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The Ophelia Cut

A Novel

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Description

WHEN A BRUTAL RAPIST IS MURDERED, A LOVING FATHER STANDS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. DEFENSE ATTORNEY DISMAS HARDY MUST DEFEND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AND OLD FRIEND MOSES McGUIRE IN A THRILLING CASE THAT HITS FAR TOO CLOSE TO HOME.

Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.

Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers.

As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors—until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the author’s most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary story-telling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 11, 2013 – In bestseller Lescroart’s engrossing 17th legal thriller featuring San Francisco DA Dismas Hardy (after 2010’s Damage), Hardy’s niece, Brittany McGuire, a recent college grad, has the misfortune to date paralegal Rick Jessup. The despicable Jessup rapes her one night after she breaks off their relationship. When Jessup is found bludgeoned to death in his apartment the next day, all the evidence points to Brittany’s alcoholic father, Moses McGuire. The prosecution appears to have the case handed to them on a platter after McGuire drunkenly admits that Jessup deserved his fate, and Hardy must suppress his own doubts as he assumes McGuire’s defense. Hardy races against the clock to find out whether Jessup’s shady dealings with San Francisco politicians may lead to another vigilante with a secret of his own. Some necessary backstory weighs down the momentum at first, but the pace picks up after several 11th-hour revelations. Author tour.

Customer Reviews

Good book.

Diz is my all time favorite fictional character, and this book didn't let me down. It's great to see all the characters back. The story is enthrall inch and the end is quite shocking in several ways. I enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend it to anyone.

The Ophelia Cut

By boysmumas

I've read all the John Lescroart books and have enjoyed them all. And The Ophelia Cut looked like another winner, however the ending was such a disappointment it ruined the experience. All through the plot I was waiting for the part where the ODDIT, but now I'm left to wonder what happened. What about Goodman and Lo? Did they receive any punishment for their nefarious deeds? Did Abe really have to retire? Did Gina have to lie? I'm not sure I'll read the next book in this series.

Just ok

The book is well written and the characters compelling, but the ending falls pretty flat and was a real disappointment.

The Ophelia Cut
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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