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From John Lescroart, author of the critically acclaimed San Francisco legal suspense saga featuring former police partners Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky (The Motive, The Second Chair, The First Law, et al.), comes a departure of sorts -- an emotionally charged, down-and-dirty new novel with an intriguing new protagonist.
Wyatt Hunt isn't your run-of-the-mill private investigator. A former foster child and a Desert Storm veteran, Hunt has had more than his share of personal disappointment and private tragedy. After an unfulfilling stint with San Francisco's Child Protective Services, he is currently a successful P.I., but he and his good friend, homicide inspector Devin Juhle, are faced with the most difficult case of their respective careers. When a controversial federal judge and his alleged mistress are found murdered, apparently by the judge's wife, Juhle's superiors tell him to wrap up the high-profile case quickly -- or else. And when an attractive television commentator for Trial TV -- a woman Hunt finds himself falling for -- goes missing a few days later, he vows to find her by any means necessary...
Infidelity, corruption, extortion, money laundering, murder-for-hire, the Mexican Mafia -- this novel has it all! With all the gritty realism of Joseph Wambaugh's books and the plot complexity of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels, Lescroart's Hunt Club is an action-packed detective novel so masterfully crafted, so utterly satisfying, it should be illegal -- arguably his best work to date. Paul Goat Allen