A Certain Justice

A Certain Justice

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A novel that examines the nature of justice--and injustice--follows an ordinary man who, through no fault of his own, is hounded, hunted, and almost destroyed for a crime he did not commit

Blackwell North Amer
Set in San Francisco, A Certain Justice is about justice denied in a most violent fashion, and the ultimately heroic actions of a so-called common man, Kevin Shea, who becomes involved with the law to the extent that he is hunted, hounded and nearly destroyed for an act he never committed. With him is a young woman, Melanie Sinclair, who also seems at first flush to be almost superficial, ordinary and predictable, but who becomes something much deeper as she joins forces with Kevin Shea in an urban and contemporary version, on one level, of a Thelma and Louise/Bonnie and Clyde, except that this couple is absolutely innocent.
Leading the hunt for the fugitive pair is Abe Glitsky, Dismas Hardy's close friend, now chief of homicide, whose job it is to bring them in dead or alive. Compounding his troubles - and threatening the innocence not only of the accused but of those who would bring them to justice - is the overpowering presence of a key U.S. senator who demands a quick resolution to the matter, and whose ambitions extend beyond the mere fight for truth and justice...

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A suspenseful novel that examines the very nature of justice--and injustice--follows an ordinary man who, through no fault of his own, is hounded, hunted, and almost destroyed for a crime he did not commit. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : D.I. Fine, 1995
ISBN: 9781556114458
1556114451
Branch Call Number: FIC Lescroart, J 1995
Characteristics: 435 pages ; 25 cm

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rahmmie
Apr 25, 2011

Okay at best

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Russ_A
May 18, 2010

Don't judge Lescroart by this book. It's probably his worst one; others, like Betrayal or The Hearing are excellent. This one has too many characters and the plot is too Byzantine to follow. It's 95% politics and backstory on the characters, none of whom are admirable here, and only 5% mystery. These percentages should be reversed. His usual verisimilitude is missing, going past far-fetched all the way to preposterous. I can suspend disbelief for a good story, but not this far. I'm a big fan of Lescroart but if this were the first book of his I'd picked up, I would never have read a second.

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