Lawyer Dismas Hardy returns in A Plague of Secrets by master storyteller John Lescroart, in what has been described by Lee Child as 'Today's best legal series'.
When Dylan Vogler, the manager of the Bay Beans West coffee shop, is murdered, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix.
But how much did Maya Townshend - the socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business
As another of Maya's acquaintances is murdered, and as the names of the celebrity, political, and even law-enforcement customers come to light, tabloid-fueled controversy takes the investigation into the realms of conspiracy and cover-up. Prosecutors close in on Maya, who has a deep secret of her own - a secret she needs to protect at all costs during her very public trial, where not only her future but the entire political landscape of San Francisco hangs in the balance, hostage to an explosive secret that Dismas Hardy is privilege-bound to protect.
The best of the best - Lee Child
High-class...first-rate - Sunday Telegraph
Breathtaking - LA Times
Brilliant - Washington Post
Compulsively readable - San Francisco Chronicle
John Lescroart is the author of twenty-nine novels, nineteen of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Libraries Unlimited has named John among 'The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors'. With sales of over twelve million copies, his books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies. He lives in California.