Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt Series #2)

Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt Series #2)

by John Lescroart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451231451
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Wyatt Hunt Series , #2
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 218,563
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of nineteen previous novels, including The Betrayal, The Suspect, The Hunt Club, The Motive, The Second Chair, The First Law, The Oath, The Hearing, and Nothing But the Truth. He lives in Northern California.


El Macero, California

Date of Birth:

January 14, 1948

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas


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

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Treasure Hunt 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
This week I read three books, starting with John Burdett's brilliant Godfather of Kathmandu, then Robert Crais' very satisfying The First Rule. I was sure that I was going to be three out of three since I liked Lescroart's last book so much. But, it was not to be. Treasure Hunt is a dud in comparison to the other two. It's a dud in comparison to Lescroart's last novel, which I gave five stars. His characters are uninteresting and thinly developed. I wouldn't go so far as to say he phoned it in, but it could have been so much more. The author discusses the abuse of community service organizations, and that could have made a great story if he took it further. But instead he chose a rather pedestrian plot that just bored me. Even the Hunt Club members, who are supposed to be the good guys, showed a surprisingly short level of integrity and common sense. Try harder next time, Mr.Lescroart.
Mort More than 1 year ago
i read this book in 1.5 days. liked it smooth reading. characters were life like. they feed off each other. read it. i think you will like it. does not take long to get into the book either.
AngelKayW More than 1 year ago
I very much agree with KenCady's review. John Lescroart's books are great...with the exception of the Wyatt Hunt series. It's difficult to believe that John Lescroart actually wrote these they are so subpar to his Dismas Hardy series. I, too, had just finished Robert Crais' excellent book The First Rule and was very much looking forward to following it with a book from another of my favorite authors: Lescroart. Treasure Hunt was a terrible disappointment. I didn't even finish it. Both of the Wyatt Hunt books are very poorly written. I won't buy another one from that series. Hopefully Lescroart has not gone the way of James Patterson.
DonGeo More than 1 year ago
Like all of Lescroart's books in this series, this twisted thriller will not disappoint. The author's characters are cleanly and swiftly developed in prose so strong that you can see, feel, smell and touch each of them. The book works well as a 1st-time to Lescroart read, but is even better having read the precedant works. The story line is vibrant and unique, taking interesting twists while embracing the "work" of Not-for-Profits. Treasure Hunt is a must-read. Colourful, entertaining and a page turner. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While not quite up to the last Dismas Hardy book, it is definitely a good read.
pabenham More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book, but not one of Lescroart's best. Story line is weak.
Mahuenga 6 days ago
I have read several Lescroart novels and I particularly like the Wyatt Hunt character and the employees of The Hunt Club. This particular novel was very long and included a lot of description - perhaps more than I needed – though it makes me think the author wanted to make sure his readers got their money’s worth. The plot was engaging, the dialogue crisp, the characters likeable. The mystery was very well-structured. I consider myself a pretty good armchair sleuth, but Lescroart created a killer and a motive that slipped right past me. At the end, Hunt explains exactly what tripped the killer up. I definitely got my money’s worth from this book. Well done!
kakadoo202 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
entertaining and fast read with a predictable ending. nice to see that real places are used in san francisco and living in san francisco that was lots of fun to read.
bjmitch on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I won this book but it never arrived. Then someone gave me a copy so I got to read it anyway. Although this is the second Wyatt Hunt novel, it didn't suffer at all from my not having read the first one.This is about a private detective service in San Francisco called The Hunt Club which has been suffering from a lack of business since the economy tanked. It's so bad that Wyatt Hunt has been dreading the day when he will have to let employees Mickey Dade and his sister Tamara go even though they are like his own kids. In fact Wyatt had saved the two from the foster child program and they love him like a father. Then Mickey sees a hand protruding from a lagoon beside the Palace of Fine Arts and is interviewed on television because the dead man is Dominic Como, a high profile, publicity-loving citizen who serves on the board of several charitable organizations. Suddenly business at the Hunt Club is booming as former clients, and new ones seem to realize they are still in business. Meanwhile, they are trying to solve Como's murder.Suspects are plentiful because of the nature of his life and the fact that he was associated with such bountiful sums of money in his charitable work. Follow the money is the best advice on this case, although his wife is a good suspect and his associate, the young beautiful Alicia. Mickey has been studying to be a chef, as a back-up plan in case the firm went under but also because he loves cooking. Cooking, therefore, is a feature of the book, and also San Francisco's renowned restaurants. A funny part of the book is the response they get when they set up a tip line for people who are not fond of the police to phone in anything they think might be related to the murder. The calls they get are hilarious, but one might be a solid tip after all.I loved the characters Mickey and Wyatt, and was happy to see Tamara come out of what seemed to be a dangerous depression. Wyatt's home is a bit of a stretch to believe, but that's a minor quibble in a very enjoyable read. The mystery isn't easy to solve but at the end I was able to see where clues had been there all along. I'm easily led down the garden path to a red herring. I recommend this book; I think I'll find and read the first Wyatt Hunt novel.
Chatterbox on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A solid, if unspectacular, mystery/suspense novel by this veteran author; it's the second in his series featuring private investigator Wyatt Hunt. In this case, Hunt's associate stumbles over a dead body; there happen to be all kinds of connections, old and new, between members of the "Hunt Club" and the victim. It's a bit uneven; lots of details about possible skimming at charitable foundations bog down the narrative. Although Lescroart's focus on political corruption in San Francisco pops up in most of his books, this time around it feels a bit worn and weary. Other than the characters at the heart of the book, most of the supporting cast is perfunctorily drawn. Not one of this author's best; I'd recommend instead his Dismas Hardy novels.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing 8 months ago
John Lescroart writes character-driven thrillers set in San Francisco. He is, in his own way, a definitive writer of the city. When I think of writers who capture the feel of San Francisco I always think of John Lescroart.This is the second in a relatively new series by Lescroart and it's a pretty good book. His strengths are on display here with great characterization and wonderful setting of place. Where the book is not up to his usual standard is in its plotting - there's convoluted and then there's Convoluted and this is definitely the latter. When it starts becoming too difficult to keep track of (or care about) all the minor characters and plot threads then it's just too Convoluted.Still and all a fun read and I'll be interested to see how the series progresses, but my heart belongs to Dismas Hardy (the main character in Lescroart's other long-running series).
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Disappointing. This book started out nicely and then dragged on. I much prefer books by Lee Child, Stuart Woods, Sandra Brown, Linda Fairstein or Michael Connelly.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
strange plot about detective (?) type characters involved in gathering donations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just ordinary. Did not keep me interested like his other books that I have read/
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pleasure reading for relaxation
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again, a bland read but I would purchase again because I really Lescroart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the backdrop of the best city in the U.S.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several books by this author and this ranks up there with the best of them. I bought this to read on the flight from NY to San Diego and I was not disappointed. I finished it on way there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I finished the book, I passed it on to a friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
enjoy browsing and checking for new or old authors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this author. He has created believable characters and the San Francisco setting is always interesting. The plots are always have some twists and turns. I eagerly await the author's next effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this author an buy almost eveything he writes, some are better than others, but this one was very good.