The Second Chair

The Second Chair by John Lescroart

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The master of the legal thriller delivers a brilliantly suspenseful novel of deadly secrets, privileged youth, and uncertain justice…

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. The D.A. wants to try him as an adult. Determined to get the case into juvenile court and overwhelmed by the mounting evidence against her client, Wu asks Hardy to sit second chair for her in Bartlett`s defense.

As the Bartlett case moves swiftly to trial, another series of murders grip the city. An unseen killer seems to be shooting citizens wantonly, and as fear and anxiety build around The Executioner (as he is quickly dubbed in the ensuing media frenzy), Abe Glitsky, the newly promoted deputy chief of the Investigations Bureau, leads the desperate hunt to stop him.

With the city on the verge of panic, Hardy and Glitsky are locked in a race against time-to save a client and to catch a murderer. But nothing is what it seems, and as both men`s cases twist and turn to their shocking conclusions, the very foundations of San Francisco`s legal system will be shaken to the core.

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John Lescroart (English John Lescroart ) American writer, author of more than 20 thrillers, 18 of which have taken pride of place on the New York Times bestseller lists. Born January 14, 1948 in Houston, Texas, graduated from Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, California in 1966 and 1970 with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in English. Before becoming a professional writer in 1994, John changed many careers: he worked as a text editor for law firms, a bartender, an artist, an editor, in the advertising business, a programmer and a fundraiser. He was a guitarist and performed with the "Real Good Band". Ten million copies of his books have been sold in seventy-five countries, translated into twenty-two languages. John also received the Maurice Prize from the University of California, Davis, for his mastery of large-scale artwork. He is also a member of the board of directors of the California Foundation for the Humanities, an independent and non-profit partner for the United States National Humanitarian Fund. One of the founders of "International Thriller Writers". In addition to thrillers, he writes scripts for television series and films. And finally, and perhaps little known to the general public, Lescroart loves to cook. His original recipes are published in Gourmet Magazine and in the Taste of Murder cookbook. John and his wife Lisa Sawyer live in Northern California. His website is johnlescroart.com.  Bibliography Series Auguste Lupa 1086 - 1.

Son of Holmes 1987 - 2.

Rasputin`s Revenge Dismas Hardy 1989 - 1.

Dead Irish 1990 - 2.

The Vig 1993 - 3.

Hard Evidence 1994 - 4.

The 13th Juror 1998 - 5.

The Mercy Rule 1999 - 6.

Nothing But the Truth 2000 - 7.

The Hearing 2002 - 8.

The Oath 2003 - 9.

The First Law 2004 - 10.

The Second Chair 2004 - 11.

The Motive 2008 - 12.

Betrayal 2009 - 13.

A Plague of Secrets 2013 - 14.

The Ophelia Cut 2014 - 15.

The Keeper 2015 - 16.

The Fall 2018 - 17.

Poison 2004 - John Lescroart Collection (omnibus) 2012 - Hard Evidence / The 13th Juror / Nothing But the Truth (omnibus) 2012 - The Dismas Hardy Novels ( omnibus) Abe Glitsky 1995 - 1.

A Certain Justice 1997 - 2.

Guilt 2000 - 3.

The Hearing 2011 - 4.

Damage 2014 - 5.

The Keeper Wyatt Hunt 2006 - 1.

The Hunt Club 2010 - 2.

Treasure Hunt 2012 - 3.

The Hunter Novels The Best American Mystery Stories (1998) (ed ited by Sue Grafton), for "The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra".  Natural Suspect (2001) (with William Bernhardt, Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline and Laurence Shames) Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) (An anthology of stories edited by James Patterson) The Suspect (2007) Sunburn (2009) No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Thomas H.

Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F Gulli, Lamia Gulli, Peter James, JA Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Alexander McCall Smith, Phillip Margolin, Michael Palmer, T.

Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, RL Stine and Marcia Talley) FaceOff (2014) (An anthology of stories edited by David Baldacci) Fatal (2017) Novellas 2014 - Silent Hunt (with T .

Jefferson Parker ) 2017 - The Porta l (with MJ Rose ) Non fiction 2004 - Writing the Popular Novel (with Loren D.

Estleman )

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John Lescroart (English John Lescroart ) American writer, author of more than 20 thrillers, 18 of which have taken pride of place on the New York Times bestseller lists. Born January 14, 1948 in Houston, Texas, graduated from Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, California in 1966 and 1970 with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in English. Before becoming a professional writer in 1994, John changed many careers: he worked as a text editor for law firms, a bartender, an artist, an editor, in the advertising business, a programmer and a fundraiser. He was a guitarist and performed with the "Real Good Band". Ten million copies of his books have been sold in seventy-five countries, translated into twenty-two languages. John also received the Maurice Prize from the University of California, Davis, for his mastery of large-scale artwork. He is also a member of the board of directors of the California Foundation for the Humanities, an independent and non-profit partner for the United States National Humanitarian Fund. One of the founders of "International Thriller Writers". In addition to thrillers, he writes scripts for television series and films. And finally, and perhaps little known to the general public, Lescroart loves to cook. His original recipes are published in Gourmet Magazine and in the Taste of Murder cookbook. John and his wife Lisa Sawyer live in Northern California. His website is johnlescroart.com.  Bibliography Series Auguste Lupa 1086 - 1. Son of Holmes 1987 - 2. Rasputin`s Revenge Dismas Hardy 1989 - 1. Dead Irish 1990 - 2. The Vig 1993 - 3. Hard Evidence 1994 - 4. The 13th Juror 1998 - 5. The Mercy Rule 1999 - 6. Nothing But the Truth 2000 - 7. The Hearing 2002 - 8. The Oath 2003 - 9. The First Law 2004 - 10. The Second Chair 2004 - 11. The Motive 2008 - 12. Betrayal 2009 - 13. A Plague of Secrets 2013 - 14. The Ophelia Cut 2014 - 15. The Keeper 2015 - 16. The Fall 2018 - 17. Poison 2004 - John Lescroart Collection (omnibus) 2012 - Hard Evidence / The 13th Juror / Nothing But the Truth (omnibus) 2012 - The Dismas Hardy Novels ( omnibus) Abe Glitsky 1995 - 1. A Certain Justice 1997 - 2. Guilt 2000 - 3. The Hearing 2011 - 4. Damage 2014 - 5. The Keeper Wyatt Hunt 2006 - 1. The Hunt Club 2010 - 2. Treasure Hunt 2012 - 3. The Hunter Novels The Best American Mystery Stories (1998) (ed ited by Sue Grafton), for "The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra".  Natural Suspect (2001) (with William Bernhardt, Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline and Laurence Shames) Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) (An anthology of stories edited by James Patterson) The Suspect (2007) Sunburn (2009) No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Thomas H. Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F Gulli, Lamia Gulli, Peter James, JA Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Alexander McCall Smith, Phillip Margolin, Michael Palmer, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, RL Stine and Marcia Talley) FaceOff (2014) (An anthology of stories edited by David Baldacci) Fatal (2017) Novellas 2014 - Silent Hunt (with T . Jefferson Parker ) 2017 - The Porta l (with MJ Rose ) Non fiction 2004 - Writing the Popular Novel (with Loren D. Estleman )