Betrayal: A Novel

Front Cover
Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 422 pages
1 Review
New York Timesbestseller John Lescroart returns with an ambitious, torn- from- today’s-headlines thriller featuring his trademark blend of real people and real suspense.

John Lescroart’s millions of fans have been waiting three years for the return of San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy and his buddy, detective Abe Glitsky—and in that time John Lescroart’s popularity has continued to soar. Now, Hardy and Glitsky reunite in a story filled with the big themes that are worthy of them—the intersection of love, betrayal, and a desperate search for the truth in a critical matter of national security.
R 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 the treacherous streets of Iraq to the courtrooms of California, Betrayalis not only John Lescroart’s most ambitious and provocative novel, it is a magnificent tour de force of pure storytelling.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Betrayal: a novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In his 12th legal drama (after The Suspect), San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy takes on the open cases of missing attorney Charlie Bowen. What seems to be simple housecleaning presents the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
23
Section 4
37
Section 5
48
Section 6
59
Section 7
73
Section 8
78
Section 24
243
Section 25
254
Section 26
262
Section 27
271
Section 28
282
Section 29
289
Section 30
295
Section 31
301

Section 9
91
Section 10
109
Section 11
122
Section 12
137
Section 13
147
Section 14
157
Section 15
164
Section 16
174
Section 17
182
Section 18
187
Section 19
197
Section 20
203
Section 21
211
Section 22
220
Section 23
233
Section 32
318
Section 33
329
Section 34
338
Section 35
350
Section 36
358
Section 37
366
Section 38
374
Section 39
381
Section 40
390
Section 41
402
Section 42
415
Section 43
421
Section 44
423
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

John Lescroart is the bestselling author of eighteen previous novels, which have sold more than ten million copies.

Bibliographic information