The First Law

The First Law

Book - 2003
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In this thrilling novel from the acclaimed Dismas Hardy series, Hardy's friend and client finds himself the prime suspect in a homicide investigation.

While Dismas Hardy has built a solid legal practice and a happy family, his friend John Holiday, a proprietor of a rundown local bar, has not followed the same path. Despite this, Hardy has remained Holiday's attorney and confidant, and when Holiday is suspected of murder, Hardy and Glitsky find ample reason to question Holiday's guilt.

But Hardy's case falls on hostile ears, and to avoid arrest, Holiday turns fugitive. The police now believe three things: that Hardy is a liar protecting Holiday, that Holiday is a cold-blooded killer, and that Glitsky is a bad cop on the wrong side of the law.

As the suspense reaches fever pitch, Hardy, Glitsky, and even their families may be caught in the crossfire and directly threatened--and this time, the police won't be on their side.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2003
ISBN: 9780451210227
Branch Call Number: LES
Characteristics: viii, 403 p. ;,24 cm


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Mar 21, 2017

I enjoy Lescroart's books quite a bit - interesting plots and characters. But this reader detracts from the quality of the writing. Robert Lawrence reads the narrative portions very unevenly. Sometimes he speeds though a part, tonelessly, as though he is just trying to get through the assignment as quickly as possible. But that is not the worst part. He voices several of the characters as if they are mentally very slow - and one of these is a police detective. The women all sound the same and his regional or ethnic accents seem to come and go. As I listened to this CD I wondered why it is so difficult to find talented readers.

Jun 06, 2011

Very entertaining, fast-paced, and well written

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