The Ophelia Cut: A Novel

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The Ophelia Cut: A Novel

by John Lescroart

Atria Books | March 18, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart's most beloved protagonist returns to face the most personal case of his career in a masterful novel that showcases all of this author's extraordinary storytelling skills.

When Moses McGuire becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter's rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy- Moses's brother-in-law- agrees to defend him. But 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, 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, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 18, 2014

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476709165

ISBN - 13: 9781476709161

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Ophelia Cut: A Novel

The Ophelia Cut: A Novel

by John Lescroart

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 18, 2014

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476709165

ISBN - 13: 9781476709161

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New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart's most beloved protagonist returns to face the most personal case of his career in a masterful novel that showcases all of this author's extraordinary storytelling skills.

When Moses McGuire becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter's rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy- Moses's brother-in-law- agrees to defend him. But 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, 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, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

About the Author

John Lescroart was born in Houston, Texas on January 14, 1948. He started writing as a student at the University of California-Berkeley, where he majored in English. Following college and a job with a telephone company, he traveled around Europe, singing folk and country-rock music. He won the 1978 Joseph Henry Jackson best novel award for under-35 California writers with the autobiographical novel Sunburn. While helping his wife raise their two children and working in legal, bartending, musician, and social service positions, he still found the time to write numerous novels. His novels include the Dismas Hardy Series, Son of Holmes, Rasputin's Revenge, A Certain Justice, Guilt, The Hunt Club, The Suspect, Sunburn, Treasure Hunt, Damage, and The Hunter. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 with his title The Ophelia Cut.

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