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This was flat out one of my favorite interviews. John is a legend in the business, and couldn't have been a nicer guy. And he's a fellow Californian—what's more to love?
During the interview, we talk about his latest book, The Fall, which delves into themes relates to the flaws in our legal system, including institutional racism and an imperfect foster system.
He also helps support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which helps care for foster children and teens.
Did you know John is an accomplished recording artist? I've been binge-listening to him since the interview. Listen here
Finally, I always get a cheap thrill when I see a character name that belongs to someone I know. One of his characters, Graham Russo, happens to be the name of my nephew. So there's that. I know someone who will be getting a copy of The Mercy Rule.
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John Lescroart is the New York Times Bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including most recently The Fall, available online and in bookstores now. He has written seventeen novels in the San Francisco based Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series. Libraries Unlimited has included him in its publication "The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors," his books have been translated into twenty languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies.