[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who've lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family's heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department's payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their lives.

And then Ro Curtlee's lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.

Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial's star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars?

Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2010
ISBN: 9781441802569
Branch Call Number: AB LESC DAM
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (ca. 13 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Colacci, David


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Mar 29, 2018

I had to keep checking to make sure I didn’t miss that this book was set in the 1960s… It wasn’t. But there’s no way to explain how the police never check street cameras, never ran checks on cars while they were following them. And his description of how journalists write and operate is like something out of a 12-year-old girls diary of someone being mean to her. What a waste of time.

aaa5756 Aug 18, 2014

The Audiobook CD was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Feb 04, 2013

This novel was too long, depressing and uninspiring for my taste. 3 of 10 stars

avidreaderabc Apr 26, 2011

Lescroart writes with detail and surprise. The ending is never what you would expect.
You must read all of his books. I recommend reading them in order as he maintains the same main characters in each novel.

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