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The Oath

Lescroart, John

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ISBN 10: 0525945768 / ISBN 13: 9780525945765
Published by Dutton, New York, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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handsome copy of the lescroart mystery published 12 years ago. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 018224

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Title: The Oath

Publisher: Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed on Tipped in Page

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Attorney Dismas Hardy is hurled into a world of greed and violence when he makes a horrifying discovery, which threatens his family and his long-standing friendship with homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, while representing Dr. Eric Kensing, a man accused of murdering the head of San Francisco's largest HMO. 125,000 first printing.

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Bad medicine makes good plotting in John Lescroart's latest, which brings back lawyer Dismas Hardy and his best friend, homicide cop Abe Glitsky. A string of suspicious deaths at a San Francisco HMO don't look like murder at first--until Tim Markham, the head of the HMO, dies from injuries received in a hit-and-run accident. But did the injuries really kill him? Glitsky believes that Hardy's client, Dr. Eric Kensing, killed his boss. Kensing had at least two good reasons: not only was Markham having an affair with his wife, but his cost- cutting restrictions were threatening the lives of Kensing's patients. Kensing is a bit too heroic for the reader to ever believe in him as a suspect, and the real murderer is pretty obvious from the get-go, which cuts down the suspense. Still, the reappearance of Glitsky and Hardy will be welcomed by Lescroart's many fans, who'll be delighted with the widowed cop's new wife and new life and happy to see the guys back in familiar if well-trodden territory. --Jane Adams

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