A Certain Justice

A Certain Justice

eBook - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
A brutal murder rocks a city.  An innocent man stands accused.  And justice is the next to die.

In a city of tolerance and hope, everything came apart.  One man died  at the hands of another.  The next victim was killed by a mob.  Now fires burn in the night, helicopters throb through the air, and politicians, lawyers and cops vie for the remnants of power...

Somewhere in the once-placid streets of San Francisco, a young man is on the run, charged by the media with a crime he didn't commit, hounded by demagogues, hunted by a desperate police department.  One cop knows that Kevin Shea is innocent of a brutal racial murder.  An ambitious politician will use Shea for her own ends.   And a down-and-out lawyer is all that stands between Kevin Shea and an even more atrocious crime.   For when there's no law left, justice is the only hope...

Baker & Taylor
When a black man is lynched in San Francisco, Chief of Homicide Abe Glitsky struggles to do the right thing despite pressure put on him by an ambitious politician and a former lover. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Signet Book/New American Library, [2006]
ISBN: 9781440629327
Characteristics: 1 online resource (458 p.)


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Apr 25, 2011

Okay at best

May 18, 2010

Don't judge Lescroart by this book. It's probably his worst one; others, like Betrayal or The Hearing are excellent. This one has too many characters and the plot is too Byzantine to follow. It's 95% politics and backstory on the characters, none of whom are admirable here, and only 5% mystery. These percentages should be reversed. His usual verisimilitude is missing, going past far-fetched all the way to preposterous. I can suspend disbelief for a good story, but not this far. I'm a big fan of Lescroart but if this were the first book of his I'd picked up, I would never have read a second.

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