Poison (Dismas Hardy, #17) by John Lescroart

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Poison (Dismas Hardy, #17) Read Online Free - From the “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart comes a dramatic family drama in which attorney Dismas Hardy is called on to defend a former client against the accusation of murder.

Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can’t stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences.

Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge eleven years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she’s been embezzling funds from the company—but she insists she did not kill her boss.

As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company’s $25 million dollar market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail.

But Dismas not only has to save his client’s life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has a painted a target on his back, too. With Lescroart’s signature “smart, riveting, and utterly compelling” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author) prose, this whip smart and nail-bitingly suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Title : Poison (Dismas Hardy, #17)
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ISBN : 1501115707
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Esil rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2018

3.5 stars. The solution to my 2018 fiction slump may be to not aim too high. So I decided to read Poison, which is #17 in a series by an author I have never read. Low expectations can sometimes be rewarding. Poison was not profound or mind blowingly clever. But it felt like the comfort food of a v...

Matt rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2017

First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, John Lescroart, and Atria Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. As a long-time fan of John Lescroart and his work, I was pleased to receive an early copy of his latest lega...

Faith rated it ★★★☆☆

February 27, 2018

I have not read any of the other books in this series about criminal defense attorney Dismas Hardy, but the book worked fine as a standalone. I was expecting more of a legal thriller, however this is a procedural with investigations by both the San Francisco police and by Hardy with his private i...

Patrice rated it ★★★☆☆

December 24, 2017

Poison is the 17th installment of the Dismas Hardy series. I've been a fan of Hardy series for a while, and although Poison is entertaining enough, I didn't feel John Lescroart included the thrilling suspense I've come accustomed to in his other titles. Hardy is called to action when an old client...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2018

This may be Dismas Hardy's 17th book but it's my first and I am thinking, "Where have I been?" This is an entertaining story of a defense lawyer in San Francisco. He is recovering from some bullet wounds following his last case when a former client calls him in deep trouble. She has been arreste...

Monnie rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2018

Getting shot ain't a walk in the park; and the last time it happened to defense attorney Dismas Hardy, two bullets nearly cost him his life. So now - a year later - he's still recovering and seriously contemplating at least a partial retirement. But everyone knows what happens to best-laid plans...

Midwest rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2018

You must already be invested in the Dismas Hardy series to really enjoy this book. (I believe this is my 11th of the series.) If not, you very likely will rate this one- or two-stars only. Unlike many others in the series, this is not a legal mystery/thriller in the conventional sense. It is clos...

Donna rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

This book literally took my breath away. Now whether that's due to my month long acute bronchitis or the writing I can't be sure but I truly think it's a mixture of both. Ironically, money is at the root of all evil but so too is poison ( Aconite to be specific) which adds to the mystery and intr...

Joyce rated it ★★★★★

November 01, 2017

5 stars Another great Dismas Hardy adventure. Dismas is just getting used to the idea of retiring. He wants to cut back his hours and take it a little easier. He feels getting shot four times is enough. However, his secretary calls him with an urgent message. It seems Abby Jarvis whom he represent...

Judy rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

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