The Mercy Rule|John Lescroart
The Mercy Rule
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Once Dismas Hardy was a cop. Now he spends his days in a lawyer's suit, billing hours to a corporate client in a downtown San Francisco office. Hardy's wife and kids like it that way. Then one client changes everything.


Graham Russo, a former baseball star, is charged with murdering his dying father. Was it suicide, the last desperate act of a dying man? Was it murder? Or mercy?


Now, as a carnival of reporters, activists, cops, lovers, and families throng around the case, Dismas Hardy is going to trial with a client he doesn't trust, a key witness he cannot believe, and a system that almost destroyed him once. For Dismas, this case will challenge everything he believes about the law, about his family, and about himself. Because a chilling truth is beginning to emerge about an old man's lonely death. And what Dismas knows could put him next in line to die. . . .

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  • ISBN-13: 9780440222828
  • ISBN-10: 0440222826
  • Publisher: Dell
  • Publish Date: August 1999
  • Dimensions: 6.88 x 4.21 x 1.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds
  • Page Count: 640