The Second Chair Picking up where "The First Law" left off, Lescroart's attorney/cop tag team of Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky reunite. Disillusioned by the "system" after the… 2004-01-26 Mystery and Thriller E.P. Dutton
Book Review

The Second Chair (2004)

Details Release Date: Jan 26, 2004; Writer: John Lescroart; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: E.P. Dutton

Picking up where ''The First Law'' left off, Lescroart's attorney/cop tag team of Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky reunite. Disillusioned by the ''system'' after the shooting of a mutual friend, Hardy has been plea-bargaining away most of his cases while his deskbound SFPD pal longs for his more active lieutenant days. The bungling of a double-murder case by a young associate, however, soon thrusts a reluctant Hardy back into the courtroom and an eager Glitsky onto the trail of a killer dubbed the ''Executioner.'' Despite an initially slow pace and Lescroart's heavy reliance on story lines from prior novels, ''Chair'' is an entertaining, if unoriginal, page-turner.

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints