The Oath



✫ [PDF] ✑ The Oath By John Lescroart ✸ – E17streets4all.co.uk People magazine crowns him a master The San Francisco Chronicle calls his bestselling novels compulsively readable And Larry King hails his legal thrillers as spine tingling In The Oath, John Lescroar People magazine crowns him a master The San Francisco Chronicle calls his bestselling novels compulsively readable And Larry King hails his legal thrillers as spine tingling In The Oath, John Lescroart pits defense attorney Dismas Hardy and homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky against each other in the most dangerous case either has ever faced When the head of San Francisco s largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit and run car accident But the autopsy soon tells a different story an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician Eric Kensing becomes the prime suspect in a high profile homicideAbe Glitsky, though hindered by the inept bunglings of two politically appointed cops assigned to the investigation, quickly sets his sights on Kensing Desperate and in need of an attorney, Kensing turns to Dismas Hardy for his defense But as the pressure mounts to indict Kensing, Hardy goes on the offensive, believing that the murder had little to do with his client, and everything to do with business Hardy knows that all is not well with the HMO, and makes a terrifying discovery too many patients have been dying, many of them victims of murder and it looks like it is the hospital that is killing themHis own marriage tested and his family strained as he struggles to save his client, Hardy must uncover a twisting conspiracy of avarice and violence that takes the lives it is sworn to save A timely and gripping novel that puts lives and a long standing friendship at grave risk, The Oath is John Lescroart at his galvanizing best.The Oath

John Lescroart born January , is an American author best known for two series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy and Abe GlitskyLescroart was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Jun pero Serra High School, San Mateo, California Class of He then went on to earn a BA in English with Honors at UC Berkeley in In addition to his novels, Lescroart has written several screenplays.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader the investigation, quickly sets his sights on Kensing Desperate and in need of an attorney, Kensing turns to Dismas Hardy for his defense But as the pressure mounts to indict Kensing, Hardy goes on the offensive, believing that the murder had little to do with his client, and everything to do with business Hardy knows that all is not well with the HMO, and makes a terrifying discovery too many patients have been dying, many of them victims of murder and it looks like it is the hospital that is killing themHis own marriage tested and his family strained as he struggles to save his client, Hardy must uncover a twisting conspiracy of avarice and violence that takes the lives it is sworn to save A timely and gripping novel that puts lives and a long standing friendship at grave risk, The Oath is John Lescroart at his galvanizing best."/>
  • Paperback
  • 468 pages
  • The Oath
  • John Lescroart
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 0451207645

10 thoughts on “The Oath

  1. says:

    This is a well written mystery that starts out as a hit and run but turns into a murder mystery There is a also a medical malpractice investigation tied into the case This is book 8 in the series but it read ok as a stand alone Dismas Hardy is a lawyer hired by Dr.Eric Kensing, a prime suspect in the murder Abe Glitsky is Hardy s friend and head of the San Francisco homicide squad There are other characters who evidently have recurring roles in the series, but Hardy and Glitsky are the main This is a well written mystery that starts out as a hit and run but turns into a murder mystery There is a also a medical malpractice investigation tied into the case This is book 8 in the series but it read ok as a stand alone Dismas Hardy is a lawyer hired by Dr.Eric Kensing, a prime suspect in the murder Abe Glitsky is Hardy s friend and head of the San Francisco homicide squad There are other characters who evidently have recurring roles in the series, but Hardy and Glitsky are the main characters and on opposite sides of this case.This book started off slow but held my interest throughout I was not sure who the murderer was until almost the end This book was lent to me by a relative who enjoys Lescroart s books.I like his ability to describe body language She smiled with all the warmth of a cobra

  2. says:

    great book tho longer than should be

  3. says:

    In The Oath by John Lescroart, multiple mysteries coalesce into a fascinating conundrum When a hit and run driver hits the head of an HMO probably one of the few occupations that would be despisedthan a lawyer in our popular culture , it s difficult to know whether the act was attempted murder or led to an opportunity for attempted murder When negligence leads to death in the marquee hospital of the same HMO, it s difficult to know whether that death is connected to other convenient In The Oath by John Lescroart, multiple mysteries coalesce into a fascinating conundrum When a hit and run driver hits the head of an HMO probably one of the few occupations that would be despisedthan a lawyer in our popular culture , it s difficult to know whether the act was attempted murder or led to an opportunity for attempted murder When negligence leads to death in the marquee hospital of the same HMO, it s difficult to know whether that death is connected to other convenient deaths in that same hospital More than any other Dismas Hardy mystery that I ve read so far, this novel offers a virtual kaleidoscope of motives and opportunities for murder with plenty of refracting color from Dismas ongoing struggle to keep his marriage family intact if not entirely happy and his combination competitive collaborative friendship with Abe Glitzky, head of homicide for SFPD Everywhere one looks, there is a fascinating complexity to this story.I was disappointed to reach the point in the book where I read an obituary on one of the important supporting characters in the series My respect for the author went up yet another notch when I read how he handled the events surrounding that obituary I wouldn t want to spoil it for you Lescroart prepared a spicy recipe of guilt, reality, and grief mixed with hope wouldn t want anyone to think the whole book is a downer that was just right.Now, I don t mean to imply that Lescroart s craft completely fooled me I was fairly certain about the villain responsible for the pivotal event s , but this master storyteller managed to make me doubt my own suspect at various points in the book Maybe the suspect I liked as the pivotal villain didn t do all of the dirty work himself herself Maybe Dismas was wrong in his assumptions this time Maybe this potential alibi for one of the suspects did it Maybe the events in the book have no bearing to each other, just like standard police procedure would assume until there was sufficient evidence to establish the case At one point, Lescroart gave a color and a clue related to a foreign language to take the reader s suspicions in a certain direction This proves to be important evidence, but not with the suspicion with which it is introduced I love it when this happens in a mystery The author is clever enough to shake my faith in my own deductions and then, shows me how wrong I was to doubt my conclusions.Finally, I truly appreciated the fact that the protagonist wasn t overconfident in this one In some of the earlier Dismas Hardy stories, I felt like he was certain that his courtroom tricks as one opponent and even a judge called them would win the day This time, I felt like Hardy weighed law, justice, his client, and the case very carefully at many different junctures He seemedmature, if you will Needless to say, this episode in the series is nowhere near a disappointment

  4. says:

    Dismas Hardy, San Francisco attorney, takes on a client who becomes a suspect in a murder case Eric Kensing was the attending physician when the head of an HMO died in his hospital The victim had been hit by a car but an autopsy showed that excessive levels of potassium had been administered to him just before he died, bringing on a heart attack Hardy believes his client is innocent but Kensing has difficulty comprehending that he is the prime suspect He manages to lie to his attorney about Dismas Hardy, San Francisco attorney, takes on a client who becomes a suspect in a murder case Eric Kensing was the attending physician when the head of an HMO died in his hospital The victim had been hit by a car but an autopsy showed that excessive levels of potassium had been administered to him just before he died, bringing on a heart attack Hardy believes his client is innocent but Kensing has difficulty comprehending that he is the prime suspect He manages to lie to his attorney about critical times and persons, thinking it doesn t matter he s innocent His obfuscations cause Hardy a great deal of pain, but he continues to work for his client And part of that work involves looking for the real killer.Hardy s relationship with Abe Glitsky, homicide detective, is threatened along the way The two have been friends for years but they are working different sides of the fence this time, and acting in the best interest of different interests Much of the book is, in fact, about these two men The plot is a vehicle for exploring their feelings and actions Which appealed to me, given that I prefer plots that are character driven.It turns out that there are several possible murderers, but only one other stands out Again and again Kensing emerges as a real possible Are we to find out that Hardy has it wrong It s happened before I won t tell It s a good legal thriller,on the outskirts of the law than on the courtroom

  5. says:

    I hesitate to mark this as a legal mystery as, unlike many of Lescroart s other books, there is very little that takes place in a courtroom except for a couple of grand jury scenes No need to summarize the plot as the book s description does that just fine without any spoilers and this book would be ripe for spoilers Not a great book, just a lot of fun I especially enjoyed the repartee between Glitsky and Hardy, two best friends, who manage to focus on their own conflicting jobs and irritate I hesitate to mark this as a legal mystery as, unlike many of Lescroart s other books, there is very little that takes place in a courtroom except for a couple of grand jury scenes No need to summarize the plot as the book s description does that just fine without any spoilers and this book would be ripe for spoilers Not a great book, just a lot of fun I especially enjoyed the repartee between Glitsky and Hardy, two best friends, who manage to focus on their own conflicting jobs and irritate each other no end, yet manage to forgive and forget.You ll learn some interesting economics of running a hospital and HMO and trying to keep the HMO going provides the motivation for several of the mercy killings that lead to the penultimate murder I did find the murderer s motivations to be rather unconvincing, but then again, I don t value money and power the way her she it no spoilers there did

  6. says:

    This was definitely the best John Lescroart book I ve read so far, although I ve enjoyed them all, this one really had me torn between reading like crazy to get to the end and trying to restrain myself to make it last longer Although it was becomingobvious who the killer had been as I got closer to the end, the twist in the tale was the final reveal which was the icing the cake for me.

  7. says:

    I ve yet to find a Lescroart book I didn t like Solid mystery, engaging writing style and familiar characters This book was written 12 years ago, but it still rings true, as health care firms try to balance costs and treatment efficacy.

  8. says:

    It s exciting and emotional watching the pieces come together Usually a brisk read.

  9. says:

    A hit and run accident puts the head of San Francisco s largest HMO into his own hospital, where he dies At first, everyone believes that he died from complications from the accident but the autopsy indicates he was murdered by an overdose of potassium The prime suspect, the attending physician who holds a grudge with the man for several reasons the number one, is the man s affair with Dr Kensing s wife which cost him his marriage Detective Abe Glisky is hindered by his political appointees A hit and run accident puts the head of San Francisco s largest HMO into his own hospital, where he dies At first, everyone believes that he died from complications from the accident but the autopsy indicates he was murdered by an overdose of potassium The prime suspect, the attending physician who holds a grudge with the man for several reasons the number one, is the man s affair with Dr Kensing s wife which cost him his marriage Detective Abe Glisky is hindered by his political appointees who are charged with finding the hit and run vehicle His best friend, cop turned defense attorney believes his client his innocent and is doing another investigation Not cool where best friends are concerned Hardy believes that this murder has less to do with his client andto do with the business, and he is determined to learn the truth Hardy s client puts him on the trail of too many deaths in the hospital s ICU One of the two political appointees is proving his worth, although he does make rookie mistakes In the end, Glitsky, Hardy and the two rookies set the true killer up and it almost cost Glitsky his life Oh, how I love these books

  10. says:

    First things first, The Oath should be read BEFORE The Hearing For some reason The Oath is listed as Dismas Hardy 8, and The Hearing as Dismas Hardy 7 That is incorrect.Now to the book itself Lescroart never really disappoints His books may SOMETIMES be a little long, but they are usually oh so good, and he does not disappoint with The Oath There are some moments that are a little melancholy, but the plot is top notch Just be prepared to temper those moments of sadness so that you can fu First things first, The Oath should be read BEFORE The Hearing For some reason The Oath is listed as Dismas Hardy 8, and The Hearing as Dismas Hardy 7 That is incorrect.Now to the book itself Lescroart never really disappoints His books may SOMETIMES be a little long, but they are usually oh so good, and he does not disappoint with The Oath There are some moments that are a little melancholy, but the plot is top notch Just be prepared to temper those moments of sadness so that you can fully immerse yourself into the Hardy Glitsky world and enjoy a really good novel.Buy it, read it and enjoy

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