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San Francisco is a city on the brink of panic…

John Lescroart skilfully and subtly weaves together a story of a privileged youth on trial for murder, and an entire city on the brink of panic, taking this popular series to new heights of stylish suspense. Perfect for fans of Lee Child and John Sandford.

‘Lescroart plays out clues with the patience and cunning of a master fly fisherman’ – Orlando Sentinel

To the outside world, it looks like Dismas Hardy is finally on top. A managing partner at his thriving law firm but beneath the surface bravado, Hardy has lost his faith in the law. Now he has a high-profile and challenging case: a seventeen-year-old arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher. As the case moves swiftly to trial, Hardy can’t even turn to his old friend Abe Glitsky for help. San Francisco has been seized by a wave of violence and an embattled Glitsky must somehow stop the criminal upsurge while being hounded by a hostile media. With the city on the verge of panic, Hardy’s search for the truth takes him down a perilous path. With very little belief in his young client’s innocence, and even less in the legal system, Hardy has to conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client… and save himself.

What readers are saying about The Second Chair:

‘Once again, Lescroart proves he is the master of this genre

The Second Chair is second to none

‘John Lescroart weaves a tangled web of suspense back and forth with thick intensity

Reviews

The best of the best
Lee Child
High-class...first-rate
<I> Sunday Telegraph </I>
Breathtaking
<I> LA Times </I>
Brilliant
<I> Washington Post </I>
Compulsively readable
<I> San Francisco Chronicle </I>