The First Law

The First Law

A Novel

Book - 2003
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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
ISBN: 9780525947059
Characteristics: 403 pages


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Feb 26, 2019

same protagonists as in The Ophelia Cut. Quite good, a bit over the top ending. Not as good as The Ophelia cut.

Mar 21, 2017

I enjoy Lescroart's books quite a bit - interesting plots and characters. But this reader detracts from the quality of the writing. Robert Lawrence reads the narrative portions very unevenly. Sometimes he speeds though a part, tonelessly, as though he is just trying to get through the assignment as quickly as possible. But that is not the worst part. He voices several of the characters as if they are mentally very slow - and one of these is a police detective. The women all sound the same and his regional or ethnic accents seem to come and go. As I listened to this CD I wondered why it is so difficult to find talented readers.

Jun 06, 2011

Very entertaining, fast-paced, and well written

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