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Author: Robert Lawrence,John Lescroart
ISBN13: 978-1590863701
Title: The First Law (Dismas Hardy Series)
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (January 27, 2003)

The First Law (Dismas Hardy Series) by Robert Lawrence,John Lescroart

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Robert Lawrence (Reading). David Colacci (Reading). While Dismas Hardy has built a solid legal practice and a happy family, John Holiday has not followed the same path. Despite this, Hardy has remained Holiday's attorney and confidant, and with Glitsky's help, Hardy finds ample reason to question Holiday's guilt. Hardy's case falls on hostile ears, however, and to avoid arrest, Holiday turns fugitive. THE SECOND CHAIR: Dismas Hardy is finally on top: As a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he’s a rainmaker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy’s up-and-coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high-profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the seventeen-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

Author: John Lescroart Narrator: Robert Lawrence Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: 1. 5 hours Series: The Dismas Hardy Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781543613018. I recommend this book. Read it. "Joanne 1/21/2014. I started off really liking John Lescroart, but am not as enthralled as I once was. Glitsky and Hardy are back in this novel, although Abe is no longer homicide chief; he is in payroll after being shot. What is really disappointing is the total lack of caring these main characters show for longtime friend and iconic lawyer Freeman, who is brutally beaten in this complex who dun it.

Published on the first of February, 2005, this was the novel that was to introduce the character of Dismas Hardy to his ever loyal readers. Setting up the character, along with his current station in life, John Lescroart brought in a much-loved and well regarded protagonist who, whilst not always perfect, got the job done and always managed to do the right thing. It was his ambiguities that made him a fully rounded character though and gave his readers somebody three-dimensional to fully invest themselves in. In this novel Dismas Hardy is found to be bar-tending in his new life where he hopes.

Written by John Lescroart, Audiobook narrated by Robert Lawrence. The First Law. A Dismas Hardy Novel. Narrated by: Robert Lawrence. Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins.

Written by John Lescroart, narrated by Robert Lawrence. Check out more titles in the Dismas Hardy series.

First law: Lieutenant Abe Glitsky becomes involved in the investigation of a murdered family friend when the prime suspect's lawyer turns to him for help, a request that places both of their careers in jeopardy. Motive: In the wake of the murders of a politically connected socialite and his glamorous fiance, Dismas Hardy's partner is placed at the head of the controversial investigation.

Narrator: Robert Lawrence. Genres: Fiction & Literature, Police Stories. Publisher: Brilliance Corporation. Published In: January 2003. Another great book in the Dismiss Hardy series. This book was a bit different than the others I have read. No court room drama but presents an ethical problem for each of the main character of the story. Story has lots of action and moves right along. If you were reading it would be called a "page turner". by suev. Read All 4. Author Details.

John Lescroart (/lɛsˈkwɑː/; born January 14, 1948) is a New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt.

The First Law. Written by John LescroartNarrated by Robert Lawrence. Hardy has ample reason to doubt both his client's guilt and the evidence conveniently stacked against him. Hardy turns to Glitsky for help, but when Holiday is implicated in the grisly killings of two more men, their pleas fall on hostile ears  . The First Law - John Lescroart.

At last recovered from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at work. But instead of returning to his old job as chief of homicide detail, he’s assigned a desk job in the payroll department, where he has no business investigating murders—until his father’s closest friend is shot dead in a downtown pawn shop. Glitsky asks the new homicide lieutenant about the case, but the brass tells him to stay out of it. Guided by the Patrol Special—a private police force supervised by the SFPD that is a holdover from San Francisco's vigilante past—the police have already targeted their prime suspect: John Holiday, proprietor of a run-down local bar, and a friend and client of Dismas Hardy.

Hardy has ample reason to doubt both his client’s guilt and the evidence conveniently stacked against him. Hardy turns to Glitsky for help, but when Holiday is implicated in the grisly killings of two more men, their pleas fall on hostile ears. To avoid arrest, Holiday turns fugitive, and the police believe three things: that Hardy’s a liar protecting Holiday, that Holiday is a cold-blooded killer, and that Glitsky’s a bad cop on the wrong side of the law.

And as the deadly pursuit for a murderer intensifies, Hardy, Glitsky, and even their families are directly threatened by the forces that want to see Holiday brought down. Cut off from the system that they both served, denied justice from the corridors of power, and increasingly isolated at every turn, Hardy and Glitsky face their darkest hour. For when the law that is meant to shield and protect those closest to them fails, they must look to another, more primal law in order to survive.…

Reviews: 7
I was two thirds into this, one of his best, works when I recognized a phrase Vincent said. Then I remembered I had read this one before, but I continued to read it because I couldn't recall the ending. There is a specific sequence of events that is referenced in multiple subsequent novels. While solidifying my appreciation of Lescroart, this specific turn of events brings to bear more enjoyment of the other works
of his art.
Soooo many characters introduced in the first 20% of the book with a boring and unlikely setup for a plot led me to realize this is a waste of time. I couldn't finish it.
The more we get to know Dismas Hardy and the other characters of John Lescroart's San Francisco, the more we appreciate them as well-drawn, three-dimensional characters.

The First Law takes our relationship with these characters to a new level, taking us along as they face their gravest threat yet. Not so much a "whodunnit" as a "whatchagonnaDOaboutit," this novel is gripping, tense and shocking. John Lescroart does not disappoint.

I consider The First Law required reading for those looking to get into Lescroart's subsequent Hardy/Glitsky novels. What happens here has serious repercussions in the next couple of books and, most profoundly, in The Ophelia Cut (released a few weeks before this review was written).
When Sam Silverman is murdered in his jewelry store, a twisting, downhill ride begins for Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky and their close circle of friends who become enmeshed in a vortex of violence that touches them all, and leads them into more danger than they had anticipated. Lescroart has a way with murder plots and his strong character development is one of his strengths as an author. This is worth reading and may keep the reader up later than he or she would like, but it's worth it.
Very boring read with to much bad language! John is a much better writer than this. Why all the "F" words?
adventure time
Different but not in a good way. Not lescroart s best. Of course, there's incompetence and a touch of corruption in most police departments,but this Book stretched the limits. Nothing offered for gersons motive.
I always enjoy reading Lescroart since I once lived in SF and recognize many of the places he mentions. I've even been in the Shamrock out on Lincoln near GG Park. Plus the stories are well written with real characters.
If you like reading law books this is for you. I really enjoyed it so much. Thumbs Up.