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The Missing Piece

(2021)
(Book 19 in the Dismas Hardy series)
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The beloved New York Times bestselling Dismas Hardy series returns with this relentlessly twisty murder thriller.

No one mourned when San Francisco DA Wes Farrell put Paul Riley in prison eleven years ago for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. And no one is particularly happy to see him again when he’s released after The Exoneration Initiative uncovered evidence that pinned the crime on someone else. In fact, Riley soon turns up murdered, surrounded by the loot from his latest scam. But if Riley was really innocent all along, who would want him dead?

To the cops, it’s straightforward: the still-grieving father of Riley’s dead girlfriend killed the former prisoner. Farrell, now out of politics and practicing law with master attorney Dismas Hardy, agrees to represent the defendant, Doug Rush—and is left in the dust when Rush suddenly vanishes. At a loss, Farrell and Hardy ask PI Abe Glitsky to track down the potentially lethal defendant. The search takes Glitsky through an investigative hall of mirrors populated by wounded parents, crooked cops, cheating spouses, and single-minded vigilantes. As Glitsky embraces and then discards one enticing theory of the crime after another, the truth seems to recede ever farther. So far that he begins to question his own moral compass, allowing author John Lescroart to explore what TheWashington Post calls “the genuine humanism that [is] central to his writing.”

Masterful misdirection, Lescroart’s signature “enthralling…sharp dialogue” (Publishers Weekly) and a shockingly satisfying climax make The Missing Piece a first-rate thriller you’ll savor to the last word.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2021 : Hardback
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Title: The Missing Piece, 19 (Dismas Hardy)
Author(s): John Lescroart
ISBN: 1-982170-49-2 / 978-1-982170-49-3
Publisher: Atria Books
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December 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Missing Piece (Dismas Hardy, 19)
Author(s): John Lescroart
ISBN: 1-4328-9212-6 / 978-1-4328-9212-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Audio Editions

March 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: The Missing Piece: A Novel (Volume 19)
Author(s): John Lescroart
ISBN: 1-79712-858-2 / 978-1-79712-858-0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Piece: A Novel (Dismas Hardy, Book 19)
Author(s): John Lescroart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Piece: A Novel (Dismas Hardy, Book 19)
Author(s): John Lescroart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Piece: A Novel (Dismas Hardy Book 19)
Author(s): John Lescroart
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA