It’s been a while since pragmatic defense attorney Diz Hardy has been center stage in a Lescroart thriller, but he’s finally back, along with his best friend, San Francisco cop Abe Glitsky. Memories of the so-called Dockside Massacre (The First Law, 2002) remain fresh, however, even six years after the fact, and when a reporter starts digging into the circumstances of the unsolved case, Diz, Abe, and, especially, volatile Moses McGuire, Diz’s brother-in-law, get a tad nervous. Moses, the weak link in the information chain, wants to tell all, but the others vote no. Then Moses’ beautiful 23-year-old daughter is raped, the rapist is murdered, and Moses emerges as the prime suspect. Did he do it? Just as troubling is whether, under pressure of prosecution, he’ll tell what happened on the pier that night. Courtoom dynamics are as well done as ever, but this isn’t as strongly plotted as usual, and although the circumstances of the massacre eventually become clear, readers unfamiliar with First Law could be lost at first. Fans of the series, though, will be thrilled to have Diz back. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lescroart has sold 20 million copies of his previous 23 novels. Numbers to die for. --Stephanie Zvirin
Smart, riveting, and utterly compelling, The Ophelia Cut
has 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)
“[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.”
"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)
“Lescroart is a master at building tension to a complicated climax that will satisfy both old and new readers alike.
” (The Florida Times-Union
"A nail-biting suspense
yarn that's not to be missed." (Providence Journal