The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt Series #3)

The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt Series #3)

by John Lescroart

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ISBN-13: 9780451414564
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Series: Wyatt Hunt Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 176,502
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, including A Plague of Secrets, Betrayal, The Suspect, and The Hunt Club. His books have been printed in sixteen languages and published in more than seventy-five countries.


El Macero, California

Date of Birth:

January 14, 1948

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas


B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Not only the best Wyatt Hunt novel yet, but one of Lescroart’s best.”—Associated Press

“If you’re hunting for a great book, your quest ends here.”—Providence Journal

“Suspenseful and surprising, full of twists and turns.”—Booklist

“John Lescroart’s writing skills are a national treasure.”—The Huffington Post

“Grisham and Turow remain the two best-known writers in the genre. There is, however, a third novelist at work today who deserves to be considered alongside Turow and Grisham. His name is John Lescroart.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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The Hunter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way that Lescroart develops Wyatt Hunt's character in this book. He makes you feel like you know him and are rooting for him as the plot develops!!!!! Wyatt opens himself up and lets you feel his frustrations and successes as the plot develops. John Lescroart keeps you involved and emotionally connected throught the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, but too long and tortuous plot.
Sansabiel More than 1 year ago
always good characters, and a puzzle to solve. One of my favorite authors
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The Hunt Club, the private investigative agency in San Francisco headed by Wyatt Hunt, has been the focus of several novels prior to this one, exciting mystery-thrillers. While the present volume is both a mystery with some elements of thriller, the reader has to painstakingly plod through a lot to find them. It basically is more of an introspective look at Hunt, his birth and his development as a mature person. Hunt’s mother was murdered when he was three, his father twice tried for the deed but not convicted because of hung juries. While on trial, he let Hunt go through the system, passing through several adoptive families before hitting success with the Hunts. Then one day, now a middle-aged man, he receives a text message: “How did your mother die?,” thus setting him on a journey to rediscover his routes, with almost no memories or information to guide him. Uncovering strange and unexpected information along the way, Hunt follows a trail, often led by additional text messages, not to mention additional murders. Too often, there is much repetition, and the physical reaction by Hunt to the pressures seemed superficial, leaving one wondering if there is some basic physical ailment or just plain old anxiety affecting him. Perhaps some judicious editing, or even a rewrite, could have improved the novel, which in its present form is quite interesting but to this reader lacks the spark of the predecessors in the series. Perhaps that’s what the author strove to achieve - - who knows? With that caveat, the novel is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy John Lescroart's books. I appreciate the way he develops his characters from book to book, the believable plots, and fresh story lines.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always a fantastic read! You will not be disappointed
BarboOH More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing as usual... a must read
Madderly-Review More than 1 year ago
The best parts of Lescroart,s character driven books are the relationships the reader maintains with the characters. I was thrilled to see Wyatt Hunt return and loved the idea of delving into his past with him. The book centers around the questionable death of Wyatt's birth mother. Of course it turns out to be a murder to be solved, and of course Wyatt and his "band of merry men and women" are on the job. Enter a mysterious texter and ties to Jim Jones, and a great story unfolds. Upon following his adventures we learn more about the characters we want to share a dinner with, so all in all this was a successful venture for a top author.
bgwyn34 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all the John Lescroart books I've read and this one did not disappoint !!
AndyAC More than 1 year ago
While John Lescroart remains one of my favorite writers, this book wasw a little disappointing. I felt that someone was there with a whip telling him to get this book written. His characters still are likeable and interesting, but this was less so and I found myself getting impatient. Waiting for the next one.
bookappeal on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Standard suspense/thriller fare. Lescroart hits a few points too repetitively but the resolution is believable and the action is realistic rather than super-human.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A lot of people weren't pleased when John Lescroart started writing a series about Wyatt Hunt, a San Francisco private investigator. After all, his Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitzsky books are so imminently satisfying who else could we want to know about?I like Wyatt Hunt. I like the interconnections between the characters in both series. I like the acknowledgement that Dismas and Abe are aging, their lives are changing and settling down, and it might be time to tell some new stories. Since this is one of my all-time favorite series, I was happy to see that rather than letting the series wander off into insignificance and no fun, Lescroart expanded his world a bit, reached out into other characters with other stories. This keeps all of the characters and their stories fresh and prevents Lescroart of going the way of so many series writers who run out of ideas and turn their characters into caricatures (once again, Patricia Cornwell, I'm looking at you).The Hunter is the third book in the Wyatt Hunt series and Mr. Lescroart is hitting his stride with these characters. He's always been one of the most talented of the writers of crime fiction combined with courtroom drama and has always been one of my personal favorite writers so I tend to like everything he writes, but can also acknowledge ups and downs. The Hunter is one of the best books he's written lately. Great characters, complicated and interesting plot that weaves together the protagonist's attempt to understand what happened to his mother and some 35-40 years of other interconnected murders. Once he throws Jonestown into the mix he's off to the races with you right along with him.I recently read A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres. Ms. Scheeres got access to all of the newly released documents on Jonestown and wrote a book that fundamentally changed my thinking about not just Jonestown, but about other similar gatherings of people of different kinds of faith. She elevated her subjects from the dregs of gullible ignorance to real breathing people with fundamental values and beliefs and hopes to make a better world. It was pretty breathtaking. It also gave me a look into how much The People's Temple was woven into the world of San Francisco and its politics during the brief part of the seventies before the trips to Guyana became permanent and the end became a forgone conclusion. Lescroart's inclusion of this bit of San Francisco history interlaced with the more expected crime fiction makes this book. As always Lescroart's San Francisco is real, palpable, and set within its rich historic context.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommended highly to fans of crime fiction. Read this. You won't be disappointed.
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Punchs the payer and shoots the killer in the gut"FUC OFF MY FRIENDS,HALEY I NEED HELP!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I need you to kill Flower. She is a Demigod at 'ethics' res one."
AMA001 More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy John Lescroart's books and this is no exception. It's not the type of story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it's worth reading.
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