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The Fall pdf The Fall, ebook The Fall, epub The Fall, doc The Fall, e-pub The Fall, The Fall 1111edfe53d From New York Times Bestselling Author John Lescroart, A Riveting New Novel Of Legal Suspense Featuring Dismas Hardy And His Daughter, Rebecca, Now Grown Up And An Associate In Hardy S Law FirmLate One Night, A Teenage African American Foster Child Named Tanya Morgan Plummets To Her Death From The Overpass Above San Francisco S Stockton Tunnel But Did She Fall Or Was She Pushed Rushing To Produce A Convictable Suspect In The Glare Of The Media Spotlight, Homicide Inspectors Focus Their Attention On A Na Ve Young Man Named Greg Treadway Greg Is A Middle School Teacher And He Volunteers As A Special Advocate For Foster Children At First, The Only Thing Connecting Him To Tanya S Death Is The Fact That They Shared A Meal Earlier That Night But Soon Enough, Elements Of That Story Seem To Fall Apart And Hardy S Daughter, Rebecca, Finds Herself Drawn Into The Young Man S DefenseBy The Time Greg S Murder Trial Gets Underway, Dismas And Rebecca Have Unearthed Several Other Theories About The Crime A Missing Stepfather Who D Sexually Assaulted Her A Roommate Who Ran A Call Girl Service A Psychologically Unstable Birth Mother And A Mysterious Homeless Man Who May Have Had Dealings With Tanya Or Greg Treadway Himself, Who Is Perhaps Not All That He First Appeared But How Will They Get These Theories In Front Of A Jury And If They Can, What Price Will They Have To Pay With Signature Suspense And Intricate Plotting, The Fall Puts Dismas Hardy And His Only Daughter In The Middle Of One Of John Lescroart S Most Complex And Thrilling Cases Yet


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  1. says:

    The sixteenth entry in John Lescroart s series featuring lawyer Dismas Hardy and homicide detective Abe Glitsky marks something of a turning point in the series One of the pleasures of reading these books through the years has been watching the respective families of the two main characters evolve Over time, we ve come to know their wives and children almost as well as we know Hardy and Glitsky.Many of those children that we have watched growing up are now young adults, including Hardy s daugh The sixteenth entry in John Lescroart s series featuring lawyer Dismas Hardy and homicide detective Abe Glitsky marks something of a turning point in the series One of the pleasures of reading these books through the years has been watching the respective families of the two main characters evolve Over time, we ve come to know their wives and children almost as well as we know Hardy and Glitsky.Many of those children that we have watched growing up are now young adults, including Hardy s daughter, Rebecca, or The Beck as he has called from from the time she was a small child The Beck is now an attorney herself and has just joined her father s firm By an act of coincidence, she becomes acquainted with a young man named Greg Treadway Treadway is a school teacher and also volunteers as a court appointed advocate for foster children.Treadway and Rebecca meet one night in her father s bar Hardy owns half interest in the bar and moonlights a couple nights a week tending bar, simply because he enjoys it While the two are sitting there getting acquainted, a news story appears on the television noting that a seventeen year old African American woman named Tanya Morgan has died Either she has jumped, accidentally fallen or been pushed from overpass into traffic.Treadway is stunned The young woman is one of the girls for whom he is an advocate and he and Tanya had dinner together only hours before her death The Beck insists that he call the police and offer whatever information he can Naturally, he does But when the police find inconsistencies in Treadway s story, they arrest him for murder and suddenly Rebecca Hardy finds herself defending him on the murder charge.It s the first homicide case she s ever handled and, as nervous as she naturally is, her father is evennervous for her John Lescroart is famous for writing great courtroom scenes and this case is no exception A picky reviewer might point out that no law firm worth its salt would probably ever allow a fresh young attorney like The Beck to handle his or her own murder trial alone, but the fact that she s allowed to do so heightens the tension The alleged reason is that Treadway can t afford to pay to have Dismas Hardy sitting as second chair As usual in these books, there are a lot of political machinations going on in the background and there s a fair amount of wry humor.It s a great read, and one that will appeal to virtually anyone who enjoys a well drafted legal thriller And while it s nice to see The Beck get her moment in the sun, I do hope that in the next installment her father will have the opportunity to be back in court


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    3.5 stars In this 16th book in John Lescroat s Dismas Hardy series, Hardy s daughter Rebecca all grown up and working in her dad s law firm is lead attorney on a murder case The book can be read as a standalone The story In San Francisco, Greg Treadway is a middle school teacher who volunteers as a CASA court appointed special advocate for foster children His client is Max Paulson, a black, 17 year old high school student who lives with his Aunt Junie because his mother is a drug 3.5 stars In this 16th book in John Lescroat s Dismas Hardy series, Hardy s daughter Rebecca all grown up and working in her dad s law firm is lead attorney on a murder case The book can be read as a standalone The story In San Francisco, Greg Treadway is a middle school teacher who volunteers as a CASA court appointed special advocate for foster children His client is Max Paulson, a black, 17 year old high school student who lives with his Aunt Junie because his mother is a drug addict Greg is also friendly with Max s twin sister Anlya, who lives in a group home One evening, Greg stops for a beer at The Little Shamrock the bar co owned by Dismas Hardy and strikes up a conversation with Rebecca Hardy Before long the TV news reports that Anlya Paulson was thrown from an overpass and is dead Greg is horrified He tells Rebecca he had dinner with Anlya earlier in the evening At Dismas s urging Greg calls the police He reports that he took Anlya to a Chinese restaurant, after which she went shopping Turns out Greg s story has some holes and a homeless man claims he saw Greg at the scene of the crime Meanwhile, activists in San Francisco have been agitating, claiming that crimes against black people aren t being vigorously investigated and prosecuted The cops and DA feel pressured and Greg is indicted after a fast, shoddy investigation He s quickly brought to trial and hires Rebecca to be his lawyer Rebecca, looking for information to clear Greg, asks private investigator Wyatt Hunt to investigate Wyatt s findings unearth possible alternative suspects There are some dramatic courtroom scenes in the story and Rebecca, though inexperienced with murder cases, proves to be a skilled attorney It s fun to see her try to poke holes in the prosecution s evidence Familiar characters in the series make an appearance, including Dismas s wife Frannie and DA s investigator and former Chief of Homicide Abe Glitsky Various secondary characters add interest to the story, including Rebecca s roommate Ally a brand new law school graduate who takes an interest in Greg and the trial Anlya s mother who can t shake her drug habit or get rid of the wrong kind of men the police detectives who are determined to find a suspect fast the judge, who s got his head screwed on right and .There are a few twists in the story and a dramatic climax which some readers might see coming I enjoyed the book and recommend it to mystery fans.You can follow my reviews at


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    A special thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewTHE FALL by John Lescroart is a riveting multi layered complex legal crime thriller my kind of book Has it all from murder, sex, courtroom drama, legal, corruption, racial, crime, social injustice, mystery, psycho, and Love Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca The Beck quite the teamWhen Hardy joined the marines out of college, then Vietnam, he became a cop in San Fran while attend A special thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewTHE FALL by John Lescroart is a riveting multi layered complex legal crime thriller my kind of book Has it all from murder, sex, courtroom drama, legal, corruption, racial, crime, social injustice, mystery, psycho, and Love Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca The Beck quite the teamWhen Hardy joined the marines out of college, then Vietnam, he became a cop in San Fran while attending law school After passing the bar, he worked for a year as an assistant district attorney Afterwards bartending at Little Shamrock he now co owns after his first child had died in a crib accident and then the breakup of his first marriage He remarried twenty six years ago to Frannie, whose child Rebecca he adopted, now his newest legal associate at his firm She is about to land her first complex case.There are some strange happenings in San Francisco, now a body is falling out of the sky and is dead For the past several months, Juhle s Homicide department, as well as the city s DA s office had been defending themselves separately and together against mounting accusations that the PD was soft pedaling investigations, and the DA was mishandling trials of, killers of African Americans.In the city s last eight murders of African Americans the police had made no arrests During the same time period the district attorney had gone to trial six times to prosecute suspects in the homicides of African Americans and gotten zero convictions The public thinks there is a pattern could there be The fact remained that though the nonwhite to white murder rate in the city was nine to one there had not been one successful murder case involving a black victim in the previous six months Now Liam Goodman, a city supervisor with mayoral ambitions is riding this political magic and talking aboutthan just cutting the homicide budget The victim, Anlya Grace Paulson, age seventeen, a mixed up foster kid falls from an overpass tunnel with four witnesses, making it appear it is a murder, not a suicide What is her story boy, oh boy is there a past here with numerous suspects And there is a diary entry talking about someone with initials G and L Wes Farrell is closing in on four years as district attorney Inspectors Eric Waverly and Ken Yamashiro are on the case and PI Hunt Abe Glitsky, a lifelong policeman, mixed race from patrolman to homicide lieutenant to deputy chief of inspectors and for the past few months after a squabble with the chief of police had led to his resignation had been under Wes Farrell s command as an inspector with the DA s Investigative Division Abe s father was Jewish, his mother African American he is back on the case. Greg, a twenty seven year old white teacher and court appointed special advocate CASA for Anlya s twin brother Max had dinner with Anlya shortly before she died Greg happened to be at the bar, Little Shamrock Hardy co owns and his daughter Rebecca, is there, when the news comes on about the girl Rebecca agrees to represent Greg what a first case She has no clue what she is getting into As the corruption mounts, so does the suspects and complexities There is Royce, the boyfriend and pimp, a partner with Honor Wilson, Anlya s friend managing prostitutes nervous about the cops looking into their business Life as Honor had imagined it is not going as she planned and her life may be in danger Leon Copes, the psychologically unbalanced, crack head and child molester, former live in boyfriend of the twin s mother, Sharla with a history of abusing Anlya and screwing up their mother with drugs and booz, and then there is Ricardo Salazar, the Minnesota murderer Hardy had decided to let his daughter handle this, but he was not about to throw her to the wolves He could not allow her to choose her first murder jury selection without the benefit of his experience Who would push an innocent girl to her death What a mistrial Who had motive What about all the city s murder suspects who are arrested and never tried I love a good crime legal thriller and social injustices Lescroart mounts the suspense from court room, to crime mixed with some personal emotions and humor, with Hardy, his daughter, friends and family Since this is my first book by Lescroart, I am busy clicking to buy the previous books to listen on audio in between new releases starting with The Keeper Dismas Hardy, Book 15. So excited David Colacci, one of my favorite narrators is performinglove him, with Tami Hoag s books. Looking forward to reading all the ones I missed Fans of Scott Turow, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Daniel Palmer, Robert Parker, and Stuart Woods will enjoy this mix legal crime thriller As I have mentioned previously, you can always count on Atria Books to deliver the best of the bestJudith D Collins Must Read Books


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    Gone are the days when John Grisham was my go to when I was in serious need of a great legal thriller that is captivating and thrilling from page one John Lescroart is definitely the one I seek nowadays Sure Grisham still holds a place in my heart, but Lescroart brings that thrill factor in a way that others cannot He simply holds my attention by bringing thrill after thrill, throwing curve ball after curve ball, all the while keeping readers entranced in a story that is just interesting as t Gone are the days when John Grisham was my go to when I was in serious need of a great legal thriller that is captivating and thrilling from page one John Lescroart is definitely the one I seek nowadays Sure Grisham still holds a place in my heart, but Lescroart brings that thrill factor in a way that others cannot He simply holds my attention by bringing thrill after thrill, throwing curve ball after curve ball, all the while keeping readers entranced in a story that is just interesting as the outcome The Fall is no different.The literally drops in on us as a young, black teenage girl named Anlya Grace Paulson my version at least drops onto the hood of a young woman s car in a seemingly deserted parking lot Because of the importance in bringing to justice her killer, the main suspect turns out to be Greg Treadway He s a volunteer as a special advocate for foster children who assists in extending their benefits beyond their 18th birthday His questionable relationship with the deceased, an eyewitness statement, and a rush to judgement puts him in the hot seat.Enter Hardy Not that Hardy Enter Dismas Hardy s daughter, Rebecca, who s now employed at the prestigious law firm She s still wet behind the ears and totally unprepared for such a high profile trial that holds a young man s life in the balance Readers follow along as she grows as a lawyer Followers of the Dismas Hardy series will appreciate her tenacity and enjoy the journey she s on Newbies to this series will ultimately find her exhausting and a little too naive I found myself in the middle.What I liked most about this title is that when I thought I knew who the culprit was, Lescroart providedanddoubt, reasonable doubt I couldn t quite pinpoint who the killer was based on the shady characters who have come into this young woman s life There s the maybe ex best friend turned trickster, or the crazy molester that s seemed to disappear in the wind, or it could quite possibly be the man on trial Who s to say Of course the courtroom scenes are what I live for in legal thriller Sure the occasional gunfight and danger lurking at every turn is the courtroom battle Who will win Will the person on trial be found guilty Could the judge and jury be making the wrong call I love the back and forth banter that is a trial Trying to poke holes in every testimony, gaining strategic points with the jury by a carefully placed objection I mean, I love 20 20 or Dateline my favorite video game is Pheonix Wright All you gamers should know who he is js Lescroart gives life to his courtroom scenes I am essentially one of the many patrons who troll in hopes of being privy to the world s next high profile case.Although I enjoyed The Fall and was a much needed reprieve from the dreadful novels I had just read, I found Rebecca to be annoyingly naive I wanted to like her but I couldn t There is no replacement for Dismas Hardy Please don t pass the torch to her Lecroart I beg you to please reconsider if this is where you re headed I can accept a wet behind the ears attorney so long as they are truly so Rebecca shouldn t qualify as one when he father is one of the most sought after defense attorneys Being a rookie is not acceptable.Regardless of my 3 star rating, I really did enjoy The Fall John Lescroart is definitely one of my favorite legal thriller authors I will definitely read the next novel he writes even if it doesn t feature Dismas Hardy actually the last few I ve read have Dismas taking a backseat but was done in a much less annoying way I digress fans of this series will appreciate catching up on the characters they ve grown to love while newbies to the series will maybe step away needingHopefully needingin a good way As for me, I don t would rather fall into a great legal thriller that isn t only captivating when the main character is nowhere to be found Copy provided by Atria Books via Netgalley


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    So a man walks into a bar Greg Treadway is that man He is a middle school teacher and a volunteer as an advocate for foster children The bar is The Little Shamrock, which is owned by San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Diz Hardy Hardy s daughter Rebecca, known to family as The Beck, pours Greg a second Black and Tan, and so begins the not so funny lawyer client relationship between Greg Treadway and Rebecca Hardy.Treadway is white He is accused of murdering a seventeen year old Afric So a man walks into a bar Greg Treadway is that man He is a middle school teacher and a volunteer as an advocate for foster children The bar is The Little Shamrock, which is owned by San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Diz Hardy Hardy s daughter Rebecca, known to family as The Beck, pours Greg a second Black and Tan, and so begins the not so funny lawyer client relationship between Greg Treadway and Rebecca Hardy.Treadway is white He is accused of murdering a seventeen year old African American girl Anlya Paulson s body fell from the sky and smashed into a car as it exited a parking ramp The evidence is scant and circumstantial, but the police and DA s office are under political pressure to get a conviction Greg Treadway vehemently denies any wrongdoing Rebecca believes him Doesn t she The problem is that he has lied just a little.As she embarks on her first solo murder trial, her father discusses the case with The Beck Referring to her client s lies, he quotes, What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you Nietzsche said that I didn t know what I should believe, or whether I should believe anything that Greg Treadway told his lawyer Is he as innocent as he seems Lescroart artfully weaves a plot that had me guessing throughout the book The courtroom scenes and legal wheelings and dealings are classic Lescroart In typical Lescroart style, he includes old familiar characters from other books in this long lived series Abe Glitzky, Wes Farrell, Wyatt Hunt, as well as familiar San Francisco streets and landmarks The guys visit their favorite haunts, like Lou the Greek s A first time reader of the series could read this as a stand alone however, I felt that the character development of the principal characters was sketchy, and I missed the not only details of the atmosphere at Lou s, for example, but the camaraderie of the gang Even though they are often on opposite sides of the courtroom now, the fellas and now Rebecca remain loyal friends.What I love about Lescroart s novels is that he creates so many unique characters This gives him a great deal of flexibility in creating spinoff stories The Fall is the first book that strongly features Rebecca Hardy all grown up with a law degree and her father s dry wit Did I enjoy this book Guilty Ladies and gentlemen, it is not as compelling as many of the earlier Dismas Hardy tales, but I still rate it a solid 3 1 2 star performance


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    What worked best for me was the courtroom dialogue and drama Too often a book will be listed as a Legal Thriller , but will have little or no courtroom presence This book however, was a text book example for what I define as a Legal Thriller, and these scenes were the best part of the book I love the legal wrangling s, seeing the attorney s duke it out, all while peeling away the layers of the mystery The author allowed the reader a sneak peek into the life of a defender and we are able to What worked best for me was the courtroom dialogue and drama Too often a book will be listed as a Legal Thriller , but will have little or no courtroom presence This book however, was a text book example for what I define as a Legal Thriller, and these scenes were the best part of the book I love the legal wrangling s, seeing the attorney s duke it out, all while peeling away the layers of the mystery The author allowed the reader a sneak peek into the life of a defender and we are able to see the court system for what it is warts and all I always find this type of thing compelling, so for me the banter in the courtroom was the saving grace for this book Although the story winds along at a slower pace, the last several chapters made the wait worthwhile, with a thought provoking finale Overall, I did enjoy seeing Rebecca stand out there on her own and I do hope she has a solid role in the future of this series, either in a big or small way, but I also hope we see Abe and Hardy resume their top billing with a meatier role next time around This is a solid legal thriller, and it was great to sit in on the courtroom politics, and touch base with familiar characters and their families 3.5 stars rounded to 4 This review is the copyrighted property of Night Owl ReviewsTo see review in it s entirety follow this link to be nit picky, but I did notice that in the blurb posted here on GR, the victim s name is Tanya, but in the book the girl s name is Anlya Paulson


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    Disappointing I have read many of the Dismas Hardy series and my recollection is that I enjoyed them all This one had its moments but significant opportunities to make it a stronger story were missed Most crime novels have some unlikely scenarios its part of the genre But several such plot lines in this book defied reader acceptance this reader anyway and detracted from the tension that might have been Several plot lines were left unresolved with simple and unsatisfactory sum ups in the Disappointing I have read many of the Dismas Hardy series and my recollection is that I enjoyed them all This one had its moments but significant opportunities to make it a stronger story were missed Most crime novels have some unlikely scenarios its part of the genre But several such plot lines in this book defied reader acceptance this reader anyway and detracted from the tension that might have been Several plot lines were left unresolved with simple and unsatisfactory sum ups in the final pages.The continued reference to the defense attorney as The Beck were disconcerting This was a childhood nickname Rebecca Dismas was given in books written long ago, and it was fine then but it seemed just silly and even demeaning to apply it to a young defense attorney trying her first murder case SPOILER ALERT But most importantly, there were hints that the defendant was actually the killer, but these were not followed up through the viewpoint of the his defense lawyer Rebecca, Dismas daughter, is trying her first murder case How powerful might it have been to have her struggle with her obligation to defend vigorously a man she suspected was guilty Much tension could have been generated Only after his guilt had been revealed did she and her father say to each other that they suspected it all along


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    A healthy annual dose of a Lescroart legal thriller does the mind and heart good This year s offering is just what I needed to push through a hectic summer When the body of Anlya Paulson falls into oncoming traffic, authorities are left to wonder if this foster child was in the throes of a deep depression or if she was the victim of a crime With a murder that baffles everyone, the SFPD begin their investigation, turning up the most unlikely of suspects, Greg Treadway A middle school teacher A healthy annual dose of a Lescroart legal thriller does the mind and heart good This year s offering is just what I needed to push through a hectic summer When the body of Anlya Paulson falls into oncoming traffic, authorities are left to wonder if this foster child was in the throes of a deep depression or if she was the victim of a crime With a murder that baffles everyone, the SFPD begin their investigation, turning up the most unlikely of suspects, Greg Treadway A middle school teacher and Special Advocate for Anlya s brother, Greg s DNA is found on the body, leaving everyone to wonder if this might be the easiest of cases Enter Dismas Hardy and his newly minted associate, Rebecca The Beck Hardy Working her first homicide defence, Rebecca relies on her father s experience and her own honed skills to hash out the truth of the Treadway case With evidence burying them, the young Hardy and Treadwell must find a way to exonerate him, or he is sure to face prison time for decades to come Just as the trial begins, new theories emerge and shoddy police work may prove helpful As The Beck learns, she must not only possess these facts, but get them into evidence The battle is on as she pushes the envelop to advocate for her client, with everything she has In a powerful novel that sheds the spotlight on yet another former minor character, this story remains high action and legally sound from the opening pages onwards, in true Lescroart fashion Not to be missed by series fans or new and curious readers alike.In the years I have been reading Lescroart s novels, never have I come up against one I did not enjoy He has honed his skills over the years and utilises a large cast of characters to develop a solid foundation, pulling some out for one novel and shelving them for a period That said, these characters and themes associated with them always reappear in some form, if only to add a flavour to the story that remains unique Bringing Rebecca from out of the shadows was a brilliant choice by Lescroart, while not writing Dismas out of the game entirely Could this be the beginning of a new generation of legal thrillers, while keeping the Wyatt Hunt and Abe Glitsky novels slowly churing as well Only time will tell as readers becomeaware of this sensational legal writer.Kudos, Mr Lescroart for making me an addict to your work I cannot wait to see what else you have percolating Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at


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    This seems like many court room books I ve read Greg Treadway was Guilty before proven Innocent NOT Innocent until your proven Guilty.Greg is a Middle School Teacher Social Work Volunteer for Foster Children After Greg Tanyon Morgan 16 African American met fought in a restaurant She has The Fall into San Francisco s Stockton tunnel killing her Greg s last seen with her is charged with murder Was she pushed or suicide The Restaurant manager waiter remembers them f This seems like many court room books I ve read Greg Treadway was Guilty before proven Innocent NOT Innocent until your proven Guilty.Greg is a Middle School Teacher Social Work Volunteer for Foster Children After Greg Tanyon Morgan 16 African American met fought in a restaurant She has The Fall into San Francisco s Stockton tunnel killing her Greg s last seen with her is charged with murder Was she pushed or suicide The Restaurant manager waiter remembers them fight Omar Abdullah, a homeless man, identifies Greg from 6 photos shown by the police Greg is the suspect, the last with her Wasn t he really trying to help her view spoiler Who was guilty Who knew she could be killed at the tunnel to clear their past 1 Greg s career is lost, was he was forced to kill her He pleds to Rebeca Hardy Allie his girlfriend that he s innocent 2 Leon Copes, psychiatric, was Tandon s mother former boyfriend, he raped Tanyon years ago 3 Royce Utlee, was her pimp, she was a problem he did want her off the street hide spoiler Dismas Hardy works with helps his daughter Rebecca in her first MAJOR Murder case Can her investigations succeed She was a good lawyer trying the find the evidence for Greg s acquittal


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    This was an enjoyable read for me for several reasons All my favorite characters were present Dismas Hardy of course , Frannie, Abe Glitzky and Treya, Wes Farrell, Will Hunt and Dismas and Frannie s now grown up children, Rebecca The Beck and Vincent.I remember when I first started this series and Vincent wasn t even born yet while The Beck was just little now, here she is, a lawyer in her own right and conducting her first criminal trial defending her client on murder charges.My pers This was an enjoyable read for me for several reasons All my favorite characters were present Dismas Hardy of course , Frannie, Abe Glitzky and Treya, Wes Farrell, Will Hunt and Dismas and Frannie s now grown up children, Rebecca The Beck and Vincent.I remember when I first started this series and Vincent wasn t even born yet while The Beck was just little now, here she is, a lawyer in her own right and conducting her first criminal trial defending her client on murder charges.My personal style of reviewing is not to reveal the story or as little as possible , but rather my impressions of the story This one gets two thumbs up and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys an emotionally charged courtroom drama with lots of fast footwork on the part of law enforcement officers to ensure justice is done No matter how long it takes


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