McGuire is the beautiful, twenty-three year old daughter of Susan Weiss and
Moses McGuire, and the niece of defense attorney Dismas Hardy. Popular and
pretty, Brittany has always moved easily from one boyfriend to the next, but
her most recent ex, a young man named Rick Jessup, can’t seem to get over her.
His abuse escalates, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.
twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in
the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his old friend.
Making things even more complicated, this case threatens to bring to light old
secrets that could destroy the careers of Hardy and police lieutenant Abe
the overwhelming evidence against Moses piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on
planting doubt in the minds of the jurors, until, in a feat of legal ingenuity
that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a
new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?
the first time since 2009, the author’s most popular protagonist returns in a
masterful novel that bears all the hallmarks of John Lescroart’s extraordinary
storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex
situations with no easy answers, and, of course, relentless, nail-biting
suspense that will leave you breathless.
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