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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,537 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: March 2007 ISBN: 9781423322979
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In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He’s left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it’s not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering personal loss—but for the time being, he can always take the edge off with a stiff drink and a round of darts. But when the news of Eddie Cochran’s death reaches him, Hardy is propelled back into all the things he was trying to escape—and forced to untangle a web of old secrets and raw passions, for the sake of Eddie’s pregnant widow, Frannie, and for the others whose lives may still be at risk…

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/13/2014

    " It was a little slow moving, but was worth reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/9/2014

    " Okay, but hard to get into "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.K. | 1/7/2014

    " The mystery in this story was kind of predictable, but Dead Irish had more to offer than the mystery itself. John Lescroart brings the reader into the characters lives, making you feel for each one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora Stovall | 1/6/2014

    " My sister suggested I read John Lescroart because his books are set in San Francisco, my home for many years. It took me a while to get to his books, but I've now read 3 in a couple of months and have 2 more on the shelf. This is his first and turned out to be the beginning of the Dismas Hardy series. Evidently this one was popular enough to turn one novel into a series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 12/20/2013

    " John Lescroart is one of my favorite authors.Lescroart's most popular works are a series of legal and crime dramas taking place in and around San Francisco, beginning with the thriller Dead Irish. They center around the adventures of ex-cop and lawyer, Dismas Hardy, and his best friend, officer Abe Glitsky, among many other friends and associates. His newest works introduce Wyatt Hunt, working as a private investigator. Although they are often performing together in the story, the books can be distinguished by which character is the main protagonist.These are good legal thrillers... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bruce | 12/6/2013

    " Dismas Hardy, former policeman and lawyer, is now a bartender. A friend, Eddie, apparently commits suicide, and Hardy is tasked by his bartender boss (also a family friend) to make sure the cops don't write it off as a suicide. Along the way, we find out why Hardy has dropped out of life. The basic plot was that Eddie seemed to have gotten mixed up in a drug deal that his employer was trying to pull together since his business was failing, and that lead to his murder. I have read other Dismas Hardy books and thought I should read from the start. This was pretty weak. A lot of hand wringing and and touchy feely crap at the start of the book, with Eddie's family and the family priest, Father Cavanaugh. The story plodded along, too many characters that were underdeveloped, and just not enough to keep it interesting. Oh, and the big plot twist was pretty easy to see coming. Probably 1 1/2 stars. I was skimming by the last quarter of the book. And too much bad language. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Seth | 11/29/2013

    " Sadly, I couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Grey | 11/26/2013

    " Love these characters & local settings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 11/7/2013

    " I read of few of Mr. Lescroart's other books in this series that I enjoyed, and thought I'd find out how it all began. Dead Irish has a rather slow beginning, but the action eventually picks up. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 10/20/2013

    " It was ok, pretty predictable ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/9/2013

    " I read this for Mystery Readers Group at my library. Lescroart ranks a close 3rd after John Sandford, and Steve Martini for authors I consistently enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Moore | 9/19/2013

    " New author for me. Moved a little slow for me but a good read.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blurb | 9/11/2013

    " Seriously these early books by John Lescroart are just stupid and I don't know why I keep reading them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/22/2013

    " I just couldn't get into this one. I put it down halfway through. I've liked other Lescroart books, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/2/2013

    " I have read several in this series...while they are not the most well written, they move along and hold my attention. Since I started in the middle, I've been curios to see how Dismas evolved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/12/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Eichenlaub | 10/8/2012

    " Not bad for a first. Later ones better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 9/7/2012

    " Another good Dismas Hardy-Abe Glitzky mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johan | 8/9/2012

    " Krijg ik niet uit. Te lange aanloop, vlakke plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 4/23/2012

    " a great first Dismas novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 3/16/2012

    " Listening on CD in car "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 2/13/2012

    " I picked this paperback up at a library book sale in a small town in western Pennsylvania for a quarter and read it on the plane coming home from Pittsburgh. It turned out to be the first in Lescroart's ongoing mysteries featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky. What a treat! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 1/21/2012

    " I love this author, but this book was my least favorite of his novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 9/30/2011

    " Three words - mailed it in....it's a Dismas Hardy book that from what I remember felt like it was written in between two other Hardy books that Lescroart actually cared about but the publisher had him for a third so he tossed this out in a few weeks (and probably sold a million copies). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 4/30/2011

    " It was a little slow moving, but was worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/30/2011

    " BEST AS AN INTRO TO THE SERIES. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 3/17/2011

    " Really well done first book (that I didn't realize was originally written over 15 years ago). Great protagonist and antagonist with a different albiet believable reason behind the murder despite all of the red herrings. Well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 3/15/2011

    " The first in the series....I will keep reading (give it a few more books anyway) for my friend Barb who loves the character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 2/11/2011

    " Found it difficult to personally engage in the character or enjoy the ambiance of San Francisco. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Loripdx | 1/23/2011

    " To be honest, this book didn't hold my interest. I probably read 80% of it before I decided I didn't care enough to finish it. I was bored! Disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blurb | 3/3/2010

    " Seriously these early books by John Lescroart are just stupid and I don't know why I keep reading them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/21/2010

    " Lescroart is one of my favourite authors. This was a great book, like everything he writes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/27/2010

    " I have read several in this series...while they are not the most well written, they move along and hold my attention. Since I started in the middle, I've been curios to see how Dismas evolved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/26/2010

    " I read this for Mystery Readers Group at my library. Lescroart ranks a close 3rd after John Sandford, and Steve Martini for authors I consistently enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 1/14/2010

    " Three words - mailed it in....it's a Dismas Hardy book that from what I remember felt like it was written in between two other Hardy books that Lescroart actually cared about but the publisher had him for a third so he tossed this out in a few weeks (and probably sold a million copies).

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