From New York Times
bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal
suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up
and an associate in Hardy’s law firm.
Late one night, a teenage African
American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the
overpass above San Francisco’s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall…or was
Rushing to produce a convictable
suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus
their attention on a naïve young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a
middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster
children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya’s death is
the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough,
elements of that story seem to fall apart…and Hardy’s daughter, Rebecca,
finds herself drawn into the young man’s defense.
By the time Greg’s murder trial
gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories
about the crime: a missing stepfather who’d sexually assaulted her; a
roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth
mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with
Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first
appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And
if they can, what price will they have to pay?
With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroart’s most complex and thrilling cases yet.