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The Vig #2020

The Vig A beautiful woman paid it with her body A seedy lawyer used somebody else s money It s the vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money Now in the city by the Bay everyone has to

  • Title: The Vig
  • Author: John Lescroart
  • ISBN: 9780451219152
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Vig By John Lescroart, A beautiful woman paid it with her body A seedy lawyer used somebody else s money It s the vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay Down and out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay Dead.A beautiful woman paid it with her body A seedy lawyer used somebody else s money It s the vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay Down and out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay Dead But a friend of Ingraham s, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn t so sure And Hardy has to find out, because a stone cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both.Now, to save his own skin, Dismas must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law From mob foot soldiers to brokenhearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham and the payback has only just begun

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    1. An old book but a great book I started reading this Dismas Hardy series unfortunately in the middle of it before I realized it was a series So I backtracked and started at the beginning Great characters Well written My kind of cop detective story This was book 2 and I believe there are 16 books in this series Its like the Robert Parker, Jesse Stone series I often compare cop books to his writing I find the Parker books very comfortable Nothing that will stop your heart or make you fall over with [...]

    2. Dismas Hardy s resum is a little difficult to understand former Marine combat in Vietnam , former San Francisco cop, former Assistant DA, now one quarter owner of the Shamrock and full time bartender there The explanation is simple, though The events that induced him to leave a promising legal career began when his infant son died as a result of an oversight on his father s part Then his marriage dissolved, and there ensued a 10 year period of self loathing and aimlessness Dismas had only begun [...]

    3. Although I prefer reading from book number one in a series, sometimes it s not all that important However, in this series, I believe it is important for the development of the main character, Dismas Diz Hardy.He s an interesting guy an ex cop, ex assistant prosecutor and now part owner and bartender at the Little Shamrock, a local bar Notice, I didn t say fern bar like in TGIF or the like It s a neighborhood working man s bar.For much of the book Diz is looking over his shoulder after an old co [...]

    4. Months ago I read , featuring the dynamic duo D.A Dismas Hardy and his homicide detective sidekick Abe Glitsky Hardy I like Glitsky the son of a Jewish father and a black mother I adore As The Vig opens, neither is happy Years ago, Hardy and another prosecutor Rusty sent a black man to prison now he s out and the word is, he intends to kill them Glitsky is frustrated by what he sees as a lack of effort by many of his police department colleagues But there are plenty of murders to keep him busy H [...]

    5. The blurb on the cover of this one says, the plot twists and turns Having just emerged from this tale I d go one further and call it labrynthian This is book 2 of the Dismas Hardy series, and for me, it filled in the picture I had of Dismas, Frannie, Abe and Moses even further I initially started this series at book 4, and have now just started re reading from the beginning It also gave me a hefty respect for the sheer amount of talent it takes to be an author Not only do you need to have a good [...]

    6. Totally cool read, that I enjoyed than its predecessor Lescroart brings Dismas Hardy back in this second installment of the series.I really enjoy Hardy as a character, and although I am not sure if Abe Glitsky will be his co star for lack of a better word is another cool addition Dismas is back, and this time a paroled convict who has threatened to kill both Dismas and his friend Rusty is at the thick of the action.within a day a double murder perhaps has occurred, and Rusty is missing In tryin [...]

    7. As usual, iin Lescroart s Dismas Hardy series, he has an interesting plot and an wide range of well drawn characters Murder, loan sharks, threats and politics all mixed up in a nice legal suspernse thriller The series books do not need to be read in order each can stand alone.This is an early one in the Dismas Hardy series and one part I liked is the interaction between Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky While Hardy is frantic over a death threat made earlier by a parolee, Glitsky feels such threats a [...]

    8. This was my first experience with this author It was well done, but I found myself having trouble connecting with the characters until the very end The plot was a bit too transparent for my tastes, but it was still an entertaing read I might read from this author but it will unlikely be something I m in a hurry to do I think the Nordic Noir authors and Michael Connelly just do it better, setting a rather high bar.

    9. Another enjoyable entry to Dismas Hardy This is only my second book in the series but I m going to be bold and dare to say I think this series is right on par with Harry Bosch And that is a pretty big compliment as I love that series.

    10. I enjoyed the first book very much and was excited to read the second The plot was pretty good with a lot of set up for a good who done it mystery Unfortunately, there were so many clues as to who did it, it was pretty easy to guess There was an opportunity at the end to turn all the clues into red herrings and make the bad guy someone else But that didn t happen Then the epilogue popped in with a big story changer for the future which didn t have quite enough build up it seemed just tacked on t [...]

    11. I didn t start reading the series about Dismas Hardy as I had thought I was initially reading a stand alone title I wanted to back track and read some of the earlier novels in the series but I m glad I didn t read this novel earlier as I might not have continued with the series I think my appreciation of this novel is higher due to reading further ahead in the series This novel gives quite an introspective view of Dismas Hardy as the plot twists unfold and I don t know that I would have apprecia [...]

    12. Engaging, but not stellar I m not convinced that this is one of Lescroart s best efforts The variety of different scenarios and positions was good, and the lack of certainty and changes of convictions of the main players was refreshing I don t know, upon rethinking it, maybe the rating deserves another star I may have allowed some of my exterior distractions affect too much on my rating.

    13. I have read and enjoyed five other John Lescroat books, but this one left me cold I found the plot convoluted and the novel to be too long In his other books, I found the situations to be creative and believable but not here.

    14. In the second book of the Dismas Hardy series by John Lescroart, Dismas is visited by Rusty Ingraham, an old colleague from the District Attorney s office It seems Louis Baker, a defendent that swore he d kill both Rusty and Dismas when he was released is preparing to be released Rusty fears this con will actually come after them, so he asks Dismas to set up a check system Dismas calls Rusty each morning at 10a.m and Rusty calls Dismas each night at 10p.m If either one doesn t call or isn t avai [...]

    15. No spoilers this was somewhat of a long winded mystery Halfway through I found myself becoming bored, but I persisted

    16. Second Dismas Hardy mystery Dismas is still working as a bartender at The Shamrock, when he spots a face from the past a man steps off the city bus and enters the Shamrock His name is Rusty Ingraham, a former Deputy DA with Hardy in the San Francisco DA s office Dismas buys the apparently down and out Ingraham a drink and Ingraham tells Hardy that Louis Baker has been paroled from San Quentin after 9 years, but short of his full sentence of 13 years Both Hardy and Ingraham had prosecuted Baker, [...]

    17. I remember enjoying lots of books by this guy It s fun, with cool characters, a quick pace, a plausible story line Nice dialogue, setting Solid narration Tight focus Some sex.If you are in the mood, however, to spend your time thinking about what you re reading, you ll see the stereotypes, and the view is not nice For instance, we have a big, tough, scary, black man as a villain and that he is black, tough, scary, and big is what carries the plot and all the other characters for many pages Even [...]

    18. The ex cop and DA turned bartender, following the death of his infant son, Dismas Hardy is the protagonist in this second episode in the series that bears his name Diz has been coasting for a good ten years now, when a former colleague, Rusty Ingraham, shows up at the bar, to warn Diz that a newly paroled ex con is gunning for him Diz is dismayed and not a little frightened, and the tension escalates when Rusty, apparently a murder victim, disappears Hardy takes a break from tending bar, hoping [...]

    19. BEWARE OF SPOILERS I DON T HIDE OR PROMOTE MY REVIEWS I summarize to help me remember what I read sometimes I throw in a critique This is the installment in the life of Dismas Hardy in which he hooks up with Frannie, who as Dismas wife, wends in and out of the subsequent books.Dismas is always a crime solver whether, as in this book, he s just tending bar or is working as a prosecutor or a criminal defense lawyer or even between jobs What I liked about this installment is that author Lescroart d [...]

    20. A solid, upbeat sequel to Dead IrishAlthough The Vig is intended to be a stand alone, I would strongly recommend reading the previous Dismas Hardy book entitled Dead Irish to understand some of the self torment on the part of Dismas Hardy that continues into this book For those that have read Dead Irish, this book is not nearly so dark and tortured Not that it s a comedy since there are plenty of people dying, being set up in criminal schemes and hard choices are faced by many of the main chara [...]

    21. Payback is murder.A beautiful woman paid it with her body _ _A seedy lawyer used somebody else s money _ _It s the vig the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money _ _Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to payDown and out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood _ _All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay _ _Dead _ _But a friend of Ingraham s, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn t so sure _ _And Hardy has [...]

    22. This book will be interrupted due to having to return to ebook library Dismas Hardy, a retired San Fran detective, who has contacts within the bereau looks into the death of a fellow detective friend, that was made to look like suicide It was also made to look like he killed a woman in his company as well.

    23. The Vig was a decent enough story, but it doesn t really stand out from the pack In The Vig, a violent felon is released from prison in a case that Dismas Hardy prosecuted years back After the detective in the case warns Hardy, he runs scared As the book unfolds it becomes apparent that the killings going on in the story aren t related to the felon There s that s lurking underneath the story Even after the felon gets arrested, Hardy won t let it go With the help of his friend, Abe Glitsky, they [...]

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