A Novel

Book - 2008
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When Dismas Hardy agrees to clean up the caseload of recently disappeared attorney Charlie Bowen, he thinks it will be easy. But one of the cases is far from small-time--the sensational clash between National Guard reservist Evan Scholler and an ex-Navy SEAL and private contractor named Ron Nolan. Two rapid-fire events in Iraq conspired to bring the men into fatal conflict: Nolan's relationship with Evan's girlfriend, Tara, a beautiful school-teacher back home in the states, followed by a deadly incident in which Nolan's apparent mistake results in the death of an innocent Iraqi family as well as seven men in Evan's platoon. As the murky relationship between the US government and its private contractors plays out in the personal drama of these two men, and the consequences become a desperate matter of life and death, Dismas Hardy begins to uncover a terrible and perilous truth that takes him far beyond the case and into the realm of assassination and treason.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2008.
ISBN: 9780525950394
Characteristics: 422 p. ; 25 cm.


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Apr 26, 2018

Hmm. Not my kind of book at all. My personal opinion is that Betrayal would have made a better stand-alone novel. I missed reading about my favorite Dismas Hardy character, as well as his family and friends. DNF

Jun 24, 2013

this is book #12 in the series

Jul 03, 2011

Found the book to be disappointing and not even close to the quality plot and writing of previous Lescroart works

Jun 02, 2008

Typical Lescroart: Well researched and interesting legal points. Dismas and Hardy are back, although they do not play prominent rotes in the story.


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