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The Vig (Dismas Hardy) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2006
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“A LARGE CAST, SWIFT PACING, AND GOOD LOCAL COLOR...A GRIPPING YARN.”—Publishers Weekly
“[Lescroart has a] sensitive touch with psychologically complex characters...a tense, tough, page-turning plot.”—Playboy
Top Customer Reviews
The Vig is a fine mystery with a complex plot, endearing characters, and great dialogue.
Anyone who can call this a Grisham wannabe isn't thinking, and recommending a Ludlum wannabe like The Day After Tomorrow is CERTAINLY comparing apples to cinder blocks.
This is enjoyable reading and rates 4 stars.
For those new to this outstanding series, the order of books is as follows:
The 13th Juror
The Mercy Rule
Nothing but the truth
The First Law
The Second Chair
& A Plague of Secrets [scheduled for release in July 2009]
I personally recommend reading them in order for the best experience. The characters evolve and are fully realized.
Dismas is approached by an ex colleague. One of the bad guys they put away years ago is getting out of prison. Lewis's last words before they hauled him away was that he intended to rid the world of both Hardy and Rusty the lawyers, district attorney at the time. Suddenly Rusty is missing and Rusty's girlfriend is found dead on Rusty's boat. Lewis looks good for this murder right? Someone is keeping secrets. What if you had a gambling debt so high that you couldn't meet "The Vig" anymore? Loan sharks and the mob will loan you the money.. as long as you pay the interest of course- or what's known as " The Vig.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will say what I've already said about Lescroart's books: Outstanding; I expect nothing less.Published 11 hours ago by william del vecchio
If you like cops and robbers, this is a good read. Lescroart weaves his stories in and out of love and crime in a way to keep the reader intrigued with both themes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gloria Barton
Excellent read. Second in the Dismas Hardy "series." I should say that Lescroart's writing gets better with every novel. There's too much junk out there. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Arizona Kitty
Lescroart knows his SF. Haven't ever lived there, but knew the City pretty well, and I can recognize people, places, etc., as he describes them. Love this series.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dismas Hardy is one of my favorite characters! I love these books. Great plots, and great knowledge of San Francisco, my hometown. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan E. Gosland
I enjoy John Lescroart's dramas, and I have read many of them. The Vig, however, is below par and tedious reading for the most partPublished 9 months ago by Crock
I always have certain authors I read and he is one of the best. Just set back and enjoy his story line.Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth Conley