By John Lescroart
From manhattan occasions bestselling writer John Lescroart, a riveting novel that includes Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky at the hunt for clues a few girl who has long gone missing.
On the night earlier than Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a protect within the San Francisco County penitentiary, drives to the airport to select up his step-brother for the weekend. after they go back, Hal’s spouse, Katie, has disappeared and not using a clue.
By the time Dismas Hardy hears approximately this, Katie has been lacking for 5 days. The case moves just about domestic simply because Katie have been seeing Hardy’s spouse, a wedding counselor. by way of this time, the unique lacking folks case has develop into a suspected murder, and Hal is the major suspect. And the attorney he desires for his protection is none except Hardy himself.
Hardy calls on his good friend, former murder detective Abe Glitsky, to seem into the case. before everything it sort of feels just like the police may need it correct; the Chases’ marriage was once fraught with difficulties; Hal’s alibi is suspect; the existence insurance coverage on Katie was once large. yet Glitsky’s undertaking is to spot different attainable suspects, and there proves to be no scarcity of them: Patti Orosco—rich, attractive, risky, and Hal’s former lover; the nonetheless unknown one who had a up to date affair with Katie; even Hal’s personal step-mother Ruth, envious of Katie’s gatekeeping opposed to her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes extra, he learns of an incident on the San Francisco detention center, the place Hal works—only one of the questionable inmate deaths that experience taken position there. Then, while Katie’s physique is located no longer 3 blocks from the Chase domestic, murder arrests Hal and he reveals himself an inmate within the very detention center the place he used to paintings, a spot packed with secrets and techniques he understands all too well.
Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous explanations and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in at the elusive fact. As different deaths start to pile up he realizes, might be too past due, that the subsequent sufferer can be himself.