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The Ophelia Cut

John Lescroart

In Lescroart’s 17th legal thriller featuring San Francisco defense attorney Dismas “Diz” Hardy, beautiful 23-year-old Brittany McGuire is raped by her paralegal boyfriend, Rick Jessup, after she ends their relationship. When Rick is found bludgeoned to death in his apartment the next day, all the evidence points to Brittany’s alcoholic father (and Hardy’s brother-in-law), Moses McGuire. Hardy is hired to defend Moses, whose stay in prison as he falls off the wagon threatens to bring to light old secrets about the Dockside Massacre (recounted in The First Law, 2003) that may very well destroy Hardy and his colleagues’ careers.