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Watch a video From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice.

The Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family's heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming DA dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department s payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their fragile, damaged lives.

And then Ro Curtlee's lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.

Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial's star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars? And just how far across the line is he prepared to go in pursuit of justice?
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011.
ISBN: 9780525951766
Characteristics: 399 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jan 04, 2014

Another excellent offering from John Lescroart. After 21 books, he still turns out engaging stories featuring an ensemble cast that he has nurtured from the very beginning. A master of his craft.

Jul 06, 2013

Good read

Feb 02, 2012

Good old San Francisco crew of cops and lawyers tried to deal with two murders suspiciously tied to a powerful family's son who was on parole. Classic Lescroart crime/law/police story.

Jul 28, 2011

Excellent book except for the ending. It's almost like Lescroart could not make up his mind on where to end the book


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