Damage by John T. Lescroart

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Either influence or lack of hard evidence frustrates every move Glitsky and his colleagues make to try to nail Curtlee. What at first appears to be a stunningly stark black-and-white portrayal reveals many subtle shadings by book's end.
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Synopsis

His career derailed by the vengeful billionaire Curtlee family for his part in convicting one of their number for murder, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky learns that the killer has won a retrial at the same time a star witness has been murdered. By the best-selling author of Treasure Hunt. 250,000 first printing.
 

About John T. Lescroart

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JOHN LESCROART is the bestselling author of twenty-one previous novels, including Treasure Hunt, A Plague of Secrets, Betrayal, and The Hunt Club. He lives in Northern California.
 
Published January 4, 2011 by Dutton.
Genres: . Fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 19 2010

Lescroart’s habitual fondness for hot-button–issue thrillers (Treasure Hunt, 2010, etc.) sets an irresistible hook. But although the plot is a barn-burner, it never offers any special insight on how or whether to keep convicted criminals from going free. Not that enraptured readers will notice.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 28 2018

Either influence or lack of hard evidence frustrates every move Glitsky and his colleagues make to try to nail Curtlee. What at first appears to be a stunningly stark black-and-white portrayal reveals many subtle shadings by book's end.

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The Washington Post

Good
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson on Jan 19 2011

...so let’s just say that decency returns to San Francisco amid bloodcurdling violence and a good many surprises, as Lescroart again demonstrates his fiendish delight in keeping those pages turning.

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BellaOnline

Good
Reviewed by Edie Dykeman on Jan 12 2013

In Damage, John Lescroart has written a gritty thriller of a legal system gone awry. Tension throughout the novel keeps readers glued to a storyline that is intriguing and disturbing, but never disappointing.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky on Jan 04 2011

This is one of John Lescroart’s most compelling legal and psychological thrillers in years. Damage has sardonic humor, strong dialogue, lively characters, and a complex but well constructed plot. An exception is a twist that the author throws in at the end. Most alert readers will see it coming.

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