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John Lescroart

Dear Librarians,

I'm delighted to announce the publication of THE HUNTER on January 3, 2012.  This novel, my 23rd  book, features the third adventure of San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt.  Raised by loving adopted parents, Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family — until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number:  "How did your mother die?"

The answer is murder and, urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades.  His family's dark past unfurls in dead ends.  Child Protective Services, who suspected but could never prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mother's drug-addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable.  And who is the texter, and how are they connected to Hunt?

Yet in the present, time is running out.  The texter, who insists the killer is out there, refuses to be identified.  The cat-and-mouse game leads Hunt across the country and eventually to places far more exotic — and far more dangerous.  As the chase escalates, so does the threat, for the killer has a secret that can only be trusted to the grave.  

Remember, I'm always happy to hear from you, the country's librarians, about any- and everything.  Write me at my website, www.JohnLescroart.com or visit me on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/johnlescroart) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/johnlescroart).  And thanks for being such a great and important part of my life.

John Lescroart

"THE HUNTER should come with a WARNING.  Do not read this book unless you have an extended period of time.  You will lose sleep, skip meals and hold your breath until the last page, and then immediately want more. "  — Debbie Macomber, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
The Hunter / John Lescroart / Dutton Adult / Hardcover; 400 Pages
Price: $26.95 / ISBN: 978-0525952565 / Published: January, 2012
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