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Nothing But the Truth

by John Lescroart

Penguin Publishing Group | February 1, 2001 | Trade Paperback

Nothing But the Truth is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he’s worried. Frannie’s a great mother. Turns out there’s a good explanation: she’s in jail.

Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury--and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who’s accused of killing his wife. Now it’s up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: Why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumont--and why? He’s looking for the truth. But he’s not quite sure he wants to find it…

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.25 in

Published: February 1, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451202856

ISBN - 13: 9780451202857

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legal Thriller Lescroart is right up there with Grisham and Baldacci. This is a thrill ride that will keep you guessing to the last pages. Hardy and Glitsky kept me reading well into the night. I thought the DA got off to easy with this one. A must read for you legal fans.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nothing but the truth I enjoyed this chapter in Dismas Hardy's life very much. I liked the way the author moved a couple of times between Dismas' 'thoughts' and his wife's. I felt the story was strong, has some interesting twists, and touched on many real-life issues.
Date published: 2001-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing but the truth.. I have read a couple of books by this same author, and have to admit this is not one of his best in my view. It starts out very intriguing and ends dull. There seems to be a lot of time invested in whether or not this lawyer seems to trust his wife and not enough in the actual storyline. A bit boring. The wife seems to be possessed with keeping a secret (or two?) from her husband as a means to punish him for his unromantic ways and interest in work over her and "their life together" It actually sounded pretty much like everyone else's life to me, work, work, work......are we not all caught up in this same trap? One making the money to support the other spouse to take responsibility for house and home? Doesn't sound too terribly far fetched to me. Young children seem to not be too terribly excited or bothered by the idea that they drift from one location to another without Mom nor Dad, really, would this be real?Sorry, I found it rather mundain, and account for it in the "average" only rating, not a recommend to read from me.
Date published: 2001-02-27

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Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

by John Lescroart

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.25 in

Published: February 1, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451202856

ISBN - 13: 9780451202857

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At the tail end of a dog of a morning, Dismas Hardy was beginning to fear that he would also be spending the whole stiflingly dull afternoon in municipal court on the second floor of the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.He was waiting--interminably since nine a.m.--for his client to be admitted into the courtroom. This would not have been his first choice for how to celebrate his forty-eighth birthday.Now again the clerk called out someone not his client--this time a young man who looked as though he'd been drinking since he'd turned twenty-one and possibly two or three years before that. Maybe he was still drunk--certainly he looked wasted.The judge was Peter Li, a former assistant district attorney with whom Hardy was reasonably friendly. The prosecuting attorney was Randy Huang, who sat at his table inside the bar rail as the defendant went shuffling past. The public defender was a ten-year veteran named Donna Wong.Judge Li's longtime clerk, another Asian named Manny See, read the charge against the young man as he stood, swaying, eyes opening and closing, at the center podium. The judge addressed him. "Mr. Reynolds, you've been in custody now for two full days, trying to get to sober, and your attorney tells me you've gotten there. Is that true?""Yes, Your Honor," Donna Wong declared quickly.Judge Li nodded patiently, but spoke in a firm tone. "I'd like to hear it from Mr. Reynolds himself, Counsellor. Sir?"Reynolds looked up, swayed for a beat, let out a long breath, sho
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When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he’s worried. Frannie’s a great mother. Turns out there’s a good explanation: she’s in jail.

Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury--and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who’s accused of killing his wife. Now it’s up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: Why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumont--and why? He’s looking for the truth. But he’s not quite sure he wants to find it…

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of nineteen previous novels, including The Betrayal, The Suspect, The Hunt Club, The Motive, The Second Chair, The First Law, The Oath, The Hearing, and Nothing But the Truth. He lives in Northern California.

Editorial Reviews

"The novel's pacing is reminiscent of classic Ross Macdonald, where a week's worth of events are condensed into a few hours . . . [a] winning thriller."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy [is] at his most engaging here…a true star in the lawyer-hero firmament." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Dismas Hardy is such a likable main character that his very presence keeps the story grounded…very entertaining.” —Chicago Tribune

"A master." —USA Today