The Ophelia Cut

By John Lescroart
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781476764016, 473pp.)

Publication Date: March 2014

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2013 Indie Next List
“San Francisco Criminal Attorney, Dismas Hardy used to be a star attorney in the District Attorney’s office, but now he practices criminal law and there are things from his past that he’d like to keep locked away. When Dismas’ niece is raped, her father, Moses McGuire, makes it clear he’d be happy to kill the man who did it. In fact he threatens the arrogant assistant to a powerful San Francisco politician and when this man is murdered, the evidence points to Moses. Dismas and Moses were friends long before they became related by marriage and Dismas has mixed feelings about the defense he is mounting. To make matters worse, Moses, an alcoholic, has fallen off the wagon and when he drinks, he talks too much. Moses is under arrest and he knows dangerous secrets about several people, including Dismas. John Lescroart has written 17 terrific books, and THE OPHILIA CUT is the best yet.”
-- Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


Description
"New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart's most beloved protagonist returns in a masterful novel that showcases his extraordinary storytelling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.
When his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter's rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy agrees to defend him. But McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues' careers. As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors--until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?
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