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Poison: A Novel (Atria Books)
Author John Lescroart in conversation with Mechanics’ Institute Executive Director Ralph Lewin

In this riveting new book by “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart, attorney Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. Preparing for trial, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan, discovering dark, twisted secrets, jealous siblings, gold-digging girlfriends, betrayals, and blackmail. With Lescroart’s razor-sharp dialogue and whip-smart plotting, Poison is a nail-biter that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

 

John Lescroart is the New York Times Bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, available online and in bookstores. He has written twenty novels in the San Francisco based Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series, and three in the Wyatt Hunt series. FATAL is a stand-alone novel. Libraries Unlimited has included him in its publication "The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors." His books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies. John's blog at JohnLescroart.com is updated regularly with writing tips, insights on his books, recipes, recommendations, book give-aways, and more.

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