THE MERCY RULE: The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.
Vowing to spend more time with his family, Dismas is hesitant to represent Graham Russo, a could-have-been-great baseball player-turned-lawyer who is indicted for the murder of his father, Sal. Everyone close to the Russos knew that Sal was dying and that he needed morphine injections to ease his suffering. Graham admits to administering these injections, but insists he wasn't there the night of Sal's overdose.
Was it suicide, mercy, or murder?
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he’s worried. Frannie’s a great mother. Turns out there’s a good explanation: she’s in jail.
Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury—and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who’s accused of killing his wife. Now it’s up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumont—and why? He’s looking for the truth. But he’s not quite sure he wants to find it.…
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About the Author
John Lescroat (pronounced "less-kwah") is the author of more than twenty-five legal thrillers, short stories, and mysteries, including the Dismas Hardy series. Some of his top titles include The Fall, The Keeper, and The Second Chair. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print and he has appeared on bestseller lists around the world.
Hometown:El Macero, California
Date of Birth:January 14, 1948
Place of Birth:Houston, Texas
Education:B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970