Thorndike Press

The Rule of Law

  • John Lescroart
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  • ISBN-10: 1432858823
  • ISBN-13: 9781432858827
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 554 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2019
  • Simultaneous Publications

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About

Overview

A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Dismas Hardy Novel

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother — a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder — has just been released.

Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested for allegedly abetting the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women from El Salvador and Mexico until he was shot to death on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. Hardy realizes that if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he must figure out how all these strands connect — and fast.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Lescroart’s novels are known as much for their abundantly human characters as they are for their rigorously plotted stories, and this one is a showcase for both of those attributes. Also impressive is the way Lescroart has kept his long-running series fresh by allowing Dismas to grow over the years. . . . Lescroart is a certifiable A-lister. His series entries and stand-alones always draw a crowd.”

— Booklist

“Lescroart plots so cleverly that he has you believing his split-level thriller is really a single foreshortened novel. The perfect read for those who agree that "it's only trouble if somebody's shooting at you.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Enthralling . . . Sharp dialogue and a timely plot help make this entry a winner.”

— Publishers Weekly