The Ophelia Cut: A Novel (Dismas Hardy #14) (Paperback)

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A fast-paced crime thriller that starts in New York and ends in San Francisco, involving a string of characters seemingly a mile long. This novel is full of scandal, corruption, & the mob (all in the first 10 pages!)
Ophelia Cut gets off to a very quick start with a rogue cop in NY, and continues onto the opposite coast in San Fran when he befriends a lawyer and falls for his niece, Brittany. The lawyer is Dismas Hardy, lead character in several of Lescroart’s novels. Hardy is forced to defend his brother-in-law after he is arrested for killing Brittany’s rapist. The suspense and action goes right up to the end, and if you haven’t been reading the Dismas Hardy series yet, you will be sure to continue to find out what happens in the lives of these complex characters.

— Megan, Roanoke

May 2013 Indie Next List


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— Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Description


In this riveting New York Times bestselling novel from the “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart, defense attorney Dismas Hardy tackles his most personal and complex case yet—defending his brother-in-law against murder charges.

New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart’s most beloved protagonist returns to face the most personal case of his career in a masterful novel that showcases all of this author’s extraordinary storytelling skills.

When Moses McGuire becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter’s rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy- Moses’s brother-in-law- agrees to defend him. But McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers. As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors- until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

About the Author


John Lescroart is the author of twenty-eight previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ophelia Cut, The Keeper, The Fall, and Fatal. His books have sold more than ten million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages. He lives in Northern California.

Praise For…


" Smart, riveting, and utterly compelling, The Ophelia Cut has and an incredible cast of characters from whom you will not want to depart...hands-down the best legal thriller I have read in years and a perfect case study for why readers love the brilliant John Lescroart. ”
— Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List

"Nothing short of magic, dark and delicious. The Ophelia Cut is the work of a master at the top of his game."
— William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Trickster's Point

“Bristling with red-hot suspense, The Ophelia Cut is the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime... You'll love this book."
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

“An amazing page-turner, emotional, significant and suspenseful. Lescroart has written his most gripping novel to date, one which sets a new standard.
— M.J. Rose, internationally bestselling author

“[A] tense and intricate tale. . . Lescroart is a master of legal suspense. . . The Ophelia Cut will be remembered more as a literary endeavor in the vein of Scott Turow than anything Lescroart has done.”

“Lescroart is a master at building tension to a complicated climax that will satisfy both old and new readers alike.

"A nail-biting suspense yarn that's not to be missed."


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476709161
ISBN-10: 1476709165
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 18th, 2014
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Dismas Hardy