Titolo: Nothing but the Truth
Casa editrice: Wheeler Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9781568958132-3
Riassunto: When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he?s worried. Frannie?s a great mother. Turns out there?s a good explanation: She?s in jail. Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury ? and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who?s accused of killing his wife. Now it?s up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: Why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumont ? and why? He?s looking for the truth. But he?s not quite sure he wants to find it?
Recensione: Fans of John Lescroart's series hero Dismas Hardy, the thoughtful and likable San Francisco lawyer, will welcome this meditation on marriage served up as a murder mystery. In previous outings, Hardy has been a cop, a bartender, and even an assistant prosecutor, so he knows that, "Sometimes the whole truth is the last thing you want to hear." But then his wife Frannie goes to jail for refusing to tell what she knows about the husband of a murdered environmental activist. The Hardy's children are classmates of the victim's youngsters, and Dismas must confront the secrets in his own relationship that have been concealed by the all-too-familiar pressures of trying to balance work and love in the modern family. The plot, which involves oil, gas, ethanol, and gubernatorial politics, doesn't take center stage in this carefully written and deeply compelling novel; the real action is the series of revelations about the crime in question, which uncover the more interesting story of how even a good marriage can deteriorate despite--or perhaps because of--the daily work of trying to keep it going. Lescroart is in Scott Turow territory here, and he explores and conquers it with the same keen talent for describing the distance between private life and public trust. Nothing But the Truth represents a major step forward for Lescroart, who expands the mystery genre with every Dismas Hardy outing. --Jane Adams
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