Lawyer Dismas Hardy returns in The Thirteenth Juror by master storyteller John Lescroart, in what has been described by Lee Child as 'Today's best legal series'.
Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose.
While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe. As the trial progresses, the complex truth itself begins to change, to bend, to fade in and out of focus as the clock keeps ticking on Jennifer's fate, until there seems only one person left to convince, and she is "the 13th juror"--the judge. The 13th Juror is a stunning and suspenseful novel of moral ambiguity, of good intentions, bad judgements and the tortuous path to ultimate justice.
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.