I was reading he Dismas Hardy books in order until I came to the Robert Lawrence narrations. No. This doesn’t work. So I skipped #s 8 and 9 and dropped into #10 rather than put up with a grating voice. It looks like the publisher/producer agreed because #s 10-14 (the series to date) all use Colacci to read.
Anyway – Harding finds himself once again with a complex case dealing with the rich and powerful of San Francisco. But that’s not too important. Andrew Bartlett, the 17-year old son of a prominent SF family has got himself arrested for the double murder of his girlfriend and her drama coach and he could not possibly have more working against him – motive and opportunity plus witnesses, forensic evidence and prior troubles with the law. Dad (step-) wants the charges dropped or the the boy found not guilty – whatever – or however much – that takes.
Besides all that his attorney, Amy Wu, Hardy’s a young and new lawyer with the firm, is screwing things up – in lots of ways. But the only question on the minds of Wu and Hardy is whether he should he be tried as a child or an adult – and how much time he’ll serve – they believe he’s guilty. Meanwhile Andrew proclaims his innocence.
Then another murder pops up – and another. Hardy looks at possible connections. Oh this feels good – Lescoart and Hardy as I know and love them. 🙂