shop that finds her shop manager murdered in the back alley with a backpack full of marijuana. With Dismas Hardy, our defendant attorney, left to untangle the twists and unexpected developments that arise through this page turner, the reader will not be disappointed with this latest court room trial thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KarenC | 2/7/2014

    " Lescroart returns to form in his latest Dismas Hardy/Abe Glistsky novel. Abe is a late participant in the case, but a necessary character. Wyatt Hunt returns as the investigator to help Hardy and his client. Resolution of the case is reminiscent of the old Perry Mason series.Hunt is a favorite because he garages his Mini Cooper very kindly in part of his renovated warehouse home. His investigation agency is integral to the solution of the case.Once the trial begins the plot keeps the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next. Can you spot the red herrings? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Connelly | 1/30/2014

    " This is the second book I have read by Lescroart. I really like the character Dismas Hardy and his friend Abe. Didn't want to put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/25/2014

    " Lescroart is a great source for steady and interesting stories. They are a bit formulaic, but I still get hooked every time. Another satisfying read with a twist at the end I could not have guessed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Risa | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoyable legal thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/11/2014

    " A fast-paced legal thriller. Although there were a few holes in the plot (or, actually, a few unresolved loose ends), I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the various characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 12/30/2013

    " Such a talented writer and the mystery held up to the end. I couldn't figure it out. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 11/23/2013

    " A coffee house manager is killed and found with a backpack full of marijuana...guess his customers were interested in more than caffeine high. The first half of the book is a little slow, but the second half moves along nicely once the trial starts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 11/10/2013

    " This Dismas hardy novel is your typical Lescroart novel. Courtroom drama with a lot of nice twists and turns political intrigue and police investigation also some red herrings thrown in for good measure, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 11/5/2013

    " If you are a fan of Dismas Hardy, this book is just as good as his original ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 10/25/2013

    " Not my most favorite John Lescroart book. Took awhile to develop and by the time it finally did, I was a little bored. Still, towards the end, it came together, but I was able to figure out who "did it". So I always don't care for that, but glad I used the library instead of shelling out $27.00. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 10/8/2013

    " I enjoy all the Dismas Hardy stories. This was no exception. The story flowed and there were plenty of twists to keep you guessing. The realculprit was a big surprise to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doss | 12/28/2012

    " Interesting characters, nice pace, and an ending that was at least surprising enough that I want to try more of Lescroart's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsie | 8/16/2012

    " Each one seems to get better. Lots of legal stuff that makes one wonder about the power of the court system. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 6/8/2012

    " I got through 35 pages of this before tossing it across the room. The writing is careless and lazy. I amused myself by editing as I read, but that didn't last long. A three year old is at death's door, a body discovered in an alley, but with this Coca-Cola Cowboy of a book, I just don't care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Anne | 5/31/2012

    " I'd read it before, but it was still good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jan | 6/7/2011

    " So far this is a good read - legal thriller with sub-plots. My first by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/28/2011

    " I liked this book. It is a good who-done-it that was very satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George Saunders | 5/13/2010

    " John Lescroart does it again. Hero Dismas Hardy does it again. Lescroart and John Grisham rule the literary legal world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 11/1/2009

    " A well-developed plot with believable characters. I like the continuing leading character, Dismas Hardy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/12/2009

    " Good Book, kept me reading all night! "

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