The Rule of Law
A Novel (Dismas Hardy #18)
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/21/2019)
Mass Market (8/23/2022)
Paperback, Large Print (10/9/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (2/6/2019)
Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother—a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder—has just been released.
Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested for allegedly abetting the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women from El Salvador and Mexico until he was shot to death on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. Hardy realizes that if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he must figure out how all these strands connect—and fast.
Proving that he is a “certifiable A-Lister” (Booklist), John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, roller coaster of a novel that will keep you on your toes until the very last page.
Praise For The Rule of Law: A Novel (Dismas Hardy #18)…
"Lescroart plots so cleverly that he has you believing his split-level thriller is really a single foreshortened novel. The perfect read for those who agree that "it's only trouble if somebody's shooting at you."
“Enthralling… Sharp dialogue and a timely plot help make this entry a winner."
— Publishers Weekly
“The Rule of Law cements Lescroart’s status as the undisputed master of the courtroom thriller, as always spiced with richly drawn characters and genuine emotion. Neither he nor Dismus Hardy have ever been better.”
— Providence Journal
"The Rule of Law is vintage Lescroart, drawing on parallels between real-life and hot-button issues while also providing top-notch entertainment."
— The Real Book Spy
Atria Books, 9781501115745, 336pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2019