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If you are fan of San Francisco, you will like this story that takes place in the city. You will be familiar with everywhere the characters go.
The first half of the book is a bit slow but the second half is worth the trip. The final crime solving methodology reminds me of Agatha Christie's Inspector Poroit (if you are old enogh to remember her). What I liked was the author provides you with the clues for the murder throughout the story...some of the clues are obscure, but they are there for the very careful reader.
I would have given it a 5 but the crime was not particularly clever and some of the characters and interactions were predictable in their behavior. Overall, a very enjoyable read.
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John Lescroart writes beautifully, and has a seemingly limitless supply of good stories to tell. "Treasure Hunt" does not break his perfect winning score, delivering complete satisfaction, as usual. It does mark a slight departure from his previous San Francisco-based legal thrillers, in that it focuses not on Lescroart's usual heros -- Dismus Hardy and Abe Glitsky -- but rather on one of their side-kicks' side-kick, Mickey Dade, aspiring private investigator. Hardy and Glitsky are barely mentioned, and never appear in the story. Instead, we are presented with a puzzling murder, several likely suspects -- a la Agatha Christie -- and plenty of red herrings. And, like Agatha Christie, we have to wait until the very end to find out which person we DIDN'T suspect done it. As with Lescroart's other thrillers, San Francisco, itself, plays a prominent role in "Treasure Hunt" -- almost like one of the characters, with all her moods, beauty, and political underbelly. I recommend this audiobook to all fans of classy thrillers, particularly to those who have ever lived in San Francisco. As one who has has that pleasure, I enjoyed visualizing each locale, street, and landmark as they provided settings for the story. I docked one star from my rating of this audiobook, only because I didn't like Jeffrey Cummings' reading as much as I had enjoyed David Colacci's interpretation of most of Lescroart's previous audiobooks. Cummings doesn't have quite the range of voice and accent that Colacci has; but, all the same, he does O.K., not detracting enough from the reading to reduce enjoyment of this audiobook.
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