Synopses & Reviews
New York Times bestseller John Lescroart returns with an ambitious, torn- from- todayas-headlines thriller featuring his trademark blend of real people and real suspense.
John Lescroartas millions of fans have been waiting three years for the return of San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy and his buddy, detective Abe Glitskyaand in that time John Lescroartas popularity has continued to soar. Now, Hardy and Glitsky reunite in a story filled with the big themes that are worthy of themathe intersection of love, betrayal, and a desperate search for the truth in a critical matter of national security.
R When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-timeathe sensational clash between National Guard reservist Evan Scholler and an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict: Nolanas relationship with Evanas girlfriend, Tara, a beautiful school-teacher back home in the states, followed by a deadly incident in which Nolanas apparent mistake results in the death of an innocent Iraqi family as well as seven men in Evanas platoon. As the murky relationship between the US government and its private contractors plays out in the personal drama of these two men, and the consequences become a desperate matter of life and death, Dismas Hardy begins to uncover a terrible and perilous truth that takes him far beyond the case and into the realm of assassination and treason.
From the treacherous streets of Iraq to the courtrooms of California, Betrayal is not only John Lescroartasmost ambitious and provocative novel, it is a magnificent tour de force of pure storytelling.
Lescroart dispatches courtroom scenes with crisp efficiency.
A tour de force of a legal thriller...Easily usurps the latest from Grisham and Turow.
The Providence Journal
"New York Times" bestseller Lescroart returns with an ambitious, torn-from-today's headlines thriller featuring his trademark blend of real people and real suspense.
Dismas Hardy agrees to take an appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler. Scholler had plenty of reasons for revenge—but as Dismas delves into the case, he begins to uncover a terrible truth that drops him right into the complicated world of government conspiracy, assassination, and betrayal…
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.