The Hearing (Dismas Hardy Series #7)

The Hearing (Dismas Hardy Series #7)

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The Hearing (Dismas Hardy Series #7) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr Lescroart is one of the best suspense writers I have read in quite a while. His attention to even small details is amazing and will keep almost anyone reading on. His creation of Dismas & Abe as friends is what I enjoy most. He makes them seem almost real and believable as people. He is by far my favorite writer.
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Homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky gets the call at midnight...a woman has been found murdered, and robbed in an alley. Arriving at the scene, Abe is shocked to discover that the woman is not only a rising star among San Francisco's legal elite, but (no one know this) also his daughter. A devastated Abe wants fierce justice, and the only suspect is a homeless, heroin addict found over the body, with the victim's jewelry in his pockets. Ambitious D.A. Sharon Pratt sees the opportunity of a lifetime by the prosecuting this case, and seeking the death penalty, for doing this help her achieve her own personal agenda. Not agreeing with Pratt's reasons, and questioning the man's guilt, defense attorney Dismas Hardy steps in to help the homeless man. From the start of the investigation, it becomes clear to Dismas that this case is not cut-and-dry, and the deeper he looks, a web of corruption, conspiracy, and murder begins to unravel, sending shock-waves through the city of San Francisco. Dismas knows this case will be the toughest of his career, as people in high places will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. 'The Hearing' is a return to top form for best-selling author John Lescroart. The reader stays mesmerized by the powerful story of a father's love, a city on the verge of chaos, and a murder mystery that reaches the highest levels of the legal system. Once begun, 'The Hearing' can't be put down until all the secrets are exposed, and the last page is turned. Nick Gonnella
harstan More than 1 year ago
High-ranking police officers often receive calls to come to a crime scene in the middle of the night as just happened to San Francisco¿s Lieutenant Abraham Glitsky. Someone killed attorney Elaine Wager, a candidate for a judgeship, but this trip is personal as Elaine is Abraham¿s illegitimate daughter, a fact she never knew. He informs his staff that he expects them to ¿sweat¿ a confession from Cole Burgess, a two-bit junkie.

They succeed and book Cole for first-degree murder. Cole¿s sister hires Dismas Hardy to at least obtain drug treatment so he does not linger in a cell going cold turkey. He agrees to handle that, but nothing more until the ambitious DA decides to use Cole to further her political ambitions by seeking the death penalty. Dismas takes on the role of defense attorney because he begins to have doubts that Cole is the killer.

THE HEARING is one of the year¿s best legal thrillers as it entertains and shocks in a believable manner. John Lescroart masterly creates characters that are hard on the outside, but contain a soft spot inside their gut. The well-designed story line uses the motivations of the cast to propel the action forward, especially the humorous duels between Dismas and Glitsky. A great storyteller tells quite a story.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Love Dismiss and Abe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lescroart takes us further into the life of Abe Glisky, a character that is unique from all the others. The relationship between Glisky, the police lieutentant, to his best friend Dismas Hardy is the best of all the novels I have read. The other characters are all relatable also and add to the overll read such that even without a great plot the novel would be enjoyable.