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By John Lescroart

While the bullet-ridden physique of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy unearths himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's homicide trial of the century. but if a strange sequence of occasions blows the case huge open, Hardy unearths himself at the different facet of the legislations.

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Hardy stopped within the doorway. “Maybe the hand’ll develop into anything. ” Drysdale nodded, his cognizance cut up at most sensible. “Could happen,” he stated. “Could occur. ” At 4 o’clock, Hardy referred to as it quits and went over to Lou the Greek’s. It were an extended afternoon. John Strout, the coroner, used to be a courtly Southern gentleman who authorised Hardy’s apology with obvious sincerity, even though Sixto’s clipped and formal greeting on the table indicated there were a few harsh emotions past within the day. the executive of police, John Rigby, wasn’t on hand, so Hardy scheduled an appointment with him for the subsequent afternoon. The police sergeant who served as Rigby’s secretary took the chance to softly remind Hardy that homicides have been often made up our minds through police paintings, and then they have been handed as much as the D. A. ’s workplace. Hardy attempted to cheer himself with the argument that he had in a short time gone through the just-another-face-in-the-crowd level at paintings. everybody within the construction looked as if it would be aware of who he was once. It wasn’t a lot comfort. He wrote a memo to Locke that he threw within the wastebasket. There wasn’t any fence to fix with Locke. He figured he’d both get a superb conviction checklist and movement up, or no longer get one and flow out. there has been an outstanding line among kissing ass and mending fences. At Lou’s, Hardy sat on my own on the bar, spinning the jade paperweight. He was once nursing a black and tan whilst a tall, very beautiful lady pulled up the stool subsequent to him. Hardy had by no means spoken to her prior to, yet he knew who she was once. She placed a hand on his shoulder, leaned shut and advised him to not permit the bastards get him down. He dropped the jade into his pocket as she flashed him a mouthful of tooth and prolonged the hand that were on his shoulder. “Elizabeth Pullios. You’re Dismas Hardy. ” “Guilty. ” Hardy took the nice and cozy, company hand. “Which looks today’s magic observe. ” Pullios is probably not the best-looking lady within the D. A. ’s workplace, Hardy inspiration, yet she notion she used to be and so sometimes fairly should be. might be 5 foot 8, with shoulder-length chestnut hair that shone even within the dim mild at Lou’s, she had an important nostril, a beneficiant mouth, deep-set eyes and excessive cheekbones. She wore a broom of tasteful make-up, simply enough to trigger the angles and spotlight the eyes. “Guilty is each day’s magic word,” she stated. She signaled Lou at the back of the bar for a drink, then got here again to Hardy. “Ruffled the brass feathers, huh? paintings informed me approximately it. ” “Art advised me approximately it, too. ” “You get reamed? ” Hardy controlled a wry smile. “I can nonetheless take a seat. yet i feel I’ll go on speaking to newshounds for your time. ” “No, don’t,” she stated. Her drink arrived, a double Scotch mist from the appearance of it, and she or he drank 1/2 it in a gulp. “Don’t cease chatting with anyone. They’re simply attempting to bust your balls. seek advice from anyone you should use. ” “Who’s attempting to bust my balls? ” “Locke and artwork. You’re new and that’s what they do. discover what you’re made from. They play the bureaucrat video game ’cause it’s their keep watch over mechanism. Which occasionally is sweet for a few humans, but when you will want a few kick-ass circumstances, don’t enable ’em cease you.

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