by John Lescroart
Book #3 in the Dismas Hardy series (1993)
When the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco’s murder trial of the century.
The first evidence is found in the belly of a shark: a hand sporting a jade ring. The hand belongs to a Silicon Valley billionaire.
A Japanese call girl with a long list of bigshot johns is the defendant. But a series of bizarre twists and turns blows the case wide open, making Hardy himself a target for everyone from the victim’s sexy daughter to the vengeful judge who wants Hardy to sizzle . . .
“A gripping courtroom drama that may well be Lescroart’s breakthrough novel . . . As always, Lescroart creates compelling, credible characters and holds the reader’s attention through every step of the plot.” — Publishers Weekly