The First Law

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Lescroart
Narrator: Robert Lawrence
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Police Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: January 2003
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours
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At last recovered from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky is back at work. But instead of returning to his old job as chief of homicide detail, he’s assigned a desk job in the payroll department, where he has no business investigating murders—until his father’s closest friend is shot dead in a downtown pawn shop. Glitsky asks the new homicide lieutenant about the case, but the brass tells him to stay out of it. Guided by the Patrol Special—a private police force supervised by the SFPD that is a holdover from San Francisco's vigilante past—the police have already targeted their prime suspect: John Holiday, proprietor of a run-down local bar, and a friend and client of Dismas Hardy. Hardy has ample reason to doubt both his client’s guilt and the evidence conveniently stacked against him. Hardy turns to Glitsky for help, but when Holiday is implicated in the grisly killings of two more men, their pleas fall on hostile ears. To avoid arrest, Holiday turns fugitive, and the police believe three things: that Hardy’s a liar protecting Holiday, that Holiday is a cold-blooded killer, and that Glitsky’s a bad cop on the wrong side of the law.And as the deadly pursuit for a murderer intensifies, Hardy, Glitsky, and even their families are directly threatened by the forces that want to see Holiday brought down. Cut off from the system that they both served, denied justice from the corridors of power, and increasingly isolated at every turn, Hardy and Glitsky face their darkest hour. For when the law that is meant to shield and protect those closest to them fails, they must look to another, more primal law in order to survive.…

Reviews (4)

the First Law

Written by suev on July 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Sending book back after two cd's listened to. I didn't like the narrator as he was different than the other books I listened to. The first 2 cs's had too many characters that I could keep up with them. Very little of Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky. I I am used to having more of them in the book. I I will look for more books with the same reader that I am used to. And probably newer books. This one was from 2003.

Written by Jacqueline Martin on April 11th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This by FAR was the best book of the D. Hardy dowries series yet.... Heart breaking of the loss of great characters but wow... Spectacular writing. And the narration was at first hard to get used to because I have a comfort with with Colacci.... But he did a fine job!

1st Law

Written by Anonymous on July 11th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent character development. Every character seems to be a real person one might know. Ending not at all predictable. Moves along well. I can't wait for the next Lescroart.

The First Law

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on October 27th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book in the Dismiss Hardy series. I have not read them in order so each book I have to figure out is it before or after the last book I read. This book was a bit different than the others I have read. No court room drama but presents an ethical problem for each of the main character of the story. Story has lots of action and moves right along. If you were reading it would be called a "page turner".

Author Details

Author Details

Lescroart, John

John Lescroart is the bestselling author of eighteen previous novels, which have sold more than ten million copies. He lives with his family in Northern California.