Friday, January 18, 2019

The Rule of Law by John Lescroart

It all starts when his secretary leaves early for home and then doesn't come back the next day.  She said she was sick but she's never missed a day before and didn't look unwell.  When she finally returns, she won't tell him why she was gone.  But before too many days go by, the DA's office sends officers to take her in as an accomplice in murder.  He knows she didn't do it but can he figure out who did?

Atria and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.

The book has crimes in the present and in the past, corrupt officials, good cops and bad cops and plenty of action.  The biggest problem is that the man who won the district attorney election is full of his own ego and self-importance and anybody he thinks is saying something bad about him or digging into something he doesn't want to be investigated, he gets even by getting rid of them.  He fires three cops, kills his partner for sleeping with his wife and now is trying to get the retired police and attorney that annoy him put in jail for murder.  There's no evidence but he's thinking of making some.

Despite a cover up, they find the current murderer and also learn why his secretary was gone.

I really despised the new DA and his actions but Karma prevails.  What goes around, comes around...

Lots of subplots as well as the main story, so you keep your mind busy as you read along.  It's not the most positive read but it ends as it should so I was satisfied.

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