The First Law
A NovelBook - 2003
A New York Times Bestseller Recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at the San Francisco Police Department. But instead of his old job as chief of homicide, he's assigned to a desk job in payroll. He has no business investigating murders -- until his father's closest friend is shot dead in a pawnshop. Prodded by his father, Abe inquires about the case. The brass tells him to stay out of it. They've already targeted their prime suspect: John Holiday, proprietor of a run-down local bar, and a friend and client of Dismas Hardy. But while Dismas Hardy built a solid legal practice and a happy family, Holiday didn't follow the same path. Still, Hardy finds ample reason to question Holiday's guilt.
Publisher: New York Dutton 2003
Characteristics: 403 pages