Damage - John Lescroart


By John Lescroart

  • Release Date: 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 285 Ratings


From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice. 

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who've lined every pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family's heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder of a servant girl in the family home, the fallout against those responsible was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted. The lead prosecutor was pushed off a career fast track. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department's payroll office.
Then Ro's lawyers win him a retrial, and he’s released. Within 24 hours, a fire kills the original trial's star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ashes. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced that Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify any challenger, Abe finds himself in the crosshairs, wondering how much more he can sacrifice in the name of justice.


  • Damage

    By Mangollc
    Excellent....could not put it down... had to forgo cleaning my apt to read this cover to cover
  • My first Lescroart

    By LL255
    Ran out of Coben, Connelly, Child and Grisham - took a chance, though not much of one, thanks to iBooks "sample" - I'm hooked
  • Damage

    By Say-Say Jane
    Not as good as his others. Dismas is a much better protagonist.
  • Hard to put down

    By 1kmc1
    Great story, unexpected events, full characters you can picture as the story evolves. John's knowledge of San Francisco brings great memories of places I've visited and adds to the background of this mystery novel. His wry sense of humor is evident in his main characters and adds even more depth to the story. You won't be disappointed in this book -in fact I have never been disappointed in any of John Lescroart's books - I've loved them all.
  • Good book

    By Medforyou
    Good book but needs better proofreading! Sometimes very distracting for an anal-retentive person!
  • Good page turner

    By Cgnuimhf
    A really good roller coaster ride. This is the first book I've ready by this author, and I look forward to reading more of his work. good twists and turns you may not see coming. GP