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New York Times bestseller John Lescroart <les KWAH> newest novel Treasure Hunt, brings back Wyatt Hunt, last seen in The Hunt Club. Lescroart pairs Hunt with a new protégé, in an intricate, tightly plotted thriller set against San Francisco‘s glamorous charity circuit. Treasure Hunt is both a nail-biting thriller and a coming-of-age story, filled with Lescroart’s trademark San Francisco flavors. Mickey Dade, its young, fresh protagonist, gradually learns the lessons Hunt knows very well, as the world he imagines unravels around him.
Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but that’s all he’s been doing at Wyatt Hunt’s private investigative service, The Hunt Club. Hunt has been keeping an eye on Mickey and his sister, Tamara, since their hardscrabble childhood, so Mickey is pitching in to pay for chef school. His itch to be active is answered when a body is discovered: It’s Dominic Como, one of San Francisco‘s most high-profile activists—a charismatic man known as much for his expensive suits as his work on half a dozen nonprofit boards. One “person of interest” in the case is Como‘s business associate, Alicia Thorpe—young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey’s friends. As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that the city’s golden fund-raiser was involved in some highly suspect deals. The lovely Alicia knows more about this—and more about Como—than she’s letting on.
“We love to tell people about John,” said VJ Books co-founder, Virginia Lenneville, “both about his fantastic novels and also how to properly pronounce his last name.” Autographed copies of Treasure Hunt will ship in late January/early February. VJ Books’ long-standing relationship with Mr. Lescroart has resulted in an ample backlist inventory of his previous titles, all of which are available at www.vjbooks.com.
JOHN LESCROART is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, including A Plague of Secrets, Betrayal, The Suspect and The Hunt Club. His books have been printed in sixteen languages and published in more than seventy-five countries.
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A brisk pace, sharp dialogue and believable characters propel bestseller Lescroart‘s 13th thriller to feature San Francisco defense attorney Dismas Hardy (after Betrayal). When someone shoots Dylan Volger in an alley near the coffee shop he managed, Bay Beans West, the cops discover a load of marijuana in the victim’s backpack, a crop of weed growing in his attic and a customer list that includes a judge and several local officials. Suspicion centers on Hardy’s client and Bay Beans West’s owner, Maya Townshend, who’s the sister of a city supervisor and the mayor’s niece. That Maya was paying Volger an unusually high salary of $90,000 suggests he was blackmailing her. An arrogant U.S. attorney decides to turn the trial into a “career-making moment,” invoking a little-known law to prosecute Maya. Lescroart skillfully juggles myriad plot threads, including one involving homicide detective Abe Glitsky, a series regular, whose young son is in a coma after a car accident.