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Damage (Abe Glitsky, Bk 4)
Damage - Abe Glitsky, Bk 4
Author: John Lescroart
When wild boy Ro Curtlee was convicted of rape and murder, the fallout against those responsible for putting him behind bars-including detective Abe Glitsky-was uncompromising. That's because the Curtlee family is among the Bay Area's most powerful billionaires. When a retrial ends in Ro's release, it appears his need for retribution...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451235428
ISBN-10: 0451235428
Publication Date: 1/3/2012
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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jjares avatar reviewed Damage (Abe Glitsky, Bk 4) on + 3255 more book reviews
John Lescroart is one of my favorite authors. He has 3 series that interlock with each other. Dismas Hardy is the major character in the lawyer series, Abe Glitsky handles the police series and Wyatt Hunt is the self-employed PI.

DAMAGE is the fourth Abe Glitsky novel; however, Dimas Hardy and Wes Farrell join Abe as main characters. In all of Lescroarts books, San Francisco is literally a character. Whether the marine layer or city politics or famous city landmarks are part of the mix, San Francisco is always the background upon which the characters struggle.

Shock of the century, Wes Farrell is now the DA for San Francisco. Wes is a 2011 version of a beatnik or a hippie. He travels to his own drummer and strolls into his law office in worn t-shirts that offer wry comments on the wearers psyche (HEAVILY MEDICATED FOR YOUR SAFETY is one example). Over several books, Wes has gotten more serious about his life and career; this is the result.

The media moguls of San Francisco are the Curtlees. They are unscrupulous power-brokers with fingers in most of the city pies. However, their heir, Ro Curtlee was found guilty of a vicious rape and murder 10 years ago. Everyone associated with the prosecution of Ro was demoted or fired from their jobs thanks to the under-the-table actions of the Curtlees.

Now, Ros lawyers have won a retrial and Ro is released from jail. Suddenly, witnesses from Ros first trial die horribly. Glitsky is sure Ro is exacting revenge; wet-behind-the-ears Wes faces the powerful Curtlees as he starts his job as DA.

The Curtlees go after Abe Glitsky in the press; Abe can find no evidence that Ro is behind the mounting death count. The tension mounts and the reader must hold on as he joins a wild roller-coaster ride.

The Abe Glitsky Series
1. A Certain Justice (1995)
2. Guilt (1997)
3. The Hearing (2000)
4. Damage (2011)
DieHard avatar reviewed Damage (Abe Glitsky, Bk 4) on
Excellent book. This is my second Lescroart novel but definitely won't be my last. The writing is top-notch and the story flows at a good pace.
reviewed Damage (Abe Glitsky, Bk 4) on + 47 more book reviews
Another great book by John Lescroart. His writings of San Francisco in all its social and political complexity is perfect and it serves as more than a mere backdrop for the mystery. Bay Area details like the local fog, the city police, places and streets become an integral part of this true legal thriller. Abe Glitsky, Dimas Hardy and Wes Farrell are back again as the main characters.

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