HARD EVIDENCE

When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco’s murder trial of the century.

The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law—as a lawyer for the defense….

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Praise for HARD EVIDENCE

“A gripping courtroom drama. As always, Lescroart creates compelling, credible characters and holds the reader’s attention through every step of the plot.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Lescroart blends an intricate plot, a great locale, wonderfully colorful characters and taut courtroom drama to create a book that will leave readers eager for more. Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal

“A blockbuster courtroom drama. Lescroart’s laid-back, soft-shoe approach to legal intrigue is all his own.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“The plot bounces effortlessly between the courtroom and the intra office battles among prosecutors. The writing is excellent, and the dialogue crackles.”

—Booklist

“Gripping. This author is a master of details . . . one never doubts the world he has created.”

—West Coast Review of Books

“Hard Evidence is a hefty, engrossing legal thriller . . . compulsively readable, a dense and involving saga of big-city crime and punishment.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

Dutton Hardcover, 1993; Signet Paperback, 2002