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by John T. Lescroart
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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    John T. Lescroart
  • ISBN:
    078380394X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0783803944
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  • Publisher:
    G K Hall & Co (September 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    684 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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In 2007, Lescroart was awarded the American Author Medal for The Suspect.

The Mercy Rule (1998), Nothing But the Truth (2000), and The Suspect (2007) have been major market Book Club selections. The Suspect was also the 2007 One Book Sacramento choice of the Sacramento Library Foundation, and was chosen by the American Author’s Association as its 2007 Book of the Year. Damage (2011) made Entertainment Weekly’s Must List. In 2007, Lescroart was awarded the American Author Medal for The Suspect. In 2008, he was part of the California Library Laureates, in association with the California State Assembly.

Here’s a perfect example of the beauty of our criminal system. You go to jail for a few months, you come out a better person

Here’s a perfect example of the beauty of our criminal system. You go to jail for a few months, you come out a better person. Back at his office he punched in the number again, and this time it picked up on the second ring. Hello, Jeanne Walsh?’ ‘Yes. A young woman’s voice. The crying of a baby in the background

The fifth book in the Dismas Hardy series, 1998.

The fifth book in the Dismas Hardy series, 1998. Acknowledgements for his gracious assistance and introduction to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Terri Nafisi for her insights into life in and around the court; Bob Lindell for a fascinating tour and history of the federal courthouse in San Francisco; Al Markel of the San Francisco Fire Department; my uncle, John E. Lescroart.

After dinner, a couple more questions. So the Grotto, it burned down or something?’ ‘To the ground. Saddest night of my life. Nobody could believe i. ‘Why not?’ He shrugged

After dinner, a couple more questions. ‘Why not?’ He shrugged. I mean, the old man, the judge’s father – fire was what scared him most. We had more hydrants and safety systems than anybody. Then the one time we need ’em, they don’t work worth a damn. ‘It’s a universal law,’ Hardy said. Where’d it start?’ A sigh.

John Lescroart The Mercy Rule Acknowledgements Prologue PART ONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 PART TWO 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 PART THREE 17 18. .John Lescroart The Mercy Rule. The fifth book in the Dismas Hardy series, 1998.

John Lescroart The Mercy Rule Acknowledgements Prologue PART ONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 PART TWO 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 PART THREE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 PART FOUR 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 PART FIVE 35 36 37 38 39 40 John Lescroart.

About The Mercy Rule. John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous legal thrillers and mysteries, most of them set in contemporary San Francisco

About The Mercy Rule. John Lescroart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous legal thrillers and mysteries, most of them set in contemporary San Francisco. Among his novels are The Fall, The Keeper, The Ophelia Cut, The Hunt Club, The Second Chair, The First Law, Nothing but th. ore about John Lescroart.

Author: John Lescroart. Sal Russo’s body is found, with a Do Not Resuscitate note. Dismas Hardy finds himself as Graham Russo’s defence. How long can Russo protest innocence, when it’s discovered Sal wasn’t penniless, and all San Fransisco is intent on making the apparent mercy killing media issue of the year?

John Lescroart's previous book, FATAL, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, his eighteenth . John's blog at JohnLescroart.

John Lescroart's previous book, FATAL, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, his eighteenth NY Times bestseller. His latest, POISON, hailed as "a marvelous novel" by the Associated Press, debuted on February 13, 2018.


Androrim
I love this author's writing! I experience it as intelligent with wonderful vocabulary (I've even learned a new word or two, which I really enjoy), commplex & believable characters, excellent plots, humor and satisfying endings. I am a voracious reader so I'm truly delighted to have discovered this author last year. I don't usually enjoy murder and mayhem (hence the reason I've not read his work before) but Lescroart doesn't overdo the violence. It's there and you're told what happened but its bearable... and the sex is, well, sexy....subtle, sublime. I have a difficult time finding novels that don't seem to insult the reader's intelligence in their "simplicity". Not so with Lescroart. He offers us the hearts, thoughts and motivations of his characters inviting the reader to step into each one's shoes. Although some of Lescroart's books are a bit better than the others, I know I'm always "in for a good read" when I pick one up. I so appreciate this author and the many hours of "the joy of reading" he has provided me with thus far!
Fordg
This review has more to do with the series than specifically with The Mercy Rule. Working my way through the Dismas Hardy novels. Unlike many current detective writers, Lescroart eschews the charismatic psychotic serial killer and his/her elaborate, shocking crimes - burned, hanged, flayed, dismembered, et al. - and offers rather average folks - cops, secretaries, lawyers, etc. - caught up in difficult and unusual circumstances but trying to deal with the challenges of everyday life - work, family, friends.

His characters' reflections on these challenges are simple, poignant, thoughtful evocations of the issues that we all face, and Lescroart does a superb job of coalescing the vapors, giving voice to our ruminations and fears.

His work reminds me of the writing of James Gould Cozzens who won a Pulitzer Prize and was considered for the Nobel Prize. Writing during the middle decades of the 20th century, Cozzens was attacked by critics for being hopelessly out of date. His heroes are quite ordinary men, living quite ordinary lives and find themselves in the midst of a crisis that tests their moral and ethical beliefs. Like Cozzens' characters, Lescroart's heroes stand near us, offering the opportunity to reflect on our own lives.

The plots have the requisite twists and turns and tensions to keep them moving briskly, but it is the thoughts and feelings of the characters that lift these books well above the general run of detective/thriller/mystery novels. The layers build as the series progresses so stay the course and enjoy the books - it's definitely worth it.
Dyni
Just discovered Lescroart a couple years ago. Thought I had read all the books with Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitzsky but I had overlooked this one. It was as good a read as all the others. Wish I had discovered this author years ago, but at least I've been able to buy the books used at a good price.

Going to place this author up there with the big boys (Grisham, Baldacci, Lee Child, Vince Flynn) for any new books that come out.
Cildorais
Dismas Hardy, at his best. A regular guy, working hard at his craft, to support his family. The usual Abe Glinsky, Frannie, children and cast of characters. Deep development of the victim, the accused, policemen, politicians and dysfunctional, families. Was it murder or mercy? A question, we may all, at some point, have to answer. Excellent courtroom drama.
avanger
I've never met a Lescroart book I didn't like, so this review goes for all of them....er, except the very early ones (Sunburn, and I've forgotten the other...), but that gives one hope for all aspiring authors. I especially like the Dismas Hardy books and look forward to the next...and the next...
Mightsinger
Author likes to join action with some social issues, but it is not agressive and even makes story bette, Very well described hero. Nice reading if you do not need many corpses.
Nilasida
Love all of John Lescroart's books!
These are some of the best written suspense novels I have ever read.