The Ophelia Cut

A Novel

The Ophelia Cut

New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart’s most beloved protagonist returns to face the most personal case of his career in a masterful novel that showcases all of this author’s extraordinary storytelling skills.

When Moses McGuire becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his own daughter’s rapist, attorney Dismas Hardy- Moses’s brother-in-law- agrees to defend him. But McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers. As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors- until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, he sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?
  • Atria Books | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476709161 | 
  • March 2014
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John Lescroart
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John Lescroart

John Lescroart is the author of twenty-five previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Damage, Treasure Hunt, The Ophelia Cut, and The Keeper. He lives in Northern California.