The Second Chair by John Lescroart
A Novel (Dismas Hardy, Book 9)

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In the latest of his acclaimed novels featuring Dismas Hardy, John Lescroart skillfully and subtly weaves together a story of a privileged youth on trial for murder, and an entire city on the brink of panic, taking this popular series to new heights of stylish suspense.


About John Lescroart

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John Lescroart is the author of twenty-three previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Damage, Treasure Hunt, and The 13th Juror. He lives in Northern California. M.J. Rose is the international bestselling author of twelve novels, one of which (The Reincarnationist) was the basis of the television series Past Lives. She is a founding board member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Published December 28, 2004 by Signet. 624 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy plays second fiddle to his junior partner in the case of the preppy accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and their drama coach.

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When the Norths finally contact Amy Wu, an attorney they had used years before when Andrew had gotten into a small scrape, Andrew was being held at the Youth Guidance Center (YGC) charged with double murder.

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Picking up where ''The First Law'' left off, Lescroart's attorney/cop tag team of Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky reunite.

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Hardy has become jaded about the system, but after his associate Amy Wu seems to botch the defense of an accused murderer, Hardy joins her as second chair in the hopes that he can rekindle his idealism.

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