• Poison

  • A Dismas Hardy Novel
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Series: Dismas Hardy, Book 17
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-13-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (167 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the "master of the legal thriller" (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart comes a dramatic family drama in which attorney Dismas Hardy is called on to defend a former client against the accusation of murder.
Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long, and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences.
Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations-owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper, Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge 11 years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she's been embezzling funds from the company - but she insists she did not kill her boss.
As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company's $25 million market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail.
But Dismas has to save not only his client's life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has a painted a target on his back, too. With Lescroart's signature "smart, riveting, and utterly compelling" (Brad Thor, number one New York Times best-selling author) prose, this whip smart and nail-bitingly suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the very end.
©2018 John Lescroart (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
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2 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 02-14-18

Worst Lescroart legal 'thriller' ever!

I made the mistake of setting Poison by John Lescroart aside with 4 hours left this morning to listen to Scott Pratt's Justice Lost which was released today. When I completed Justice Lost I returned to Poison and completed it; comparing the two legal thrillers is unavoidable. Lescroart's Poison suffers from the comparison. I have read or listened to many John Lescroart legal thrillers. Poison just-take-a nap boring. Justice Lost is a tightly written novel with an interesting plot and great narration. Poison is a sloppily written excessively wordy novel. Narration by Jacques Roy is mostly disinterested monotone. My advice is to skip this one; I wish I had.

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5 out of 5 stars
By L. Dvorak on 04-05-18

Classic Dismas Hardy

Lescroart delivers again! I have read (or listened to) every Dismas Hardy look by Lescroart. It has been a privilege & honor to follow him with all his quirks of character & wry sensibilities for his entire adult life. Is this the end? Hardy solves one final case. All the favorite characters _ now older too are featured, Franny, Abe Glitzkey. Wes Farrell, “ the (fully grown “Beck”, Facebook-employed Vincent. Such a satisfying read. While David Colache will remain my favorite narrator of the Hardy series, this new reader is also superb. Great plot, great writing, great performance. Please don’t let this be the end.

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