John Lescroart Discusses The Rule of Law

John Lescroart is on book tour right now for his latest Dismas Hardy legal thriller, The Rule of Law. You can order a signed copy of it, or a copy of any of his books that are available through the Web Store.

Here’s the summary of The Rule of Law.

In “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart’s electrifying new novel, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother—a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder—has just been released.

Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death—on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. The connection between Phyllis, her brother, and Hector’s murder is not something Dismas can easily understand, but if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he needs to put all the pieces together—and fast.

Proving that he is truly “one of the best thriller writers to come down the pike” (USA TODAY), John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, engrossing novel filled with shocking twists and turns that will keep you on your toes until the very last page.


You have the opportunity to watch the event via YouTube if you missed it, or if you want to see it again. But, I also wanted to mention a podcast that is totally different. Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, has been doing occasional podcasts with authors. John Lescroart is one she talked with for a podcast. Here’s the link to the podcasts on the bookstore’s page. Check it out because you might find a favorite author there.

Now, you can watch the actual John Lescroart event, if you want.