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The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1)
The Hunt Club - Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1
Author: John Lescroart
At first, The Hunt Club had a membership of one private investigator Wyatt Hunt. Since then, others have joined, both on and off the official payroll. Their common interest is obtaining justice -- one way or another. But they don't mind having a little fun along the way, and that's exactly what they're doing one late-spring night at ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451220103
ISBN-10: 0451220102
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 544
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 204 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great whodunnit mystery.
Bibliocrates avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 252 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I dove into this book. It started out great, a thrilling page-turner. I gradually lost interest in the story after the first half. Some of the characters were interesting, some bored me. The plot twists were not at all surprising and I found myself skimming through much of the book toward the end. I had no doubts about the innocence of the accused. Was I supposed to think she was guilty? The story line focused on whether or not she was guilty, and it shouldn't have in my opinion. This book was mildly entertaining, the second half very disappointing, the ending too abrupt. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for another whodunit. I've definitely read better. This was my first book by John Lescraort. I'll give him another try sometime.
gigi avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book! The Hunt Club is a diversified group that came together as an investigation agency after Wyatt Hunt was forced from his job. His job of helping children in peril was very gratifying for him, but when he had to make the decision to leave the state agency, he started the Hunt Club, and in this book, they are after the killer of a well known federal judge and his mistress.
Bamalama avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 36 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great Book
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jjares avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 3260 more book reviews
One of the main reasons I love John Lescroarts books is the sparkling repartee between characters. Wyatt Hunt and Devin Juhle have a great time giving each other digs and barbs; it reminds the reader that these are just plain guys who are doing difficult things.

Because I find Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky to be such attractive men, it was difficult to transfer my interest in a new character. However, Lescroart is a master of the series and he uses two secondary characters to help us make the transition: Amy Wu and Wes Farrell. Wes is the king of amazing t-shirt slogans; where does he get all those zingers?

Another thing I love about Lescroarts books is the use of a city (San Francisco) as a backdrop and canvas upon which the characters and action move. Is there a city as politicized as San Francisco? The author has an understanding of the complexity of the citizens attitudes, as well as the politics that have a strong influence on how San Francisco operates.

As usual, Lescroart creates a fascinating back story for Wyatt Hunt. After just a couple of chapters, I felt I understood what made Wyatt tick; the author has the knack for explaining character in just a few hundred words.

A federal judge and his paramour are found shot in the judges home. This judge is leaning on one of the most powerful unions in California, is that the reason hes been killed? Why kill his girl friend?

Theres a point where the story seems to lose its focus and just meander. Of course, Lescroart spends time setting up this new story line; obviously Wyatt will be a help to Dismas Hardys law office in the future. However, the action in this story gets lost for a time.

My problem with this series is that Wyatt isnt Dismas Hardy or Abe Glitsky. Although the author has created an interesting character in Wyatt, he lacks the gut-wrenching back story of Dismas or the difficult present life of Abe.
reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 76 more book reviews
This was a fun book. There were engaging characters (although there were enough secondary characters for things to get a little confusing) and an interesting plot. Lescroart did a great job building suspense without resorting to anything particularly gory/heinous/extreme. I'd definitely read more from Lescroart.
punkinema avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 305 more book reviews
Excellent tale of murder, missing suspects and lots of twists to the tale. I couldn't put the book down. Not a police procedural per se which is this author's usual type book. Great read and surprises galore.
reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
The plot of this book is gripping. It is quite a surprise ending and I'm sure that enthusiasts of police procedurals will enjoy this immensely.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 472 more book reviews
I am a huge John Lescroart fan. The Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series has been a joy to read and it was with some curiosity that I awaited the release of The Hunt Club. This was to be a departure from the past and I was hoping it would measure up.

Dismas Hardy makes a few cameo appearances in this novel, but this story as about a new character, Wyatt Hunt, PI. Still set in San Francisco, Hunt becomes involved in the murder of a federal judge and his mistress and the disappearance of a television personality... The beginning of the novel is promising and it is not long before you find yourself immersed in the intrigue however, for far too long, the story is allowed to meander without apparent purpose until as the end comes into sight, Lescroart finds his feet again and puts some very interesting finishing touches to it.

This is a novel that does not beg for or even promise a sequel. It can easily be a stand alone book and if there are no further adventures of Wyatt Hunt, that will be alright with me. Hopefully, if Mr. Hunt is to have some longevity in future novels, the author will find something about him to make him relevant to those of us who admire his writing.
reviewed The Hunt Club (Wyatt Hunt, Bk 1) on + 121 more book reviews
It was great!!