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THE SECOND CHAIR by John Lescroart

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket , signed by the author. 2004 NY: Dutton ISBN 9780525947752
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Second Chair, The
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"Under Lescroart's assured hand, this perfectly paced tale of legal procedure and big-city politics keeps us turning pages even when it's time to turn in at night." -Booklist

John Lescroart, the 'master' (People) of the legal thriller, delivers a brilliantly suspenseful novel of deadly secrets, privileged youth, and uncertain justice. . .

To the outside world, it looks like Dismas Hardy is finally on top. 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. But what the world sees is a mirage. For beneath the surface bravado and the lucrative deal-making, Hardy has lost his faith in the law.

Now Hardy's young associate Amy Wu, suddenly rootless and grieving over the recent death of her father, brings the firm a high-profile and challenging 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. The D.A. wants to try him as an adult, but Wu cuts a deal to keep him in juvenile court -- a deal that she's forced to break.

Overwhelmed by the mounting evidence against their client, and hoping to salvage his firm's reputation in the face of the D.A.'s righteous wrath, Hardy sits second chair with Wu in Bartlett's defense.

As the Bartlett case moves swiftly to trial, Hardy is unable to turn to his old friend Abe Glitsky for help. Newly promoted to Deputy Chief of the Investigations Bureau, Glitsky has problems of his own when San Francisco is seized by a wave of violence. With fear and anxiety building, all eyes in the panicked city fix on an embattled Glitsky, who must somehow stop the criminal upsurge while being second-guessed and hounded by a hostile media.

The city around them on the verge of panic, Hardy's search for the truth takes him and Amy Wu down a path that becomes more perilous with each step. With very little belief in his young client's innocence, and even less in the legal system, Hardy has to first conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client . . . and save himself.

Emotionally powerful and exquisitely suspenseful, The Second Chair showcases John Lescroart as an author of 'brilliant courtroom drama' (The Washington Post), writing at the height of his powers.

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5 of 5 The Second Chair / Mystery April 25, 2010
Reviewer: M. CLEMENT from COLLEGE STATION, TX United States  
This book shows the affect events from The First Law have changed the major characters in the Glitsky-Hardy series. Glitsky has been promoted to Lieutenant and Hardy has risen in the law practice. Amy Wu a young lawyer takes a high-profile case of a 17 year-old that has been charged with a double murder.  She pleas for the boy to be tried as a juvenile.  Hardy can't go to Glitsky for help and he sits second chair to Wu.  The DA's office is highly upset that Wu planned to do this from the start. As the investigation unfolds the suspense increases as does the risk.  Once again Lescroart delivers a powerful novel of criminal suspense and uncertain justice. No explicit sexual content.

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